Salvador Dali & Walt Disney’s Short Film “Destino”

The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal. The scenes blend a series of surreal paintings of Dali with dancing and metamorphosis. The target production began in 1945, 58 years before its completion and was a collaboration between Walt Disney and the Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí. …

For some time, the project remained a secret. The work of painter Salvador Dali was to prepare a six-minute sequence combining animation with live dancers and special effects for a movie in the same format of “Fantasia.” …

Dalí said: “Entertainment highlights the art, its possibilities are endless.” The plot of the film was described by Dalí as “A magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time.”

Walt Disney said it was “A simple story about a young girl in search of true love.”

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