“A narrow waisted, emerald-eyed brunette flits through a desert full of melting clocks and wacky perspectives, looking for her lover. Giant telephones levitate. Bicyclists with bread loaf helmets pedal by.
No, it’s not a delusion — it’s “Destino,” a film by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. Only six-minutes long, the fantastical jewel packs enough symbols to keep art historians and psychologists busy for years.
Begun in 1946 but shelved because of financial difficulties, the film was finally completed in 2003 by Roy E. Disney, Disney’s nephew and son of Walt Disney Co.’s co-founder. It is showing for the first time in New York City as the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Animazing Gallery.
The honor surely would have delighted the exhibitionist Dali, who is getting another dose of fame during the Year of Dali 2004, an array of exhibits and events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the surrealist artist’s birth on May 11, 1904.
His collaboration with Walt Disney puzzles some, but the two had great respect for each other, with Dali describing Disney as one of the three great American surrealists; Disney’s imaginative freedom of animation mirrors Dali’s artistic vision.
“Destino” garnered a 2003 Academy Award nomination for best short film. Rendered with 21st-century technology, the result may be better than any film its creators could have made. A documentary DVD about “Destino” is planned.
The exhibit at Animazing Gallery runs through Nov. 14 and will not travel.”
[Souce: Yahoo! News]
Too bad it’s not travelling. Salvadore Dali is an amazing artist. I love his view of the world. I also love Disney, the magic I grew up with. I really hope I’ll get to see this movie some how.