Destino – The complete Dali / Disney film

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You may have heard that in 1946 legendary surrealist Salvador Dali formed an unlikely friendship with Walt Disney, and they spent some time collaborating on a short film called Destino. Dali and Disney artist John Hench worked on a lot of storyboards, but only 18 seconds of test footage were shot before the project was abandoned.

In 1999, Disney’s nephew Roy Edward Disney was working on Fantasia 2000 and he decided to complete the Destino project, over 50 years after production began. 25 Disney artists worked from the original storyboards (with some input from Hench himself, and notes from the journals of Dali’s widow) and finally completed Destino using a mix of hand-drawn and computer animation.

The project features music written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez and performed by Dora Luz. It was included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2003.

The film has been shown at a couple of festivals and only a handful of clips stayed alive on the web, but now you can finally watch the whole thing below. Men have died to bring you this. So, please go full screen.


We have no idea how long this will last on the Internet. If Disney’s lawyers hear about this we’re all in big trouble.

A good article about the film: “The Destiny of Dalí’s Destino” illuminates Dalí’s collaboration with Disney and discusses the aesthetics of both artists

More about “Destino” at
-Animation World Network
-Article at Wired
- Wikipedia
-Collectorseditions.com
-Jim Hill
-NPR.org

More Salvador Dali on this blog