It was brought to my attention that I should have written a caption to go with the video on my last post. Had I known that I clicked the button to put it on the post, I would have explained why I thought Salvador Dali and Walter Disney’s short collaboration was worthy to share with you.
Not only do I admire Salvador Dali’s work and foresight http://www.salvadordali.com/ but I have a loose relationship with Walt Disney’s cartoons! When I was young, many years ago, Carl W. Stalling spent two weeks a year in my family’s Missouri home. My grandparents (on my father’s side) were taking care of their nephew, Fred. When I was 9 yrs old, they all moved into my parent’s home and all of a sudden we had a full house. Carl was Fred’s brother and came to visit him every year from Hollywood CA. For two weeks every summer, Carl played our old upright piano and tried to impart his talent to my hands.
I know you are probably wondering what this has to do with Walt Disney and the U-tube link I highlighted last week. Well…..Carl gave Walt Disney $500 to get from Kansas City Mo where they both lived to get to Hollywood and begin the Disney adventure. Disney hired Carl to write music for his cartoons. When you see old cartoons of Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, look at the credits and you will see Carl W. Stalling. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006298/
I grew up hearing about and watching the cartoons and movies of Walt Disney. When I found the collaboration of ‘Destino 2003’ on U-tube I was enthralled by the use of line and shape combined with music and thought you might be also. It’s a lovely love story. That’s why I just had to share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GFkN4deuZU&feature=youtu.be