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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 Antionette Huhn. He died on September 2, 2008 in Santa Monica, California,... See full bio »

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 2001 The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (TV Special documentary short) (animator)
 1996 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (animator)
 1995 That's Warner Bros.! (TV Series) (animator)
 1992 Cool World (animator)
 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series) (animator)
 1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1985 The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1985 It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (animation director)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television (TV Movie) (animator: classic cartoons - as J.C. Melendez)
 1980 The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary) (animation director - uncredited)
 1979 The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special (TV Short) (animator: classic cartoons - as J.C. Melendez)
 1978 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez, 1978)
 1976 The Sylvester & Tweety Show (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (animator: titles - uncredited)
 1970 The Rainbow Bear (Short) (animator)
 1969 Turn-On (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (animator)
 1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1963 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (animation director - uncredited) / (animator - uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (animator: titles - uncredited)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1960 Popeye the Sailor (TV Series) (assistant animator - 5 episodes)
- Uncivil War (1960) ... (assistant animator - uncredited)
- Popeye's Testimonial Dinner (1960) ... (assistant animator - uncredited)
- Azteck Wreck (1960) ... (assistant animator - uncredited)
- Skyscraper Capers (1960) ... (assistant animator)
- Popeyed Columbus (1960) ... (assistant animator)
 1957 Energetically Yours (Short) (animation supervisor - uncredited)
 1956 The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Jolly Frolics (1956) ... (animator)
 1954 Ballet-Oop (Short) (animator)
 1954 It's Everybody's Business (Short) (animator)
 1953 Gerald McBoing-Boing's Symphony (Short) (animator)
 1953 Christopher Crumpet (Short) (animator)
 1953 Little Boy with a Big Horn (Short) (animator)
 1952 Madeline (Short) (animator)
 1952 Willie the Kid (Short) (animator)
 1952 The Oompahs (Short) (animator)
 1951 Dog Collared (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1951 The Wonder Gloves (Short) (animator)
 1951 Georgie and the Dragon (Short) (animator)
 1951 Corn Plastered (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1951 A Fox in a Fix (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1951 Bungled Bungalow (Short) (animator)
 1951 Hare We Go (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Bushy Hare (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Gerald McBoing-Boing (Short) (animator)
 1950 Pop 'im Pop! (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 A Fractured Leghorn (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Trouble Indemnity (Short) (animator)
 1950 Giddyap (Short) (animator)
 1950 It's Hummer Time (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 What's Up Doc? (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 An Egg Scramble (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 The Miner's Daughter (Short) (animator)
 1950 The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Strife with Father (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Spellbound Hound (Short) (animator)
 1950 Boobs in the Woods (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Hurdy-Gurdy Hare (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1950 Punchy de Leon (Short) (animator)
 1949 A Ham in a Role (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1949 Bye, Bye Bluebeard (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1949 Bowery Bugs (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1949 Porky Chops (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1949 Holiday for Drumsticks (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 A Hick a Slick and a Chick (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Two Gophers from Texas (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Riff Raffy Daffy (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 The Stupor Salesman (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Odor of the Day (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 The Pest That Came to Dinner (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Dough Ray Me-ow (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 The Rattled Rooster (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Bone Sweet Bone (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 Nothing But the Tooth (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1948 What Makes Daffy Duck (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1947 Catch as Cats Can (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1947 Mexican Joyride (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1947 Doggone Cats (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1947 The Foxy Duckling (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1947 The Goofy Gophers (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1946 Mouse Menace (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1946 The Big Snooze (Short) (animator - as J.C. Melendez)
 1946 The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Short) (animator - as C. Melendez)
 1946 Kitty Kornered (Short) (animator - as C. Melendez)
 1946 Baby Bottleneck (Short) (animator - as C. Melendez)
 1946 Book Revue (Short) (animator - as C. Melendez)
 1945 Wagon Heels (Short) (animator - as C. Melendez)
 1943 An Itch in Time (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1943 Falling Hare (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Wise Quacking Duck (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1943 The Flying Jalopy (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1942 Bambi (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1942 Horton Hatches the Egg (Short) (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1941 Wabbit Twouble (Short) (animator - uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (assistant animator - uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (assistant animator - uncredited)
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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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His family moved from Mexico to Arizona in 1928, and then to Los Angeles, where Melendez attended the Chouinard Art Institute. See more »

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