Dali, Salvador

Dali, Salvador (1904-1989) The surrealist artist was a friend of Walt Disney’s, and he was invited to come to the Disney Studio in 1946 to work on a film project to be called Destino, based on a Mexican ballad. During many weeks at the Studio, he worked with Disney artists John Hench and Bob Cormack, and together they created Dali-esque concepts and story sketches of ballerinas, baseball players, bicycles, and bugs for the proposed film. Unfortunately, it was not completed; only 18 seconds were filmed. The way-out style would have made its success problematical as a separate short cartoon, and Walt did not see how he could fit it into his production program for the 1940s package films. Fifty-seven years later, the Disney Studio finally completed a version of the film.