these color-corrected screengrabs are from the 1942 WEATHER-BEATEN MELODY and the 1943 THE SNOWMAN short films, both produced during the wartime in germany by HANS FISCHERKOESEN and his studio. considering the circumstances and the very limited resources I think these films are masterpieces. in the late seventies I met fischerkoesen’s son. he was still running his father’s animation studio near bonn right next to the river rhine, where some of the best animated commercials were produced in the fifties and sixties. he remembered the difficult war time when they produced the 3-dimensional settings for DIE VERWITTERTE MELODIE ( weather-beaten melody ) in an animation studio in prague with mostly tchech. animators. if you are interested you can see the shorts on YOU TUBE and there are several articles about this german animation pioneer as well on the internet.