Monday, 8 August 2016

Salvador Dali + Walt Disney = “?”

 

 

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether the unlikely pair of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney ever worked together, then the answer is “Yes.” Yes they did.

It was 1946 [not long after Disney’s Fantasia] when these two legendary artists began their collaboration on a short film.
    It would be a half a century later before the film was actually completed. The result is called “Destino” which was made by Walt Disney and the one and only Salvador Dali. You can see both the Disney and Dali style mashed into one and it flows well enough that it actually works to solid effect. Enjoy this unrealised collaboration, now finally completed, and see the surrealistic style of Dali transferred into film with the classic Disney style of character and theme.

Says the commentary at YouTube:

The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal…. Walt Disney said it was "A simple story about a young girl in search of true love."

Fair to say that Dali saw a lot more in it than that.

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