Francis Xavier Atencio, also known as X Atencio (September 4, 1919 – September 10, 2017), was an American animator and Imagineer for The Walt Disney Company. Atencio served as a photo interpreter in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1945 during World War II, reaching the rank of captain in the 2nd Photo Tech Squadron. Stationed in England, he was part of team that would analyze aerial surveillance for military intelligence.
Francis Xavier Atencio
X Atencio at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion in 2008 with Carrie Vines of the Haunted Mansion Collectibles blog.
|Born||September 4, 1919|
Walsenburg, Colorado, United States
|Died||September 10, 2017(aged 98)|
|Occupation||Imagineer, writer, lyricist, animator, voice actor|
- U.S. Census, 1 January 1920, State of Colorado, County of Huerfano, enumeration district 83, p. 27-A.
- "Legendary Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier "X" Atencio passes away at age 98". D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club. The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
- Tchekmedyian, Alene. "Francis Xavier Atencio dies; Disney animator who co-wrote 'Yo, Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)' was 98". latimes.com.
- National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.