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Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

by on September 3, 2008

Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91.

Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006’s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown.

He was also the voice of Snoopy, and provided the vocal sound effects for both Woodstock and Spike in many Peanuts specials as well.

[ Source: AWN ]

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