Thursday, September 4, 2008

Farewell, Bill

Goodbye to Bill Melendez, the animator who worked on "Pinnochio," "Fantasia," and most memorably for me and so many others, on the animated Peanuts cartoons. I've always loved his collaboration with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and understood on some level why Schulz never authorized anyone else to animate the characters. Melendez was just that perfectly in tune with Schulz's quiet world, even to the point of being Snoopy's voice.

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