She realized a love of creating artwork at an early age and took multiple art classes in high school, including signing up as the first female allowed in the drafting class. The instructor refused her entry to the all-male class. Fortunately the principle knew her from the honor society and realized her goal of going on to art school,overriding the instructor’s denial.
Made the Deans List while attending the University of Delaware as a graphic design major. It was there that the Dean informed her about the Disney Animation program at California Institute of the Arts. She applied was accepted and made the move to California. Patty was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the Disney family to attend the college. While there she was taught by Disney Leg- ends Jack Hannah, Ken O’Connor, Elmer Plummer, T Hee and design expert Bill Moore.
Patty has the distinction of being the first female hired by the Walt Disney Studio from Cal Arts. Her first assignment was working on the motorcycles for the original motion picture Tron. From there she inbetweened on features along with various Epcot projects which resulted with being promoted to breakdown, then assistant animator. One of her early opportunities to animate came on Mickey’s Christmas Carol. She was still classified as an assistant animator but enjoyed animating cigar puffs from Pete, whispy snow gusts, candle flame lighting by Jiminy and much more. Along with many of the top animators at the studio she was asked to help with the big push to get EPCOT ready for its opening.
She was also assigned to animate all effects single handedly for Meet The World for Tokyo Disneyland. These were animated on 3 Cinemascope fields! When Ron Miller viewed her animation of the earthquakes, volcanic eruption and storms forming the island of Japan, he immediately promoted Patty to full animator. She became the first female effects animator at the Walt Disney Studios and at that time the only female animator in both the character and effects animation department.
She also was able to animate on other full length animated features including The Black Cauldron and The Great Mouse Detective. Patty was then asked by Disney management to serve as project lead for a newly proposed film based on the traditional story Beauty and the Beast working closely with Don Hahn and Mel Shaw. In addition to features she animated effects for television commercials for Disney with Glenn Keane doing the character. She also animated effects for live action features in- cluding Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure and Warlock. Patty animated effects for Dale Baer Studio, Film Roman and Warner Brothers.
While raising a family, Patty somehow found time to work on numerous television and direct to video projects including Ducktales, Talespin, Garfield, Tom and Jerry, Rover Dangerfield, and Proud Family. Being an official Disney Master Artist she currently creates “Art for the Park” with her unique and original cloth creations and prints sold throughout the Disney company and now also through Gallery Disneyana+.
We are beyond honored to add Patty to our list of World Class artists and we are eager to present the amazing artwork of this Disney Master Artist ranging from exclusive hand-signed prints to her amazing and unique cloth creations which are unlike anything else in the entire Disney art genre.
Strictly limited edition high-resolution print based on one of Patty Peraza’s original cloth creations. This print is so detailed that you can almost feel the cloth from the original artwork. The print is professionally matted to a total size of 45 x 35 cm.
This print has long since sold out from the Disneyland Park galleries where it was sold unsigned. As something truly special – and exclusive to Gallery Disneyana+, Patty has signed the few prints we have available of this image. Our available stock is very limited so do not linger if you want to add this amazing gem to your collection.
Ultra-rare limited edition high-resolution canvas print based on one of Patty Peraza’s original cloth creations. This extremely rare gallery wrap is limited to a single edition of 50 prints of which this is 39. The print is professionally fitted on a wooden frame to a total size of 25 x 20 cm. This exclusive art collectible is signed and numbered in gold pen by Patty Peraza and accompanied by an identically numbered CoA.
We have only one of these prints in stock and do not expect it to have so for long.