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David A. Bossert

Dali and Disney:
Destino: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film

David Bossert, award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author, will discuss his book, Dali and Disney: Destino: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film, a look at the lifelong friendship of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney and their work together on the film Destino.

[From the Publisher.]

A stunning tribute to the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney Legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Over fifty years later, Walt’s nephew Roy E. Disney decided to give it new life. The film went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. This volume showcases all 150 pieces of art created by Dali and Hench. Also, the sole piece of animation art that was filmed in 1946 is showcased in a series of images explaining how it was digitally cut apart, restored and then reassembled for the 2003 completed film version.

[Recorded on December 2, 2021.]

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      Dave Bossert

      David A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author. He is a 32-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, where he contributed his talents to Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Lion King (1994), Fantasia/2000 (1999), among many others. Bossert is considered an authority in Disney art and animation history. As an inventor, he was awarded a U.S. Patent in 2018 for his invention, Parallax Based Monoscopic Rendering. In 2020, he received an additional U.S. Patent for Varying Display Content Based on Viewpoint. He continues to explore transformative, immersive experiences in book publishing. Bossert is the author of numerous books, liner/program notes, and dozens of articles on animation. davidbossert.com