Lotte Reiniger produced animations using silhoutted characters and basic backgrounds to create simplistic styles of a fairytale. "These are fairytales as they were before Disney got his hands on them - dark, European folk tales with nothing soppy about them. Even though her work reduces images to their very basics, there's incredible grace, complexity and variety to the "performances" of the paper actors." (O'Neill, 2008) Reiniger has captured a sense of truth in her animations as Disney adapted them more for children, she has captured the darkness and reality in the character's and their motives. Cinderella (1922) was her first film adaption in this style, The shapes of the paper characters identified to the audience that the Step mother and Ugly sister's were made to look monstorous with pointy teeth and evil looking eyes. Whereas Cinderella has the shape of a person who is pure and as someone who doesn't deserve the mistreatment.
Figure 1, (2009), Cinderella still 1