Today is the anniversary of the death in 1981 of film director Lotte Reiniger. Her animated shorts use enchanting silhouettes. There is an article here. FilmReference.com has a page devoted to her.
The Frog Prince (1954):
The Little Chimney Sweep (1954):
Jack and the Beanstalk (1955):
Hansel and Gretel (1955):
A short documentary: