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Disney’s ‘Ducky’ Draws Donald Duck

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

During our first meeting with artist Don “Ducky” Williams, he shared his love of drawing all Disney characters. But one character in particular holds a special place in his heart and I think you know which one — Donald Duck. His amazing Donald Duck drawings are admired throughout the company. It’s why we call him “Ducky.” And today, he’s showing us how it’s done.

We’ll be featuring more of Don’s amazing work during future trips to his office (and yes, his work area is as interesting as it looks in the video). Please let us know which character you’d like to see “come to life” next.


  • That is so cool! It gave me chills to hear about his impact in WDW. So cool to be able to see someone that has been a part in creating so many cherished images of our beloved characters. Can’t wait to hear more from Ducky! That was truly informational. I love hearing about behind the scenes things like that.

  • Ducky is a true Disney artist of the highest order. Making treasures for all of us to enjoy. His artwork is fantastic and so is Ducky. Thanks Don for all you do. Tim & Kathy

  • my wife would love to see pluto

  • one of the famous disney couples like Lady and the Tramp, Aurora and Philip, or Ariel and Eric

  • Oh wow….that is awesome and it’s even more awesome to find out that he worked on my all-time favorite Disney World restaraunt (Tony’s)-too cool.
    Let’s see though I too would like to see Figment or Mickey (my all-time fave) come to life….or even Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale-I’d like to see either Lady and Tramp or my favorite Disney villain-Hades come to life. Mostly either Mickey or Lady & Tramp.

  • I not only have a few signed Artist Proofs of his…I have been in his AMAZING office as well! He is a great super nice guy!

  • I really want to see Figment come to life. He’s an amazing character created specifically for the (some what old & dusty) Imagination Pavilion. It would be even more amazing if he could draw him with his one and only pal, Dreamfinder – now that would spectacular! 🙂

  • I am so blessed to have many Ducky Williams signed prints. I have met him a few times on a Disney cruise and really enjoyed my conversations with him. He is an incredible guy. Thanks again Ducky!

  • I feel lucky to have 2 of his signed hand drawings;) Meet him on a Disney cruise, He is a really nice guy and fun to talk to;)

  • How cool is this. As an Architect it is great to see houses I have designed, be built and have families living in them. How great would it be to know that you did all of Tony’s restaurant.

    I’d like to see more on Goofy and The Sorcror’s apprentice.

  • YOU ‘DA MAN !!!!!!……. I LOVE IT !!!!!!

  • What an amazing artist!!!!! I would love to see Tinkerbell!! She is my favourite. :0)

  • I love all the photos in the background. Especially the ones of the legend himself, Walter Elias Disney.

  • Thanks so much for this great little piece. It was really encouraging to my 8 year old Son, who wants to be an animator, because it showed him that there is alot you can do with art and Disney provides the untimate outlet for artists in many diffrent facets of the company.

  • This was really cool. Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely keep a look out for is artwork and drawings when we go in October.

  • I would love to see Sorcerer Mickey drawn, he’s my favorite character 🙂

  • I’d love to see Sorcerer Mickey drawn, he’s my favorite 🙂

  • Yeah, Pato Donald…. What an awesome talent. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is simply amazing! I love Ducky’s work. I like his Donald drawing and all the stuff in his office. 🙂

  • Oh wow! I just realized that I left out a decade!! 🙂 He started in 1980. Sorry Ducky!!! I’m showing MY age!!! 🙂

  • Thirty years – That means he started the year before WDW opened. I visited WDW during that first year – June 1972.

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