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Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí! Remember that time you made a Disney movie?

BY Matt Barbot | PUBLISHED: Friday, May 11th, 2012
Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí! Remember that time you made a Disney movie?

Twitter: @BarbotRobot

Here’s a joke:

Question – How many years does it take for Disney animators to bring a master surrealist’s vision to life?
Answer – Fish.

This is Destino. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. If you have, watch it again. Happy Birthday, Salvador Dalí: I bet your celebration Upstairs is super creepy.

Production on this short began at Disney in 1945 as a collaboration between Walt Disney, Salvador Dalí, and storyboard artist John Hench. Production was halted for financial reasons – World War II ring a bell? – but then was revisited when work on Fantasia 2000 began and, voila, it premiered in 2003. A 58 year production.

It’s beautiful, and it’s very Dalí.



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