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Michael Peraza, Jr. is an American Disney art director, layout artist, and conceptual artist who has worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation (1978-1989), Walt Disney Television Animation (1987-1991), Disney Comics, Disney Interactive, WED, and Disney Fine Art Galleries. In 2014, he won the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation.

Peraza currently designs for Walt Disney Imagineering creating concept art for new attractions and collectible artwork sold in Disney galleries around the world alongside his spouse, Patricia Peraza, a fellow Disney animator, and Master Artist.

Filmography

Year Film Position
1981 The Fox and the Hound Story and Layout Artist
1982 The Watcher in the Woods Visual Development
1982 Tron Concept Artist
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes Concept Artist
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Head of Layout and Concept Artist
1985 The Adventures of the Gummi Bears Concept Artist and Character Design
1985 Return to Oz Concept Artist
1985 The Black Cauldron Concept Artist
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Art Director and Concept Artist
1987 DuckTales Art Director, Concept Artist, Key Layout Stylist - 65 Episodes
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Concept Artist and Visual Development
1989 Bubble Boogie Director and Computer Animator

(1st Place Winner of Disney Studio Film Contest)

1989 The Little Mermaid Art Director, Story, and Character Design
1990 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Concept Artist
1990 TaleSpin Concept Artist, Computer Animator, and Publicity Art
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Computer Animator
1991 Darkwing Duck Concept Artist and Character Designer
1991 The Little Engine That Could Art Director, Character Designer, and Animator
1991 Beauty and the Beast Concept Artist and Story
1992 Aladdin Concept Artist and Story
1992 Goof Troop Creator, Art Director, Concept Artist, and Character Design
1999 Fantasia 2000 Concept Artist (Firebird segment)
2002 Return to Neverland Visual Development
2002 The Proud Family Art Director
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Art Director
2005 Tarzan 2 Art Direction and Concept Keys
2008 Tinkerbell Series Visual Development
2010 Peraza Fine Arts Founder and Owner
2012 Art in the Park Disney Master Artist
2013 DuckTales Remastered Layout Artist
2018 DuckTales Graphic Designer ("Last Christmas!")
2019 DuckTales Storyboard Artist ("Treasure of the Found Lamp!")

IMAGINEERING PROJECTS

  • The Little Mermaid Ride Mural: Designer (Disney World)
  • Be Our Guest Mural: Designer (Disney World)
  • New Fantasyland and Dumbo Mural: Concept and Designer (Disney World)
  • Cars Land Attractions: Concept and Designer (California Adventure)
  • Castle: Concept and Designer (Shanghai Disneyland)
  • Wonderland: Concept and Designer (Shanghai Disneyland)
  • American Adventure Pavilion, Film Presentation (EPCOT)

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1920s—1970s
Disney's Nine Old Men: Milt KahlFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonLes ClarkJohn LounsberyMarc DavisWard KimballEric LarsonWolfgang Reitherman

Animators: Bill TytlaArt BabbittLee BlairPreston BlairFred MooreShamus CulhaneCy YoungDon LuskNorman FergusonHal KingJack HannahDick KinneyHal AmbroKen O'BrienJudge WhitakerBill JusticeDon BluthGary GoldmanCharles A. NicholsBlaine GibsonJohn EwingWalt StanchfieldFred HellmichAmby PaliwodaWilfred JacksonXavier AtencioBen SharpsteenEarl HurdDale OliverEric CleworthDavid HandFred SpencerJulius SvendsenEd BenedictKenneth MuseRudolf IsingHugh HarmanFriz FrelengWalt KellyLeo SalkinJohn Dehner
Visual Development, Layout, Background Artists and Character Designers: Gustaf TenggrenMary BlairMarjorie RalstonLillian BoundsJoe GrantMel ShawClaude CoatsDon DaGradiJohn HenchEyvind EarleKen O'ConnorThor PutnamAlbert HurterJohn HubleyHerbert RymanDon GriffithBasil DavidovichJack BoydPeter EllenshawRuthie TompsonEarl Duvall
Storyboard Artists and Writers: Bill PeetRalph WrightDick HuemerFloyd NormanYale GraceyTed SearsErdman PennerJoe RinaldiWinston HiblerOtto EnglanderWilliam CottrellBill BergAl BertinoT. HeeHomer BrightmanTed OsbourneLarry ClemmonsHarry ReevesJesse Marsh
Directors: Clyde GeronimiHamilton LuskeJack KinneyTed BermanRichard RichNathan GrenoGeorge ScribnerRiley ThomsonDick LundyJack KingBurt Gillett
Producers: Walt DisneyRon MillerKen AndersonDon DuckwallPerce PearceMargaret J. Winkler

1980s—Present
Renaissance Directors: Rob MinkoffRoger AllersGary TrousdaleKirk WiseChris SandersMark DindalJohn Musker

Story Trust Directors: Ron ClementsChris BuckByron HowardDon HallChris WilliamsRich MooreStephen J. Anderson
Producers: Peter Del VechoClark SpencerRoy ConliDorothy McKimDon Hahn
Chief Creative Officer: Jennifer Lee
Associated Figures: Bob IgerRoy Edward DisneyMichael EisnerJohn LasseterEd CatmullJeffrey KatzenbergBob Chapek
Signature Voice Actors: Jim CummingsAlan TudykKatie LowesJohn DiMaggioMaurice LaMarcheJodi BensonDavid Ogden StiersJesse CortiPaul BriggsRaymond S. PersiPhil JohnstonFrank WelkerBill FarmerBrian Cummings
Signature Musicians: Robert B. Sherman Richard M. Sherman Alan Menken Kristen Anderson-Lopez Robert LopezLin-Manuel MirandaHoward AshmanTim RicePhil CollinsStephen SchwartzMarc ShaimanDanny Troob
Supervising Animators: Glen KeaneAndreas DejaAlex KupershmidtEric GoldbergMark HennJohn PomeroyRandy HaycockDale BaerT. Daniel HofstedtTony BancroftTom BancroftTony FucileAnthony DeRosaRuss EdmondsMichael SurreyBruce W.SmithDuncan MarjoribanksRuben AquinoNik RanieriRon HusbandRick FarmiloeTom SitoTony AnselmoRandy Cartwright
Visual Development & Storyboard Artists: Dean DeBloisLisa KeeneClaire KeaneBrittney LeeJin KimShiyoon KimCory Loftis

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