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Two Cheers [May. 31st, 2007|09:50 am]
Tony Grist
Today's theme is Corporations Doing the Right Thing.

1. The LJ management has apologised for causing yesterday's flurry of bewilderment. When I checked just now Barak Berkowitz's post had drawn over 600 comments- most of them saying "about time too". It's a fairly handsome apology- and the moral of the story is that if enough of us peons assemble in the main square waving our bill hooks the people in the residencia will sit up and take notice.  Hooray!

2. In 1946 Salvador Dali designed an animation for Disney. The project was shelved because (I guess) the weirdness factor was too great for Uncle Walt to stomach. Now- a mere 61 years later- the seven minute movie- entitled Destino- has been completed and is about to be pemiered at Tate Modern in London. This came about not because the Disney corporation had a fit of conscience but because some lawyer pointed out that Disney's ownership of its priceless hoard of Destino-related Dali artwork was dependent on the movie actually being made. Ah well-  never mind the motive, feel the outcome. Hooray!
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[User Picture]From: momof2girls
2007-05-31 11:37 am (UTC)
I'm a little late hearing about the LJ brouhaha, but I'm glad they're fixing it. I guess there were enough squeaky wheels to get grease.

Disney animals designed by Salvador Dali - the mind boggles!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-05-31 12:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure there are any cuddly animals in this film- more like melting watches and scurrying ants.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-05-31 11:47 am (UTC)
I read that apology this morning. They have admitted their stupidity and hastiness of action and I suppose that they saw all their paying customers wanting to take off in droves for other journaling destinations.

But as you say in point two of your post never mind the motive, feel the outcome.

I really do think they are boggled by how badly they messed up and mishandled the situation, though.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-05-31 12:18 pm (UTC)
Lets hope they've learned their lesson.

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From: amritarosa
2007-05-31 03:53 pm (UTC)
more Dali? YAY!!!!!!
I wonder when and if it'll show over here....
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-05-31 05:56 pm (UTC)
It seems it's more likely to play in galleries than cinemas.
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[User Picture]From: creakiness
2007-06-01 12:56 pm (UTC)
One of my animation teachers said it wasn't finished because Dali just couldn't cut it with Disney's high standards.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-01 02:26 pm (UTC)
Well, I suppose that could be true...
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