I have been trying to catch up on my reading of UMW Blogs, but it is getting hard with a torrent of posts averaging about a hundred a day. The campus-wide use and resulting community on UMW Blogs is really coming together in some exciting and fascinating ways, and I will talk more about them when I have time. But for now I just wanted to share something I learned from this post I read today on Melinda’s Blog.
Did everyone else already know that Salvador Dalì worked with Disney in 1945 and 46 on an animation piece called “Destino”? I had no idea, and while it was theatrically released with select films in 2003, I never heard about it. According to the Wikipedia article it was more widely released as an opening short to Beverly Hills Chihuahua this year.
It gets better though, Melinda points to a Looney Tunes classic which highlights Dalì’s influence on other animators of the period well before his arrival on the animation scene, particularly in the Porky Pig episode “Porky in Wackyland,” also known as “Dough for the Do-Do” (1938)—a classic episode I had yet to see.
Did I ever tell you I love UMW Blogs?