Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reasons I Love Disney A-Z..."X"

Xavier "X" Atencio - Xavier (known at the Disney Studios as X) began working for Disney in 1938, he had to leave to a stint in WWII and the US Army Air Corps, but when he returned in 1945 he really flourished. He worked as an animator on Fantasia, and later became an Imagineer at Walt's request.  He even wrote "Yo Ho,Yo Ho, A Pirates Life For Me" for the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. He retired from the compant in 1984. A true Disney Legend, he was offically given the honor in 1996.

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