I have been looking at the animator Lotte Reiniger after the email from Axel Brotje. Reiniger worked in the early 1920's and produced silhouette animations which included Cinderella, Hansel and Gretal and jack and the beanstalk. Her work is stunning, and all I want to do right now is go cut things out!
After looking at Reinigers work, it lead me to other animators such as Michel Ocelot.
Below is the Lotte Reiniger Silhouette film Cinderella