Lee Mendelson (1933–2019)

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Lee Mendelson was born on March 24, 1933 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (1990) and Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown (1976). He was married to Ploenta Inthapruksa, Thompson, Barbara Claire and Mendelson, Debbie. He died on December 25, 2019 in... See full bio »

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 2015 It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2006 He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2003 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2003 Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2002 Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2002 A Charlie Brown Valentine (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2001 The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (TV Special documentary short) (executive producer)
 2000 It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 2000 Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1997 It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown! (Video short) (executive producer)
 1995 Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 1991-1994 Garfield and Friends (TV Series) (executive producer - 64 episodes)
- Horror Hostess/Newsworthy Wade (1994) ... (executive producer)
- The Man Who Hated Cats/Deja Vu/Canned Laughter (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1994 You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown! (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1992 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1991-1992 Mother Goose and Grimm (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Puppy Love Story/Brotherhood of Ham (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Expensive Taste/Lassie Swim Home (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Funny Business/The Boogie Man (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Ham Alone/Sheep Thrills (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Wickedest Witch/Motel Mutt (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1991 Snoopy's Reunion (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1990 Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1990 You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1988-1989 This Is America, Charlie Brown (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Music and Heroes of America (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Smithsonian and the Presidency (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Inventors (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The NASA Space Station (1988) ... (executive producer)
 1989 Cathy's Valentine (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Cathy's Last Resort (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 Snoopy: The Musical (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Cathy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Wrinkles: In Need of Cuddles (Video short) (executive producer: United Media/Mendelson)
 1986 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1985 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
  The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (TV Series short) (executive producer - 18 episodes, 1983 - 1985) (producer - 18 episodes, 1983 - 1985)
- Sally's Sweet Babboo (1985) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Peppermint Patty's School Days (1985) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Snoopy's Robot (1985) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Snoopy's Brother Spike (1985) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Snoopy and the Giant (1985) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 1985 It's Your 20th Television Anniversary, Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Movie) (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 Short) (producer)
 1983 Movie Blockbusters: The 15 Greatest Hits of All Time (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1983 It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? (TV Short) (producer)
 1982 Here Comes Garfield (TV Short) (producer)
 1982 A Charlie Brown Celebration (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 No Man's Valley (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1981 It's Magic, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1980 Snoopy's Musical on Ice (TV Special) (producer)
 1980 The Fantastic Funnies (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1980 She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1979 Charlie Brown Clears the Air (Short) (producer)
 1979 It's Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown (Short) (executive producer)
 1979 You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1979 Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 Tooth Brushing (Short) (producer)
 1978 What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1977 It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1976 The Olympic Champions and Challengers (TV Special documentary) (co-producer)
 1976 It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1976 Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1975 You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1975 Travels with Flip (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1974 Bicycles are Beautiful (Documentary short) (producer)
 1974 It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1974 It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1973 A Charlie Brown Holiday Dinner (TV Short) (producer)
 1973 There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1973 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972 You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1972 Snoopy Come Home (producer)
 1972 From Yellowstone to Tomorrow (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1971 Come to Your Senses (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1971 Babar Comes to America (TV Movie) (producer)
 1971 Play It Again, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1970 The Unexplained (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1970 Hot Dog (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Toothpaste (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Tennis Balls (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Baseball Gloves (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Frog Jump (1970) ... (executive producer)
- Cardboard Boxes (1970) ... (executive producer)
 1970 It Couldn't Be Done (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (producer)
 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (producer)
 1969 Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1969 Children's Letters to God (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 The Fabulous Shorts (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968 He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1967 You're in Love, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1966 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1966 Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Short) (executive producer)
 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1963 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1963 A Man Named Mays (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1962 The Innocent Fair (TV Movie documentary) (associate producer)
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When we started the animated specials in 1965, Snoopy presented us with a major problem. By that time in the comic strip, Snoopy's thoughts had become one of the major outlets of humor for the strip. We considered printing those thoughts on the animated shows, but then realized that young children wouldn't be able to read them. Then we discussed the idea of using a funny voice to actually ... See more »


All four of his children at some time have voiced characters from Peanuts cartoons. See more »

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