Milton Quon

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Milton Quon (born August 22, 1913) is an American animator, artist and actor.

Early life[edit]

Milton Quon was born in Los Angeles, California to Ng Quan Ying and Wong Shee Quon, Chinese immigrants. He was the eldest and only son, with seven younger sisters. After graduating from Polytechnic High School in 1932, he attended Frank Wiggins Trade School (now Los Angeles Trade Technical College) and Los Angeles Junior College where he earned his Associate of Arts degree. In 1936, he won a scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts), and graduated from Chouinard in 1939.[1]


Quon started working for the Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1939. Among his credits include Fantasia and Dumbo.[2] He worked as an illustrator for Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II.[3]

After World War II, he returned to Walt Disney Studios in 1946, heading publicity for three years. From 1951-63, he became the first Chinese American art director at a national advertising agency, BBDO. In 1964, he joined the Sealright Company, a packaging firm, as a Senior Design Artist, where he remained until his retirement in 1980.[4] In the 1990s and early 2000s, Quon appeared as an actor in movies such as Speed and Sweet Jane.

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Peggy Wong, have been married since 1944; the couple has four children.[5]

Milton Quon turned 100 in August 2013.[6]


  1. ^ "Honorees". Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Disney Celebrates 90 Years of Animation". Variety. December 11, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Cho, Jenny (2013). Chinese in Hollywood. Arcadia Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-0738599731. 
  4. ^ "Lift Trucks Project - HOME - Milton Quon at 100 with Ed Ruscha". 1 November 2016. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Sandell, Scott (September 1, 2005). "Through a native son's eyes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013-08-30). "Milton Quon at 100 with Ed Ruscha". Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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