Lotte Reiniger (Germany), Cinderella, 1922, duration 12:55.

Reiniger is unique in the history of collage/animated films for the simple fact that she was a woman who gained a remarkable following in a creative environment populated by men.  Pay particular attention to the skill and detail of her silhouette/paper cut out work which is memorialized in the Lotte Reiniger Museum in Tubingen, Germany.