|With Salvador and Walt|
Our time was limited, so I didn't have a chance to explore the whole exhibit. Luckily, Maggie had wandered off and I did a quick spin through the show to find her. I came upon a line at the exit to the show which, of course I got on. (With the Disney theme, I thought it appropriate that I had to spend some time in a queue.)
|Dali's Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's "Angelus"|
|Chronos with Dahlia as nose and eyebrows|
Walt's nephew Roy discovered the project in 1999 and decided to bring it to fruition. Although both Dali and his wife Gala were dead by this time, Gala's journals yielded information about what Salvador had in mind. And illustrator John Hench was still alive to help bring the storyboards to life.
"Destino" is set to a ballad by Armando Dominguez and tells the story of the god Chronos' ill-fated love for the human Dahlia. You won't be alone if you can't quite follow the story line of this short film. But it's both beautiful and strange and fascinating to watch. (Click here to watch the film, which was nominated for the 2003 Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film.)
The exhibit runs through June 12 and is well worth a visit to St. Petersburg to see.