Destino – A Film by Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney

I can’t believe I haven’t seen this until, but it’s the true. It’s hard to describe this, so I’ll let Wikipedia do the hard work for me:

Destino is a short animated cartoon released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. Destino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion. The project was a collaboration between American animator Walt Disney and Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, and features music written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez.

Watching this video it feels like it should be a sequel to Fantasia, an other-worldly and trippy movie that everyone should absolutely should see. And in fact, the whole thing was put together by the folks who worked on Fantasia 2000, so it sort of makes sense. I never thought of Dalí’s work being animated before, but when you watch this it absolutely makes sense. More of them fine art fancy painters should have gotten into cartoons!

Found through Planetary Folklore


October 29, 2009