DANG! Have y'all seen that Disney + Salvador Dali animated short DESTINO?

In my middle and high school art classes, I always cut for Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose paintings always seemed to have a cartoon-like quality.  So it makes sense that Dali collaborated with Disney and them back in the day.  Peep this incredible animate short Destino below.

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... 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."
I got this video from Nameless.TV,  via a post shared on the GhettoManga FB page by my dude Michael Lagocki.
Salvador Dali has always been a household name among comics and cartoon heads, and I imagine his relationship with Disney and his peeps is at the center of that. [Yes, that IS Dali's iconic painting The Persistence of Memory on Cullen Caine's wall in Herman Heed: The Case of the Mysterious Missing Bigfoot. But I digress...] 
Obviously Dali influenced comics giants like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, who referenced his otherworldly visions in their characters and works often.

Here's another video,  featuring a selection of Dali joints, curated by Distant Mirrors on YouTube.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 -- January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931.

Salvador Dalí's artistic repertoire also included film, sculpture, and photography. He collaborated with Walt Disney on the Academy Award-nominated short cartoon Destino, which was released posthumously in 2003. He also collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on Hitchcock's film Spellbound.

Dalí insisted on his "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors who occupied Southern Spain for nearly 800 years (711-1492), and attributed to these origins, "my love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes."

Widely considered to be greatly imaginative, Dalí had an affinity for doing unusual things to draw attention to himself. This sometimes irked those who loved his art as much as it annoyed his critics, since his eccentric manner sometimes drew more public attention than his artwork. The purposefully-sought notoriety led to broad public recognition and many purchases of his works by people from all walks of life...
Anyways, it's always good to see this kind of stuff. If you're anything like me, you'll wanna CLICK HERE to get your mitts on this awesome hardcover artbook Dali and Disney: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film.

Have great day!

Samax Amen is a professional Content Developer, Illustrator and Cartoonist. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.

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