|IDW's Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #734|
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #734 had a story I’ve wanted to read for a while. I’ve been curious about The Persistence of Mickey or "Hello, Dali!" since BOOM! announced WDC&S #720 with the cover for the story. That issue never happened, but now IDW finally published it in English instead.
|Walt Disney and Salvador Dali|
Two of the characters in the story are none other than Walt Disney himself and Salvador Dali. In addition we have Mickey, Goofy and Donald in an early 30’s character design – even if the story is supposed to take place in 1946.
So what happened in 1946? That’s when Salvador Dali briefly was employed by Disney to work on the animated short Destino. The project got closed down before the work was finished, and the movie was shelved for more than fifty years until finished by others in 2003.
I haven’t done any close comparisons, but it doesn’t look like the comic story got much elements from the actual animation they were supposed to work on in the story. Instead Mickey, Goofy and Donald get sucked into one for Dali’s paintings (Atavistic Vestiges after the Rain from 1934 it seems) and get trapped in a surrealistic world that is a mix of Dali’s various paintings.
The most interesting with this story for me however was just seeing the characters drawn in an old style.
|From the book Mickey and the Gang|