José “Bill” Cuauhtémoc Meléndez was a Mexican–American character animator, voice actor, film director and producer known for his cartoons for Walt Disney Productions, 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.
|Born:||José Cuauhtémoc Meléndez, November 15, 1916, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|Died:||September 2, 2008, Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Other names:||C. Melendez, J.C. Melendez|
|Occupation:||Animator, film director, producer, voice actor|
|Employer:||Walt Disney Animation Studios (1935–1941), Warner Bros. Cartoons (1941–1951), UPA (1950–1963)|
|Children:||2, including Steven C. Melendez|
|IMDb:||Bill Melendez’s IMDb|
About Bill Melendez
Animator, director, and voice actor for cartoons like the Peanuts animated series. He also produced specials for the Garfield comic strip.
He was first hired for Bob Clampett‘s unit for animation after the 1941 Disney strike.
He produced specials for the comic strip Garfield, including Here Comes Garfield and Garfield on the Town.
He was married to Helen Huhn for 68 years and they raised two sons together.
He provided the voices for Snoopy and Woodstock in the Peanuts cartoon, a show in which Pamelyn Ferdin voiced Lucy van Pelt.
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- Mexican cartoonists
- Mexican male voice actors
- Warner Bros. Cartoons people
- Mexican emigrants to the United States
- Primetime Emmy Award winners
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