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Destino (2003) Theatrical Cartoon Destino

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>Walt Disney Studios.
  • Walt Disney Studios.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Film (Animated), 2004.
    Annie Award Nomination, Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Subject, 2004.
    Special Citation, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, 2004.
    Grand Prix, City of Melbourne, Best Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2004.
    Best Animated Short, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2004.
    Special Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, 2004.
    Certificate of Merit for an Animated Short Film, Chicago International Film Festival, 2004
  • Originally Released in 2003.
  • Running Time: 6:40 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

Begun in 1946, this cartoon was explored as a possible release. Various artwork was completed by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. But, for a variety of reasons, production was never completed, and this cartoon was never made.

In late 1945, Salvador Dalí was approached by Walt Disney in what would become a formidable and highly unlikely collaboration. Disney's goal was to create a short film with the abstract artist, one that would bring Dali's unusual paintings to life in animation. The film was storyboarded by Disney studio artist John Hench and artist Salvador Dalí for eight months in late 1945 and 1946; however production ceased not long after due to financial crisis at the Disney company. All that was created for the project were the storyboards and 17 seconds of animation.

Destino is now a reality, finished and directed in Paris by Dominique Monféry, and was presented for the first time in Annecy by Roy Disney himself.

Director's statement by Dominique Monféry: "At first, I was very proud that they asked me to direct the film. And then I became very anxious. My initial feeling was that I couldn't do it as it was too abstract, too surreal. Then I thought about it and felt that I could create a very strong film. I could have taken this material and approached view point it from the audience is to make it more legible. Incomprensible, as it's extremely complex."

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