After nearly forty years drawing Disney characters, artist Don “Ducky” Williams is putting down his pencil, and you can help the Disneyana Fan Club celebrate his career at a retirement roast party on Aug. 11.
Orlando’s World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club has announced a Retirement Party/Roast for Disney Artist Don “Ducky” Williams on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Champion World Resort on Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy in Kissimmee.
Williams was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, of Scottish descent and grew up during the 1950s the son of a single mother alongside seven other siblings. His mother nicknamed Don, “Ducky” because she had a love for the Donald Duck comic books, and he wrote his first letter to Walt Disney at age 10.
After serving in the military and working in a bank, he moved to Florida in 1980 and became a Disney artist. Over nearly 40 years, the acclaimed Senior Character artist, Don “Ducky” Williams has drawn literally thousands of Disney characters for books, lithographs, brochures, magazine ads, and television.