Destino – Dali’s Surreal Disney Collaboration

Destino began in 1946 as a collaboration between Walt Disney and the famed surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Dali and Disney studio artist John Hench began storyboarding the short animated film but production stopped eight months later as Disney Studios were mired in post-war financial woes.

However in 1999 the project came back to life when Disney’s nephew Roy E. Disney unearthed the material while working on Fantasia 2000.

A team of approximately 25 animators deciphered Dalí and Hench’s cryptic storyboards and with guidance from Hench himself, finished Destino’s production.

It’s a visual treat, ripe with Dali’s surrealist images. Prepare to be mesmerised.

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