Francis Xavier Atencio
(1920 - 2017)
Francis Xavier Atencio was active/lived in California. Francis Atencio is known for animator and imagineer for Disney studios, songwriter.
Biography Francis Xavier Atencio
"Francis Xavier Atencio dies; Disney animator who co-wrote 'Yo, Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)' was 98," By Alene Tchekmedyian, September 11, 2017, The Los Angeles Times
Francis Xavier Atencio, a longtime Disney animator and Imagineer who co-wrote the tune for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, one of Disneyland’s most popular park attractions, has died.
Atencio died Sunday at age 98, the Disney Parks Blog announced Monday. No cause of death was given.
A Colorado native, Atencio moved to Los Angeles in 1937 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. At the time, he thought a job at Disney was unattainable, but an art instructor encouraged him to submit his portfolio.
The following year, h
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