This vintage 1980 Peanuts Gang Original Background Scene Layout Drawings by Bernie Gruver from Bon Voyage Charlie Brown is truly a piece of cartoon art history! Featured in the drawing are Violet, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder, Snoopy, Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, and Lucy. What a great collection of characters from the Peanuts gang!
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) is a 1980 American animated film produced by United Feature Syndicate and distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman. It was the fourth full-length feature film to be based on the Peanuts comic strip.
Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz wrote that he came up with the idea for the Peanuts gang travel story while visiting the Château Malvoisin, where he was stationed briefly as a soldier during World War II. The castle plays a large role in the film
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ABOUT Bill Melendez:
José "Bill" Cuauhtémoc Meléndez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 2008) was a Mexican–American character animator, voice actor, film director and producer known for his cartoons for Walt Disney Productions (working on four Disney films Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi), Warner Bros. Cartoons, UPA and the Peanuts series. Melendez provided the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock in the latter as well. In a career spanning over 60 years, he won six Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated for thirteen more. In addition, he was nominated for an Oscar and five Grammy Awards. The Peanuts television specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas and What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?, which he directed, were each honored with a Peabody Award.