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Destino (2003)

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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Dominique Monfery

Writers:

Salvador Dalí (story), John Hench (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Esposito ... Rebecca Drummond (voice)
Dora Luz ... Singing (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Animation | Short

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality
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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salvador Dalí, Destino See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Disney vice-chairman Roy Edward Disney was inspired to re-start production on the film after producing Fantasia 2000 (1999), which mentioned the aborted project. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dali & Disney: A Date with Destino (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Destino
Music by / Compositeur de la Musique: Armando Domínguez
English Lyrics by / Paroles Originales de: Ray Gilbert
Performed by / Chanson interprétée par: Dora Luz
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Words fail to describe it
26 March 2004 | by altec18See all my reviews

There is no other way to visually match the haunting and lyrical piece, Destino. Utilizing a stunning array of Dali's most iconic pieces, this short tells a very emotional tale. It has left me without words to describe it. Simply, it is beautiful, breath-taking, stunning, and almost lyrical in the fluid change of the figures and icons.

The melody will haunt you for days as you struggle to fully grasp this masterpiece.

However, it is at times too Fantasia-like, too Disney, and not enough Dali. It can be taken as a superficial composition, but I like to think of it as more, as though Dali knew something that we do not and this short serves to inform us of his secret.


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