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Donald and Mickey meet Salvador Dali in The Persistence of Mickey, check out a preview here

Idw and Disney Comics release Donald and Mickey: The Persistence of Mickey this week, featuring a guest appearance from Salvador Dali; take a look at a preview of the special issue here…

Hello, Dali! When Walt Disney and famed abstract artist Salvador Dali teamed up in 1946, they birthed a famed cartoon featurette called Destino… that wouldn’t be seen until decades after its inception! How come? Would you believe—Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy invaded Dali’s outrageous world of art, and turned Uncle Walt’s plans even abstract-er than before! Then stick around for more action with Donald, Mickey, and the whole Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories supporting cast! Donald and evil Argus McSwine clash as demolition derby drivers in “Roadhogs,” and as super hot curry chefs in “You Vindaloo, You Lose a Few!” Then, in “Night of the Living Text,” Mickey and Goofy learn they’re
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6 Filmmaking Tips from Walt Disney

Get behind these lessons from the man behind the mouse.

What would Walt Disney have thought of the new live-action Beauty and the Beast? What would he have thought of the 1991 animated version? While there are so many questions we’d love to have answered about the man’s take on the modern world, it’s best to look at what we can still learn from such an iconic figure 50 years after his death.

Disney remains an inspiration for students of business in particular, but a lot of his words of wisdom originated with and still speak to the art of filmmaking and creators in general. We highlight six such tips for writers, directors, animators, and more below.

Set Your Goals Early

Disney was still just a child when he figured out what he was good at and what he wanted to do with his life. At 14, he was already in art school. At
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Preview of Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #734

Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #734 is out on Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of Idw Publishing and Disney Comics. Take a look…

Jumpin’ jalopies! “Roadhogs” pits Donald against evil Argus McSwine in a demolition derby… while “The Persistence of Mickey” throws Mickey, Donald and Goofy into the wild world of Salvador Dali—and Disney’s legendary Destino!

Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #734 is out on September 28th, priced $3.99.
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Salvador Dali and Walt Disney's Long Lost Collaboration Is Mind Blowing

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Salvador Dali and Walt Disney's Long Lost Collaboration Is Mind Blowing
13 years ago to this day, a revolutionary short film dubbed Destino made its American debut at the Rhode Island Film Festival, just a few months after its world premiere at the Annecy Animation Film Festival. For those who don't know about this revolutionary short, thankfully the full film has been making the rounds again, and we have it here for you to watch below. This short film took a whopping 58 years to complete, after starting as an iconic collaboration between artist Savador Dali and Walt Disney.

Nameless TV came across this short film on YouTube, which was posted back in 2011. Back in 1946, Walt Disney and Salvador Dali created this animated story of Chronos, the personification of time who falls in love with a mortal. Here's what the opening title card on this short film states.

"In 1946, two legendary artists began collaboration on a short film. More than half a century later,
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Disney Collects Their Last 15 Years of Short films into One Blu-Ray

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Disney is bringing their treasure trove of their short films from the last deacde and a half to blu-ray/DVD for you and your family to enjoy together in one complete set. Come inside to learn more about the shorts being collected!

With each new release, Disney continues their tradition of having a short animated film play before their movies, and now they're brining all of their latest (including this year's Frozen Fever) together in one collection on Blu-Ray/DVD...and it's available Now!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection features contemporary shorts starring classic characters, including the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!, holiday treats like Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast.
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Report: A Slice of Surrealist Cinema in the Hackney Attic

  • HeyUGuys
Surrealism as a cinematic genre goes further back in time than some people may realise. Although many contemporary films are described as ‘being Surreal’ or as having ‘Surrealist qualities’, the original films go back to the early 1900s and peaked during the 1920s. This was the era when the movement was at its peak and artists including Salvador Dalí and directors like Luis Buñuel were at their most active. The films made during this time have infiltrated popular culture in a variety of ways and, although you may not have seen the originals, you will have likely seen them homaged in works by Alfred Hitchcock, episodes of The Simpsons and films by David Lynch. Surrealism is all around us.

One of the best-known examples of Surrealist cinema is Un chien andalou, the 1928 short film by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel in their campaign ‘for a revolution of the mind’. Indeed,
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TV Review: The Bridge 1.7, “Destino”

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Not to be confused with that time Salvador Dali and Walt Disney collaborated on a short film (yes, seriously), “Destino” also exhibited a curious mix of the lighthearted and the utterly grotesque. From Ray’s stroll downtown (especially later when he looks up at Charlotte in a shot that emphasized the space between her legs) to the naked bath salts DJ and, especially for me, Linder’s quick reversal on talking to Sara Vega (the abrupt shift from the grandiose “I’m not a messenger, I’m a conduit,” to, “Okay. Don’t cry,” killed me), the episode’s first half contrasted well with its second. The Bridge is a very heavy show so when comic moments like these peek through, especially in the same episode as a tense shoot-out, they really shine. “Destino” didn’t just provide some laughs amidst the usual fog of dread and despair,
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Short Film Showcase - Destino (2003)

Destino, 2003.

Directed by Dominique Monfery.

Written by Salvador Dali, John Hench and Donald W. Ernst.

Destino is an animated short that first began as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali in 1945, with Dali and Disney artist John Hench working on storyboards and producing 15 seconds of animation before the project was put on hiatus due to the studio's financial concerns. The short was later discovered by Roy E. Disney during production of Fantasia 2000, and French animator Dominique Monfery was brought in to direct the short based on the original storyboards and using traditional hand drawn animation and CGI in addition to Hench's original footage.

Described by Disney as "a simple love story", Destino is a surreal and experimental work that features classic Dali imagery set to a haunting melody from the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez. The short premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2003 and went
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I Dream Of Dali

May Flowers In Bloom

Ja from Mnpp here. Today would've been the 107th birthday of the flower man-child seen above, Salvador Dali. While he's best known as a painter - the melting clocks, the over-abundance of inappropriately-placed eyeballs - he of course made several well-known and loved contributions to the cinema too. And no, not just that movie with Robert Pattinson doing the gay stuff uncomfortably. Where would we be without Un Chien Andalou's edit from a razor at a woman's face to a cloud slicing through a moon?

He and Luis Buñuel wrote that script in a cafe in 1929 while Buñuel directed; they would go on to work together on L’Âge d’Or the next year, where they supposedly had a falling out over some of the anti-clerical content in the film, which was an attack on religion and politics alike. And so a pattern was set
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Featured interview with Damian Byrne, winner of The Hollywood News sponsored Reelshow Film of the Month student competition

For the past couple of years, The Hollywood News has been working closely with international film student and filmmaking website Reelshow, contributing and sponsoring their film of the month competitions. Each month, a short film is picked from the many that are submitted to the website and given the front and centre spotlight. We also feature an interview with said winner of each monthly contest, and this past month is no different. Here, our good friend Mary Lou Brown catches up with March 2011 winner Damian Byrne, who won the prize for his short Lament.

For more shorts, interviews and superb coverage, head on over to Reelshow.

Hi, tell me a little bit about your background. What got you into filmmaking, and who do you draw your inspiration from?

Hello. Well I would be considered a traditional & digital artist, from Dublin, Ireland. There I initially studied at The Irish School of Animation.
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[DVD Review] Fantasia & Fantasia 2000

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There’s a group of films, I’ll call them “Unimpeachable Classics”, that show up constantly on critics’ best-film lists, films that have achieved canonical status despite serious flaws or being hopelessly dated. These films get canonized because they A) accurately embody a moment of zeitgeist, B) overflow with pathos, or C) have been so well-loved by past critics that modern ones (a cowardly lot) refuse to dethrone or declaim them. The “Unimpeachable Classic”, not to be confused with an actual classic film, is always overrated, but the individual films vary in quality. Some are good but not great (Chinatown, The Graduate), some are mediocre (Rebel Without a Cause, Ben Hur) and some are just plain bad (Gone With the Wind.)

Fantasia is definitely an “Unimpeachable Classic”, although it is one of the better examples from the list. A series of animations by Walt Disney set to and inspired by eight different classical music pieces,
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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

DVD Playhouse December 2010

By

Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper
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'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000' Are Classical Journeys Worth Taking

#Gift It seems almost pointless reviewing Disney's classic reissues on Blu-ray because the films themselves are familiar and the Hi-Def restoration work is guaranteed to impress. The personnel behind the HD remastering of releases of classic animated films from the Disney vault have established a standard of excellence that they are sure to meet with every new release. It is intriguing to think that movies such as Fantasia and the previously released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs probably look better now than they ever have before. Today's audiences have the privilege of seeing them looking more pristine and sounding clearer than audiences contemporary with their original release could have imagined possible.

Given the superlatives above, it goes without saying that both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 look fabulous. This can be expected from the latter because it was made relatively recently. The restoration work on Fantasia is all the more
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Blu-Ray Review: Gorgeous Edition of Disney’s Timeless ‘Fantasia’

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Chicago – Disney has been slowly opening their vault doors to the world of Blu-ray with amazing releases for “Sleeping Beauty,” “Pinocchio,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” and “Beauty & The Beast.” The slow release pattern is about to become more of a steady flow as “Fantasia,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Bambi” all hit HD in just over three months. “Fantasia” is the first and it’s another beauty.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

Disney/Buena Vista have released “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000” in one 2-movie collection and, since both films also come on DVD, it’s technically a four-disc combo pack. It’s going to be a musical Christmas. Of course, the original “Fantasia” is the draw here (as the less said about the wildly-inferior sequel the better) and it looks good and sounds even better. HD video is often praised but the improvements in audio on Blu-ray are sometimes underrated. Hearing the
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Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray Review

  • HeyUGuys
Disney’s Fantasia is a classic film and an oddity in popular cinema. A comeback vehicle for Disney’s most famous creation, the image of Mickey clad in the robes of a sorcerer whizzing through a castle followed by a hurricane of brooms is so well known now that a single frame from the film will cause most people to recall its name – Fantasia.

Designed to be an experience rather than a movie Fantasia represents some of the most breathtaking work committed to film, with a vivid and effervescent imagination present in every frame. The new Blu-ray released by Disney in the past few weeks brings this film to a whole new audience and celebrates Disney at his liveliest; both experimental and scintillating Fantasia is unlike any other film of its era and is a joy seventy years on.

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is a particular favourite section of mine,
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An Interview with Disney's Don Hahn and Dave Bossert on Fantasia's Blu-ray Debut

On a recent cold, rainy November night in Boston, dancing hippos, marching broomsticks and surreal images from the mind of Salvador Dali came to life at the Museum of Fine Arts.

No, I did not imbibe in any sort of spirits at a local watering hole en route to the Museum. I was one of the attendees at a special presentation regarding the Blu-ray debut of Walt Disney's 1940 classic Fantasia and its 2000 follow up, Fantasia 2000, which are now currently available and most likely sitting on many a fan's shelf as you read this (and if it's not, shame on you!). Hosted by longtime Disney team members Don Hahn (producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and animation effects supervisor Dave Boussert (with a special appearance by Mickey Mouse himself), the two-hour presentation gave an overview of the film's history, the efforts it took to restore the
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Destino: Walt’s Dream, Then Roy's

dvd review It took sixty years for Salvador Dali’s unfinished Walt Disney project, Destino, to reach fruition. In comparison, the seven years it’s taken for a home video release doesn’t seem so bad, but the process has been frustrating. And even now, the opportunity to own the Oscar-nominated film comes with a hitch: A Dali-esque moment from Destino. if you don’t have a Blu-Ray player, you’re out of luck. The short, and a very good feature-length documentary about Disney and Dali, are only available on the four-disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, which retails for $45.99 and&#8230;<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/indiewire/leonardmaltin/~4/c39zHt4P5nQ" height="1" width="1"/>
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Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 – (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo)

Blu-ray Review

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo)

Fantasia

Directed by: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norm Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen

Cast: Leopold Stokowski

Running Time: 2 hr 5 min

Rating: G

Due Out: November 30, 2010

Plot: Seven classical pieces of music are animated in a film that’s meant to be the visual representation of what you hear when listening to these pieces.

Who’S It For? Unlike most animated films, this requires a more mature audience. Though there’s nothing objectionable in the material, it might be dull for kids.

Movie:

The most experimental of any of Disney’s animated feature films, Fantasia tells seven stories, all set to music. The most famous is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Mickey Mouse wearing a red robe and blue hat covered in stars. Even people who haven’t seen the
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Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray Review

"There are three kinds of music on this Fantasia program. First, there's the kind that tells a definite story. Then there's the kind that while it has no specific plot, it does paint a series of more or less definite pictures. And then there's a third kind, music that exists simply for its own sake." -Deems Taylor, Fantasia (1940)

There are animated classics, and then there is Fantasia; the original feature-length music video. Walt Disney's ambitious marriage of silent animated vignettes and classical music was unique, bold and utterly engrossing seventy years ago and remains so today. A motion picture event back in the day, Disney Home Video is now making both Fantasia films an event on Blu-ray, a format tailor made for these two features.

Hosted by Deems Taylor and featuring orchestrations conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Fantasia offers 125 minutes of unique and often unforgettable visual interpretations. Be it the
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Best in Blu-ray: 'Fantasia,' 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' 'Kill Zone'

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Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that runs on Tuesday; from the week's new Blu-ray releases, we recommend titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie, as well as the coolest special feature (unique to the format) and most intriguing rental.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'Fantasia' / 'Fantasia 2000'

Twitter Tag Line: Walt Disney's wondrous 1940 experimental feature remains a transfixing piece of cinema 70 years later.

New Features Unique to Blu-ray: "The Schultheis Notebook" details the animation techniques; two audio commentaries on 'Fantasia,' one featuring the assembled thoughts of Walt Disney; two more audio commentaries on 'Fantasia 2000'; plus the short film 'Destino,' a collaboration between Disney and Salvador Dali, and an 82-minute doc on that collaboration.

Transfer/Audio: "Both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 look fantastic, and Disney has done a wonderful job of ushering each one into the 21st century.
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