Last month, Walt Disney Studios officially announced that the entertainment industry juggernaut had been gradually shutting down its hand-drawn animation department, an organization whose proud artistic tradition dates all the way back to the silent era of the Roaring Twenties and has included such unforgettable movies as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, and The Lion King. But did you know that the department also, briefly, employed the world’s most famous surrealist?
Salvador Dali was approached by Disney himself in 1945 to propose a collaborative film.
(From the article): However, some 54 years later, the development of Fantasia’s long-awaited sequel, Fantasia 2000, inspired Disney’s nephew, Roy, to finally revive the project. A team of French animators were brought on board to produce the six-minute film on the basis of Dali’s notes and storyboards. In 2003, his musical vision was released at long last. Their efforts are currently available on YouTube: Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50074/time-salvador-dali-worked-walt-disney#ixzz2QkayKko3 --brought to you by mental_floss!
The Walker Howell Band is a young band in Murfreesboro, TN who swings back and forth between bluegrass and acoustic country. Most of them are students in the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University.
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.