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Dali, Disney & Destiny

A little-known collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali has resulted in one of the best short animations you'll ever see.

Re-watching a lot of Disney films as an adult the blind sense of wonder is often replaces with a sickly sense of surrealism, awareness to the obscure maze of imagery and actions that speak to ones subconscious. On that note, it's no surprise that Mr. Disney once actually collaborated with Salvador Dali, the don of surrealist art. The short animation called Destino (Destiny) was created in the late 40s but only released recently in 2003. The secret project looks precisely what you think a Dali/Disney production might look like but with the Spanish painters renowned ability to arouse the unknown;; inspired by Freudian theories on the subconscious, he enforces his "paranoid critique" onto the animation world and the damsel in the story does not find his prince a la classic Disney but seems lost in some sort of purgatory, trapped by her own mind. The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realise his desire to love for a mortal.

Check out this beautiful piece of art below: