Destino (2003) – Animation Review

Written by: John Hench & Salvador Dali
Directed by: Dominique Monfery

My Advice: Don’t miss it.

Before he left the company his family founded, Roy Disney revived a project that had been dormant since 1945. In that year surrealist Salvador Dali and animator Walt Disney, under a shroud of secrecy, began work on “Destino.” Originally intended for use in a later Disney animated compendium, the project was constantly troubled. Dali and Disney were very good friends, yet their filmic collaboration was arduous. Both were artistic craftsmen with intense eyes for detail. Both were control freaks determined to have precision and syncopation in the film. In 1946, constantly bogged down by financial troubles, “Destino” succumbed to incompletion.