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Bill Melendez (1916–2008)

Bill Melendez was born on November 15, 1916 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico as José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez. He is known for his work on A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He was married to Helen Huhn. He died on September 2, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2006 He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 2003 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 2003 Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 2002 Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (TV Movie) (producer)
 2002 A Charlie Brown Valentine (TV Movie) (producer)
 2000 Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2000 It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1997 It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown! (Video short) (producer)
 1996 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1995 Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown! (Video Game) (producer)
 1994 You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1992 Frosty Returns (TV Short) (producer)
 1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1991 Snoopy's Reunion (TV Short) (producer)
 1990 Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (TV Movie) (producer)
 1990 You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1988-1989 This Is America, Charlie Brown (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- The Music and Heroes of America (1989) ... (producer)
- The Smithsonian and the Presidency (1989) ... (producer)
- The Great Inventors (1989) ... (producer)
- The NASA Space Station (1988) ... (producer)
 1989 Cathy's Valentine (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 Cathy's Last Resort (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 Snoopy: The Musical (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 Cathy (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983-1985 The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (TV Series) (producer - 18 episodes)
- Sally's Sweet Babboo (1985) ... (producer)
- Peppermint Patty's School Days (1985) ... (producer)
- Snoopy's Robot (1985) ... (producer)
- Snoopy's Brother Spike (1985) ... (producer)
- Snoopy and the Giant (1985) ... (producer)
 1985 It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Short) (producer)
 1984 It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Garfield on the Town (TV Short) (producer)
 1983 What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? (TV Movie) (producer)
 1982 Here Comes Garfield (TV Short) (producer)
 1982 A Charlie Brown Celebration (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 No Man's Valley (TV Short) (producer)
 1981 Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 It's Magic, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 It's Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown (Short) (producer)
 1978 What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Tooth Brushing (Short) (producer)
 1977 It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Short) (producer)
 1974 It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (TV Special) (producer)
 1973 There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 Snoopy Come Home (producer)
 1971 Babar Comes to America (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Play It Again, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1970 The Rainbow Bear (Short) (producer)
 1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (producer)
 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1967 You're in Love, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1966 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Special) (producer)
 1966 Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV Special) (producer)
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Other Works:

Recorded audio commentary for the DVD release of The Big Snooze (1946) on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol. 2". See more »

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Alternate Names:

C. Melendez | J.C. Melendez

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With Lee Mendelson, Melendez produced, directed, or animated about 70 Peanuts television specials, four movies, and hundreds of commercials. He was also the voice of Snoopy. See more »

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