The Horror Honeys: Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon ~ 'Destino'

Saturday Morning Horror Cartoon ~ 'Destino'

Your Honey-Choice cartoon today isn't exactly horror, unless you are afraid of the surrealist movement. But what it is, is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two geniuses that took 58 years to complete, and may be one of the most remarkable pieces of art of ever created, yet few people have ever seen.

Today, the Horror Honeys bring you Destino, and you may want to sit down before you watch it.

In 1948, surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and animator Walt Disney began collaboration on a short film titled Destino (Spanish for "destiny"). Dalí and studio artist John Hench completed about 17 seconds of footage, but due to financial issues brought on by World War II, the project was left incomplete.  However, in 1999 when Roy Disney, Walt's nephew, was spearheading the restoration of Fantasia into Fantasia 2000, he stumbled upon the unfinished footage from Destino, and thus... what was once nothing more than another Disney legend at last found life.

Partnering with Disney's Parisian branch, production began anew on Destino, with 25 animators pouring over Dalí's storyboards in an attempt to achieve his artistic vision (Gala Dalí, Salvador's wife, was brought in to interpret the often confusing notes left behind by the master). In the end, a combination of traditional hand-drawn stills, computer animation, and the original Hench/Dalí footage were blended to create one of the most unusual, dream-like, and beautiful films to ever come out of Walt Disney Studios.
Paired with the music of Dora Luz, performing a song written by Armando Dominguez, this haunting love story is sure to linger in your memory long after the credits roll.