The Persistence of Mickey is a comic story written by Roberto Gagnor, penciled by Giorgio Cavazzano and inked by Sandro Zemolin. It features Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Walt Disney, Salvador Dalì and Peg-Leg Pete.
In 1946, Walt Disney invites Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalì to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Mickey, Donald and Goofy get too curious about what their mentor is getting up to with the "loopy painter", and accidentally fall into one of Dalì's canvases, which lands them in a surreal wackyland based on Dalì's works.
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was first printed in the Italian Topolino #2361, and printed in English in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #734 with a localized script by Joe Torcivia with input from writer Roberto Gagnor himself.
It is based on real-life trivia about the development of the short film Destino, which indeed took place in 1946.
At least in the American version, Donald references "being invited to a mountain cabin by his uncle in fourteen months". This is a transparent reference to Christmas on Bear Mountain (Scrooge McDuck's debut story), but actually makes little sense in-universe, as the story (and its midquel The Richest Duck in the World) clearly shows that inviting Donald to his mountain cabin was a last-minute decision by Scrooge mere days before the story took place.