As fascinating as the film itself is the juxtaposition of the two creative geniuses behind it, each bringing his own life-lens to the project -- Dalí described the film as "a magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time" and Disney called it "a simple story about a young girl in search of true love."
The project remained a secret and didn't see light of day until a half-century later when, in 1999, Walt Disney's nephew Roy E. Disney accidentally stumbled upon it while working on Fantasia 2000, eventually resurrecting the dormant gem. In 2003, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
(I can't help but wonder whether Destino inspired Ryan Woodward's stunning Thought of You.)
Destino can be found on the 2010 DVD Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition.
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