(Walt) said we should have gone ahead and made it anyway
May 15, 2014 11:56 AM Subscribe
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In the mid-1940s, surrealist artist Salvador Dali
began collaborating with Walt Disney
on a short film. The idea was fully storyboarded and an 18 second test animation was completed by Disney animator John Hench
. Soon after, the idea was shelved
due to a changing of focus with Disney Feature Animation.
Almost 60 years later, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney (with consultation from the now 95-year old Hench) spearheaded an effort to finish the film. In 2003, the finished product, "Destino"
In 2004, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. It lost to the Australian short Harvie Krumpet.
A 2003 AWN interview with John Hench