Charlie Brown animator Bill Melendez has died

Bill Melendez died yesterday, at 91. He was the award-winning producer and director of Charlie Brown and Snoopy in all their animated appearances — over 63 half-hour specials, five one-hour specials, four feature films and more than 372 commercials, by Coming Soon’s count. He also performed the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock.

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 13:18 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Matt
    on 2008-09-03 at 19:26
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    For all the hippy BS… we all kindof have a special place in our hearts for the peanuts gang. Whether it be memories of the Schulz comics, the animated shows, or Guaralid’s amazing jazz pieces, we all have something. So he, like Schulz, and Guaraldi, will live on.

    On a COMPLETELY unrelated note… what is this I hear of a new TMNT live action movie?

  2. Written by Gordon
    on 2008-09-03 at 19:32
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    “Hippy”? Schulz was about twenty years too old for Peanuts to be “hippy BS.”

    And, the TMNT live-action movie is just talk right now. Eastman has said Imagi and … I forget which studio are bouncing around ideas of a reboot, despite the fact that the CGI animated version (which I am fond of) did well enough to justify a sequel. sigh

    When something is actually concrete, you’ll read about it here.

  3. Written by BlueNight
    on 2008-09-04 at 00:08
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    Wow. Right on the heels of Don LaFontaine. Heaven’s gettin’ pop culture left and right.

    On the other hand, Jesus will have a GREAT announcer for the Second Coming.

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