In 1945 Walt Disney approached Dalí to further his artistry with innovative and experimental projects, following the controversial release of Fantasia. Drawn in by Dalí’s imaginative world, Disney sought a new groundbreaking collaboration that would take his short features to new heights. Both surrealist pioneers in their own right — Disney through animation, Dalí through print — Disney proposed a musical short film called Destino featuring Mexican folk songs to bring Dalí’s “multi-dimensional imagery” to life. In unfortunate Hollywood fashion, the project was shut down soon after it started. However, thanks to Disney’s nephew Roy, Destino now lives as “the perfect combination of Dalí and Disney” More
The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal. The scenes blend a series of surreal paintings of Dali with dancing and metamorphosis.