Mike Peraza is a Disney art director, layout artist and conceptual artist who has worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation (1978-1989), Walt Disney Television Animation (1989-1991), Disney Comics, Disney Interactive, WED and Disney Fine Art Galleries.
One of his first assignments at Disney was to help in designing the multi-plane shots for The Fox and the Hound. This project was only the first in an impressive list and animated features that he had a hand in shaping. Mike went on to do concept, design and layout work on Mickey’s Christmas Carol, the Great Mouse Detective, the Black Cauldron, Tron, Something Wicked this Way Comes, Return to Oz, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Ken Anderson was starting up a new Disney Television unit and Mr. Peraza was asked to come over to design and develop Duck Tales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Goof Troop and Darkwing Duck. It was during the pre-production of Duck Tales that Carl Barks, dubbed Mike “The Fourth Duckman.”
He currently designs for Walt Disney Imagineering creating concept art for new attractions and collectible artwork sold in Disney galleries around the world.