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'Peanuts' Animator Dies At 91  
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Remember those classic Peanuts cartoons that usually showed up on TV around the holidays (and various other times)? Bill Melendez, one of the animators (and producer as well) of those cartoons, had died at the age of 91.

Linky:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j...wmmuNMCq6Iuz4KVQnE3yTvJDgD92VJLD80



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

How come all the cool people are dying recently? Chef, Bernie Mac, the movie preview guy...


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User currently onlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Oh dear!  Sad May he now be free to decorate all the tree's of Heaven.

R.I.P.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21503 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

He lived a long life and brought a lot of joy to millions of children. There was no event more satisfying as a kid than to watch CBS with my family and see the "Special Presentation" logo spin in, because I knew there would be a Peanuts holiday show. We all loved those shows, and they had an innocence and purity that you can't find today.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1392 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
I knew there would be a Peanuts holiday show

They are a cherished childhood memory of mine. Ranks right up there with the classic Disney stuff.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

A little-known fact is that besides being the producer, Bill Melendez also provided the 'voice' of Snoopy for the TV specials.

RIP Mr. Melendez, you will be missed...  crying 



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7517 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1343 times:



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
A little-known fact is that besides being the producer, Bill Melendez also provided the 'voice' of Snoopy for the TV specials.

IIRC, he also did Woodstock's chirping (from the comic strip "| | | | |") as well.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7517 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Interesting exerpt from the below-article regarding A Charlie Brown Christmas at the time of its first airing:
http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx/?news=3292481=28103>

The first special was 1965's "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The show reportedly worried CBS because it broke so much new ground for a cartoon: It lacked a laugh track, used real children as voice actors, had a jazz score and included a scene in which Linus recited lines from the New Testament.

However, the show was a ratings success and has gone on to become a Christmastime perennial.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

I agree with several posters....the Peanuts TV specials were something memorable as a child. Charles Schulz, Bill Melendez and the rest deserve so much credit for bringing so much joy to so many children decade after decade. No modern cartoon will ever be able to live up to the high quality Charlie Brown shows.

I have vivid memories listening to the annoucer say "brought to you by Dolly Madison" loved those little treats too.



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