Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mr. Melendez

Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez
November 15, 1916 - September 2, 2008


If you're ever watching an old Warner Bros cartoon from the 40s and note a credit for animator J.C. Melendez, that would be the young fellow who started out at Disney in 1938, moved to Termite Terrace and in 1964 won an Emmy and a Peabody when, under Bill Melendez Productions he combined forces with a certain "Sparky" and Lee Mendolson to bring us A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Writer, animator, producer, director and actor (the voice of Snoopy), Bill Melendez was the original Joe Cool.

For more, check out this amazingly cool (what else?) site:
http://www.billmelendez.tv/

2 comments:

  1. "We tend to talk down to kids, rather than up. We know better. The programming for children should be the best!"
    Throughout his career, Melendez aspired to making quality programming for children. We are grateful.

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  2. More than any other author I think Schultz remembered what it was like to be a child, and Melendez had the right touch to bring the works to the screen.

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