elelle To understand how the 17 second reel was created you need to understand a bit of how animation was done back then. It as all done by hand, but the main animators only did the more extreme animation steps, not every single frame. The inbetween steps were done by artists called, oddly enough, “in-betweeners.” In this case, though, Dali just did enough drawings to give Hench enough of an idea of what he was thinking with the actual animation done by Disney artists. In a sense the entire 17 seconds was done by Dali’s “inbetweeners.”
GalaciDaliciducleic Acid This is far from an urban legend. It is actual documented, recorded history. We have pictures of Dali working at the Disney studios, and the 17 second test reel has been shown on The Disney Channel as part of a short biography of John Hench. The short that your friend probably saw was called “Porky in Wackyland” which was done by Warner Brothers and does have quite a bit of Daliesque influence to it.