I came across a beautiful little video the other day. Pretty please I'd like lots of you to follow this link and watch it as I'm unable to embed it in my own blog post. You won't be disappointed, I promise. It tells the story of the German animator Lotte Reiniger whose earliest cartoons pre-date those of Disney and it's called 'The Animation Genius You've (Probably) Never Heard Of'.
No I hadn't. But as someone who is a bit of a fan of the art of papercutting I'm glad I came across this wonderful homage that is recreated in Reiniger's own style. It's tempted me to go in search of the original works. Here's one exquisite example that came out six years before 'That Mouse' made an appearance on the silver screen.