‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Hopes to Set Off Some Box Office Fireworks: Last weekend was the third consecutive weekend in a row that saw the weekend box office perform below the same weekend in 2018 as the yearly box office is still around 9.5% behind last year’s totals. This week, the weekend begins much earlier with yesterday’s release of ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ and today’s release of ‘Midsommar’ as Sony and A24 attempt to get out ahead of the American July 4th holiday.
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Milton Quon, Disney Animator on ‘Fantasia’ and ‘Dumbo,’ Dies at 105: Milton Quon, an animator who worked on such Disney classics as Fantasia and Dumbo, has died. He was 105. Quon died June 18th at his home in Torrance, California. One of the last living artists who worked at Disney during its Golden Age of Animation, he was “drawing right up until his last days”, his son, artist Mike Quon noted. Quon also was an actor and an extra who appeared in films and TV shows including 1994’s ‘Speed’… he described his character in Speed as “the token Asian on the bus”.
Sid Ramin, Oscar-Winning Composer-Arranger, Dies at 100: Composer-arranger Sid Ramin, a longtime associate of Leonard Bernstein who won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Grammy for his work in film, TV and theatre, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 100. Ramin won a 1961 Academy Award for adapting the music of ‘West Side Story’, which he had originally orchestrated for composer Leonard Bernstein on Broadway in 1957 (with fellow arranger Irwin Kostal). He won a 1961 Grammy for the ‘West Side Story’ soundtrack album, and a 1983 Daytime Emmy for music for TV’s ‘All My Children’. Ramin’s musical career encompassed every aspect of show business.