Friday, July 03, 2009
Sal and Walt's Destino!
Salvador Dali and his longtime friend from Bible camp Walt Disney threw in together to create a surreal animated project, to be titled "Destino", but since it would have been very expensive and perhaps even impossible to pull off in 1945, it was never completed during their lifetimes.
In 2003, this little curiosity was dusted off and finished, thanks in part to the modern computer-aided animation techniques. I saw it play with "The Triplets of Belleville", but that wasn't a Disney production, so it didn't appear on the Triplets disc. Instead, it will be released in 2010, after a couple of false alarms. It sounds like this might be a stand-alone disk- an odd choice for a seven minute cartoon, but it will be supported with documentaries and extras. I'd like that.
Read about Destino's tortured sixty-year crawl to the screen here.