Milton Quon at 100 with Ed Ruscha

Legendary Disney Animator Milton Quon, who celebrates his 100th birthday today, began at the Walt Disney Studios working as an inbetweener on Fantasia, and later worked as a first assistant animator on Dumbo before creating a wealth of artwork for the Studio’s publicity department.

Milton working on publicity artwork for Make Mine Music.

Known for his breathtaking watercolor paintings, his freelance career spanned decades, and he became a highly successful publicity artist and acclaimed art director. Now retired, Milton has enjoyed painting, drawing, travelling, and occasional work as a film and television extra. Milton is enjoying his milestone birthday today with family in Southern California, including his son Mike, who is also an artist.

One of Milton’s drawings for the “Nutcracker Suite” sequence of Fantasia.