Patty Peraza

Patty Peraza

We are bringing some Disney Pixie Dust magic to SiouxperCon Retromania!

We are absolutely honored to announce that Disney Imagineers Mike and Patty Peraza will be featured guests for this year’s show September 30th to October 2nd at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

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 went on to work on an animation on Mickey’s Christmas Carol. 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. 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. 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. She currently creates “Art for the Park” with original  creations sold at Disneyland Art Gallery and throughout the Disney company.

Mike and Patty will be on the vendor floor throughout the convention and have a featured panel during the weekend. Come out and meet this amazingly talented couple.