Snoopy maestro conductor Peanuts production cel with drawing from MetLife is perfect for fans of classical music and all things Peanuts! He's so intense. I love that Bill Melendez really captured the soul of a conductor.
This Snoopy maestro conductor is being released in time for Beethoven's 250th birthday- It takes one maestro to know another one!
This production art for the MetLife commercial was produced (as most MetLife Peanuts commercials have been) by Bill Melendez Studios. They are truly gorgeous pieces of art because the studio would get the same budget for these 30 second commercials as they would for a 30 minute TV special! They had the luxury of taking their time!
In 1985, MetLife adopted Snoopy and other Peanuts characters as their spokestoons, having them appear in promotional materials, sales literature, premium items and commercials. For many years, Snoopy featured prominently on the MetLife blimp. In 2002, MetLife signed a contract allowing them to continue using Peanuts for advertising.
In 2006, MetLife signed an international agreement with Peanuts Worldwide. This agreement, in combination with their North American contract, gave MetLife exclusive worldwide rights in the financial services category to use the Peanuts characters.
ABOUT THE PEANUTS FILMOGRAPHY
Peanuts achieved considerable success with its television specials, several of which, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, won or were nominated for Emmy Awards. The Peanuts holiday specials remain popular and are broadcast on ABC in the U.S. during the appropriate seasons, since 2001. The Peanuts franchise also had success in theatre, with the stage musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown an oft-performed production. In 2013, TV Guide ranked the Peanuts television specials the fourth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.