View Full Version : Bill Melendez...R.I.P.

09-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Bill Melendez has passed away at the age of 91. He was the guy Charles Schulz tapped to do the animation for "Peanuts" ie: Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The Great Pumpkin, etc. Snoopy was the first thing I ever learned how to draw and those Holiday specials are still must see tv for me and my family (parents, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, etc.). So I just wanted to use a lil bit of space to say "Thank you for inspiring me to become an artist, cartoonist, and illustrator" to someone who has unknowingly had a huge impact on my life. Rest in peace my good man.

09-04-2008, 08:42 PM
I heard about this on the radio. I grew up with Peanuts and thought the animations were spot on. Another sad recent loss is Don LaFontaine, the guy who invented the deep gritty voiceover in movie trailers.

09-04-2008, 10:58 PM
Heh heh... "In a world where" the good die young, he will be missed as well.

Steel General
09-05-2008, 02:07 PM
Bummer :(

Loved the 'Snoop Dog' and Woodstock...