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Destino (2003)

Destino (2003)




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Short film to a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ants crawl out of a hand and become Frenchmen riding bicycles. Not to mention the turtles with faces on their backs that collide to form a ballerina, or the bizarre baseball game. From the melting clocks and hourglass sand, to the figure rendered in strips, to the character covered in eyeballs, the style and themes of Dalí are clearly recognizable throughout.more


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Critic Reviews for Destino

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

An often-astonishing film of great beauty and bizarre visuals paired with a provocative love song.

Full Review… | May 13, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A dazzling, six-minute animated short that itself is well worth the price of admission.

February 12, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

It is an amazing document, made more noteworthy by the near total absence of the sentiment, predictability and homogenization we associate with Disney cartoons.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

This short is so good it propelled someone at the screening I attended to say, 'I would hate to be the film that follows this.'

Full Review… | March 26, 2004
Slant Magazine

This is a taste of classic Disney, a crooning, twisting song sung to the eyes, a vacation from rational thoughts.

Full Review… | February 12, 2004
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Audience Reviews for Destino

An absolute masterpiece of animation; the finally-realized efforts of two of the greatest artistic geniuses of all time. Destino's powerful images are moving and beautiful (as could be expected from Salvador Dali), the music is fantastic, and the animation is stunning. What more could you possibly ask for?


I love this movie! Whether it's the haunting soundtrack or just the imagery by Dali, this movie is like a cult movie for me.

Donna Wheelahan

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney teamed up over 50 years ago to make this short. Due to monetary restrictions, it was scrapped, but not after they created several very in depth storyboards. Fast forward to 1999, Roy Disney commissioned for the movie to be finished for a since scrapped 'Fantasia 2006'. It has since been playing various film festivals and recently made it's way to be view online. I give all this backstory because A) it's pretty damn interesting in my opinion, B) it's an unconventional movie to say the least. The animation is amazing and the song is sutiable, and I fear if I give more away it'll ruin the experience, but involves some well known Dali like imagery!

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