A Disney Legend widely known for his iconic designs and illustrations celebrated his 99th birthday recently. Still active and drawing, Al Konetzni shares his love of Disney with all the residents in his independent living facility. And this month it’s all about him.
Konetzni’s home is full of Disney trinkets, artwork, and awards. He has received multiple honors for his contributions to the company as a designer of famous merchandise for nearly 30 years. “I’m the Disney guy. They call me Mickey Mouse. They call me Disney.”
At his Bradenton independent living facility, he draws up a caricature every month as his gift to all the residents celebrating their birthday that month. “I can go in my little drawing department there and lose 3 hours like nothin’.”