Posts Tagged ‘lee mendelson’

Review: “Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown! (And Don’t Come Back!!)” – Thankfully, It Did

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2015
I am of two minds about Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!), the fourth and final Peanuts feature film from Charles Schulz, Lee Mendelson, and Bill Melendez. It has much bigger aspirations than any of the earlier Peanuts films, sending Charlie Brown and his friends to the French countryside on a trip strongly […]

Lee Mendelson Looks Back on “Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!”

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2015
In 1963, producer Lee Mendelson had formed his production company in San Francisco, CA, and produced the documentary A Man Named Mays. The documentary on famed baseball player Willie Mays had aired on NBC in the fall, and when Mendelson was looking around for his next project, he noticed a Peanuts comic strip about baseball […]

TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2008
Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]