Mike Peraza is an award winning designer with over 35 years of experience creating magic for the Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Walt Disney Comics, Walt Disney Fine Art, Disneyana and Walt Disney Imagineering. He has also worked with legendary film makers Tim Burton (classmate at CalArts), Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Don Bluth, studios including Warner Brothers & MGM and 8 of the 9 Old Men. From working as Art Director for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on the big screen or designing “DuckTales” for the small screen, Mr. Peraza’s talents have helped shape the animation world, and usher in the fabled Disney Renaissance. In 2014 Mike received the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Animation Arts. In 2018 Mike received the treasured DFC Disney Legend award.
Born and raised in New Orleans, his animated station breaks for a local TV station solidified his dream to create animation and he set out west to attend the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, a university that Walt Disney himself established. Tuition fees proved too costly and he planned to leave. Disney Legend Jack Hannah, Dean of the Disney Program intervened with the Disney family offering him a full scholarship along with a job as Teacher’s Assistant enabling him to stay and study the craft he loved in addition to getting to know each Disney Instructor on a close one-on-one relationship. At the end of each year, students showed their films to an amazing audience including Ron Miller, Lillian Disney, Diane Disney, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnson, Ward Kimball, Woolie Reitherman, Chuck Jones and other animation notables. Afterwards Mike found a note inviting him to come and work for The Walt Disney Studios, his dream job.
Mike went on to have a hand in the concepts of animated features for film, TV and games including projects such as: Fox and the Hound, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Black Cauldron, Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace, The Great Mouse Detective, TRON, The Little Mermaid, Return to OZ, Ducktales, Chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Thumbelina, Stuart Little, Anastasia, Ice Age. DuckTales Remastered and others.
Gallery Disneyana+ is honoured to represent this living Disney legend. We look forward to offer an exclusive selection of Mike Peraza’s incredibly beautiful original art and sought-after limited edition prints and lithographs.
Beautiful original artwork featuring Donald Duck reminiscing about the good old days as shown in Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Comic Book #31 from 1953 . This detailed work of art is rendered in pastel crayons on quality art paper and measures approx. 45 x 32 cm. This pastel is of course hand-signed by Mike Peraza.
Beautiful original artwork featuring Ariel. A specialty piece of art by Mike Peraza who worked as the art director on the The Little Mermaid – thus a chance to get something special from one of the main forces behind the feature film. The art is rendered in pastel crayons on quality art paper. This gem of an artwork measures approx. 25 x 32 cm and it is of course hand-signed by Mike Peraza.
Beautiful original artwork featuring the ever classic Darkwing Duck. The art is rendered in pastel crayons on quality art paper. Price includes professional black frame with white and black mat and museum quality glass. Measures approx. 35 x 45 cm. with frame. The artwork is hand-signed by Mike Peraza.
Mickey and Minnie
Beautiful original artwork featuring Disney’s most steady couple. The art is rendered in pastel crayons on quality art paper. Price includes professional black frame with white and black mat and museum quality glass. Measures approx. 35 x 45 cm. with frame. The artwork is hand-signed by Mike Peraza.
Beautiful original artwork featuring a happy Scrooge on his way. The art is rendered in pastel crayons on quality art paper. Price includes professional black frame with white and black mat and museum quality glass. Measures approx. 35 x 45 cm. with frame. The artwork is hand-signed by Mike Peraza.
Ducktales – 30th Anniversary litho
This lithographic print – which is based on an original painting by Mike Peraza – was released at the D23 Disney Expo in 2017 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ducktales and the relaunch of the series. The image features the ‘old gang’ meeting their ‘new’ counterparts. This true gem of a collectible is framed in a black wooden frame with triple mat (white + custom cut black on yellow) behind thin plexiglass. The framed print measures a total of 40 x 50 cm and is of course hand-signed by Mike Peraza with the added caption “Life is like a hurricane!”