ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1739 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.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21779 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1691 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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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.
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Cgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1180 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1517 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.