Dali/Disney Animated Film Makes Debut 60 Years Late

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    DALI-DISNEY MOVIE MAKES ITS 60-YEAR-DELAYED DEBUT

    Sixty years after it was conceived, a film representing the collaboration of Walt Disney and surrealist artist Salvador Dali has debuted at the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France. The film includes a 17-second sequence that was completed by Dali himself when he worked at the Disney studios in Burbank, CA in the mid-1940s. The rest of the film was created from sketches and storyboards that he produced, together with Fantasia animators John Hench and Bob Cormack, before the project was abandoned. Britain's Scotsman newspaper quoted festival director Serge Bromberg as saying that the completed film had given Disney back "a bit of its history."
     
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    Is this the one about baseball that was talked about on the "Fantasia" DVD?

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    Film planned by Disney and Dali makes overdue premiere

    Agence France-Presse

    ANNECY, France (June 3, 7:22 a.m. PDT) - A seven-minute animated film dreamt up more than half a century ago by one of the most unlikely partnerships in history - Walt Disney and Salvador Dali - premiered in this southeastern French city late Monday.

    "Destino", the fruit of a 1946 project between the two men, had its world premiere at the opening of the Annecy animated film festival, which runs until Saturday and is the world's top competitive festival of animated movies.

    Serge Bromberg, the festival's artistic director, told AFP that "in 1946 Dali and Disney met and came up with the idea of making a film. Dali worked with John Hench for several months and they produced 20 seconds of animation plus a lot of sketches.

    "But Disney's finances were in catastrophic state at the time and the project was dropped."

    A few years ago, in 1999, Roy Disney, Walt's nephew and head of Walt Disney Features Animation, stumbled on the notes and decided to finalise the project "to give Disney back a bit of its history", said Bromberg.
     
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    I saw an "Unseen Disney" show at the New Zealand Film Festival hosted by the guy who was head of the Disney Archives. He showed us the 17 second piece, and it was quite something to see - like a Dali painting, but moving. Completely unmlike aything Disney has ever done. Two Dali-style faces moved together, forming the shape of a ballerina between the faces. It would be interesting to see this in a complete form.
     
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    Right now I'm imagining an animated version of "Un Chien Andalo." I have a feeling there are no slit eyballs in this though.
     

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