Bill Melendez Original and Limited Edition Art

José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 2008), known as Bill Melendez, was a Mexican American character animator, film director, voice artist and producer, known for his cartoons for Walt Disney Productions (working on four Disney films PinocchioFantasiaDumbo and Bambi), Warner Bros. Cartoons, UPA and the Peanuts series. Melendez provided the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock in the latter as well. Bill Melendez was the only person Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz trusted to turn his popular comic creations into television specials. He and his studio worked on every single television special and direct-to-video film for the Peanuts gang and Melendez directed the majority of them. He even provided the vocal effects for Snoopy and Woodstock in every single production, voice acting the characters in the studio by uttering gibberish, and the voices were mechanically sped up at different volumes to represent the two different characters. According to a New York Times article shortly after his death, Melendez did not intend to do voice acting for the two characters. "Schulz would not countenance the idea of a beagle uttering English dialogue, Mr. Melendez recited gibberish into a tape recorder, sped it up and put the result on the soundtrack.“ He also directed, did the animation for, and provided voice acting in the first four Peanuts theatrical films, A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Snoopy, Come Home (1972), Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977), and Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (1980). The last Peanuts-related production he worked on was He's a Bully, Charlie Brown (2006). Melendez and Lee Mendelson, who also worked on the Peanuts specials, films, and TV shows, formed their own production team and did other animated specials. They were responsible for the first two Garfield animated specials, Here Comes Garfield (1982) and Garfield on the Town (1983), as well as Frosty Returns (1992), the pseudo-sequel to Rankin/Bass' Frosty the Snowman (1969).
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Original Concept Art

  • Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown Lucy and Schroeder 1983 Original Production Drawing

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  • Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown Lucy and Charlie Brown 1983 Original Production Drawing

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  • She’s A Good Skate, Charlie Brown 1980 Original Production Layout

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  • Snoopy Concept Art from What a Nightmare Charlie Brown book illustration

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  • Peanuts Characters Playing Baseball Background Scene Layout Original Drawing from A Boy Named Charlie Brown

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  • Peanuts Gang Original Background Scene Layout Drawings by Bernie Gruver from Bon Voyage Charlie Brown

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  • Snoopy Houndini Production Drawings It’s Magic Charlie Brown Book Illustrations

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  • Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie Production Drawings It’s Magic Charlie Brown Book Illustrations

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Original Production Cel

  • Snoopy Lucy and Sally Original Production Cel and Drawing from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Snoopy, Schroeder, & Peanuts Gang Orchestra Original Production Cel and Drawings from MetLife

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  • Snoopy Conductor Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from MetLife

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  • Snoopy Magician and Magician’s Assistant Sally Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Peanuts Gang Production Cel with Drawings from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Snoopy and Woodstock Magic Aftermath Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Lucy and the football Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Charlie Brown and Snoopy Happy Dance Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Snoopy Writer Dark and Stormy Night Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from MetLife

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  • Woodstock Original Production Cel and Drawings from Bon Voyage Charlie Brown

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  • Charlie Brown and Linus Flying a Kite Original Production Cel and Drawing from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Charlie Brown Flying a Kite Original Production Cel and Drawing from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Schroeder and Lucy at the Piano Original Production Cel and Drawing from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Schroeder Smiling with Lucy at the Piano Original Production Cel and Drawing from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Snoopy, Woodstock, and Linus with his blanket set of 2 Original Production Cels and Drawings from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

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  • Snoopy and his Siblings Original Production Cel and Drawings from Snoopy’s Reunion

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  • Snoopy Magician Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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  • Snoopy Magician Peanuts Production Cel with Drawing from It’s Magic Charlie Brown

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Key Master Setups and Original Backgrounds

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  • Snoopy Conductor Peanuts Key Set-up Cel and Background with Drawing from MetLife

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  • Charlie Brown, Linus, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, and Pierre Original Cel and Background from Bon Voyage Charlie Brown

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  • Charlie Brown and Snoopy Snoopy Come Home Key Master Setup, Original Cel, Background, and Dean Spille Concept Art

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  • Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown and Linus Original Cel and Background from Bon Voyage Charlie Brown

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Original Production Drawing

  • Snoopy and Schroeder Classical Musicians Peanuts Production Drawing from MetLife

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  • Linus and Charlie Brown Snoopy Come Home Book Illustration Signed by Bill Melendez

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  • Linus and Charlie Brown Argument Snoopy Come Home Book Illustration Signed by Bill Melendez

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  • Charlie Brown Missing Snoopy Snoopy Come Home Book Illustration Signed by Bill Melendez

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Color Model Cel with Original Drawings