Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tombstone Wednesday!

Looking through my Haunted Mansion Tombstone pictures, I realized that I was almost out of new-to-you pics (I obviously missed a few!), but then noticed that I hadn't shown one of the most important tombstones!

Francis Xavier
No Time Off for Good Behavior

Apparently Requiscat in pace - Latin version of RIP

Francis Xavier Atencio - "X" Atencio - Disney Legend - he not only did animation for classics such as Fantasia, but he also wrote the music for Yo-Ho - for the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Grim Grinning Ghosts for the Haunted Mansion.  X worked for the Disney Company for 47 years, retiring in 1984.

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  1. Wow, I keep learning the most amazing things from your Wednesday pictures. Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

  2. Great, I have loved your tombstone coverage :)

  3. Thank you! I love linking up!

  4. Love all that you can learn when you take time to notice the details. Thank you for sharing :)

  5. More great tombstone trivia! I was just looking at my photos from Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris and wondering who the names on the tombstones are referring to!

  6. Yo-ho, yo-ho, you can see "X" interviewed on the DVD documentary, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth.

  7. I should have known that, but I did not... Shame on this Disney lover!!
    Thanks for helping me learn my something new for the day.
    Hope you are having a great summer. =)