Bill Melendez

Bill Melendez

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1916-11-15 · Deathday: 2008-09-02 (91 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

93 Movies · 5 TV shows

Also Known As: J.C. Melendez · J.C. Meléndez · José Cuauhtémoc Melendez

Biography

José Cuauhtémoc "Bill" Meléndez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 2008) was a Mexican–American character animator, voice actor, film director and producer. He is best known for his work on the Peanuts animated specials. Before Peanuts, he previously worked as an animator for Walt Disney Productions, Warner Bros. Cartoons, and UPA. 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 two Peanuts specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas and What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?, which he directed, were each honored with a Peabody Award.

Early Life

A native of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Meléndez was educated in American public schools in Douglas, Arizona. He later attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles (which would later become California Institute of the Arts).

Movies & TV shows

2015.

2 Movies
The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie

6.25
2015
As he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest.
It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

2015
There is a musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Christmas classic. The show was hosted by Kristen Bell.

2013.

1 Movie
The One and Only June Foray

The One and Only June Foray

2013
June Foray is the subject of this film. She was one of the greatest voice talents in the golden age of animation.

2012.

1 Movie

2011.

1 Movie
Happiness Is...Peanuts: Snow Days

Happiness Is...Peanuts: Snow Days

2011
The newest collection of Peanuts stories celebrates everyone's favorite thing about a long, chilly winter: snow days! Peppermint Patty trains for a figure-skating competition and Snoopy is her tough c...

2009.

1 Movie

2008.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown

We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown

2008
Saving Charlie Brown is a documentary about the creation of a Charlie Brown movie to save the franchise.
TV
Peanuts Motion Comics

Peanuts Motion Comics

2008
This follows the lives of the original peanuts comic strip as a they go on with their everyday lives
A Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas

A Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas

2008
A behind the scenes look at the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Popcorn and Jellybeans: Making a Thanksgiving Classic

Popcorn and Jellybeans: Making a Thanksgiving Classic

2008
There is a documentary on the making of the Peanuts Thanksgiving special.

2006.

1 Movie
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown

He's a Bully, Charlie Brown

2006
Charlie Brown and a few of his friends attend a camp, and there they meet Joe Aggit, a lying bully who offers to teach kids the game of Marbles without telling them it's for keep. Then he takes their ...

2005.

1 Movie
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin

Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin

2005
A documentary about Frank Tashlin's cartoons.

2003.

4 Movies
Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown

Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown

2003
Angst-ridden Charlie Brown attempts to motivate his team, while Lucy in right field nettles poor Chuck into a nervous wreck. With their losses mounting, Charlie Brown tries every remedy to score a win...
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

2003
Spike is the dog that Rerun wants for Christmas.
Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes

Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes

2003
There is a documentary about cartoon characters. Interviews with people who worked on it.

2002.

2 Movies
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

2002
Tis the season for the cheer and charm of the Peanuts kids - and this delight special offers five segments full of unforgettable moments. Snoopy works as a bell-ringer to raise money and tries making ...
A Charlie Brown Valentine

A Charlie Brown Valentine

2002
Lovesick Charlie Brown hopes – still – to get a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl, as does Sally from Linus, Lucy from Schroeder and Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown.

2001.

1 Movie
The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

2001
Now, years later, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Christmas favorite. Hosted by comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, this program includes interviews with some of the actors who bro...

2000.

1 Movie
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

2000
In return for a year's supply of dog food, the title character, Snoopy, tries to rid the Peanuts' gang's hometown of mice by playing his concertina.

1997.

1 Movie
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!

It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!

3.5
1997
A birthday party is planned by Linus. While trying out his new in-line skates, he meets a nice little girl with a beautiful singing voice. A new friend is invited to the party. The party will be great...

1996.

1 Movie
It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown

It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown

1996
The usual task of getting in shape for the new season is being performed by Charlie Brown's team. If the team wins the first game of the season, Charlie Brown will find a potential team sponsor who wi...

1994.

1 Movie
You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown

You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown

6
1994
The Peanuts Gang competed in punt, kick and contest. The winner will get a new bicycle and a trip to the Super Bowl. The Birds football team, made up of a bunch of Woodstock-like birds, are going to t...

1992.

2 Movies
Frosty Returns

Frosty Returns

5.08
1992
The man is named Mr. Holly needs to convince everyone that snow is a good thing because Summer Wheeze is a spray that instantly removes snow and slush.
It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown

6
1992
The Peanuts gang is getting ready for the holiday season. Whether it be Charlie Brown struggling to raise money for his girlfriend or Sally and Peppermint Patty struggling to rehearse and memorize the...

1991.

1 Movie
Snoopy's Reunion

Snoopy's Reunion

1991
In this animated special based on the Charles M. Kaufman novel, Charlie Brown organizes a Daisy Hill Puppy Farm reunion for Snoopy and his seven siblings because his canine companion is a bit down in ...

1990.

1 Movie
Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

1990
Linus is in love with a new girl at the school. She develops leukemia and has to go to the hospital for treatment. While Charlie Brown plays at being the world's greatest doctor, Linus and Charlie Bro...

1989.

1 Movie
Cathy's Valentine

Cathy's Valentine

1989
As February 14 approaches,Cathy becomes enamored with thoughts of hearts, flowers and candle-lit dinners.

1988.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown

It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown

1988
The highlight of Spike's day is when he waves to a young woman driving a red pickup truck through the desert of Needles, California. Jenny is an aerobics instructor who wants to be a jazz dancer. They...
Cathy's Last Resort

Cathy's Last Resort

1988
The preparations for an idyllic, romantic vacation with her boyfriend go awry.
TV
This Is America, Charlie Brown

This Is America, Charlie Brown

6
1988
The gang goes to important events.
The Mayflower Voyagers

The Mayflower Voyagers

8
1988
In order to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims join the Peanuts gang. A short cartoon full of historical facts and inspiring faith in God will remind your children of our rich heritage.
TV
Garfield and Friends

Garfield and Friends

9
1988
Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into are all told in animated stories. Orson the Pig was on a farm with his fellow farm animals.
Snoopy: The Musical

Snoopy: The Musical

1988
The second stage musical based on the "Peanuts" comics strip is an animated adaption.

1987.

2 Movies
Cathy

Cathy

1987
The comic strip is the subject of an animated special.
What Next, Charlie Brown

What Next, Charlie Brown

1987
Compilation of 13 shorts from "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"

1986.

1 Movie
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

1986
It's New Year's Eve and Charlie Brown has to write a book about war and peace. He hopes to join the fun for a special dance with the Little Red-Haired Girl.

1985.

4 Movies
Molly and The Skywalkerz: Happily Ever After

Molly and The Skywalkerz: Happily Ever After

1985
A young third grader named Molly Conway suffers depression when she finds out about her parents are getting divorced. She tries everything to get them together, but mostly backfires and eventually acc...
The Romance of Betty Boop

The Romance of Betty Boop

5.22
1985
In 1930s, hard-working girl Betty Boop sings at nights at her uncle Mischa's popular NY nightclub and dreams of marrying a posh rich playboy, Waldo. Gangster Johnny "Throat" and a nice hard-working ic...
Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown

Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown

1985
After Snoopy displays his usual level of courage and runs away from his sentry duty, he runs into a beautiful female. He decides to marry her. Spike wants to help in an affair that has the usual probl...
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1985
The Peanuts gang are performing. The comedy sketches of the play are performed by Charlie Brown and his friends.

1984.

1 Movie
It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown

1.33
1984
The story begins at a big football game where Snoopy wins a game from Peppermint Patty's team. That night, Snoopy gets out a radio, learns some 80's dance moves, and becomes Flashbeagle

1983.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Garfield on the Town

Garfield on the Town

1983
Garfield escapes from the car on a trip to the vet and finds the place where he grew up.
What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

6
1983
Charlie Brown and the gang are on their way home after a student exchange term. They pass by several monuments to World Wars I and II. They learn about the events of the wars and the sacrifice of the ...
It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown

It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown

1983
There is a rash on the back of Charlie Brown's head that looks like the stitchings of a baseball. He went to camp to take his mind off of baseball with a paper sack on his head and was elected camp pr...
Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?

Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?

1983
His father has a new job and he has to relocate his family. Charlie Brown and the gang prepare for Lucy's departure.
TV
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

1983
In this animated television series, your favorite Peanuts stories come to life. With short sketches featuring these classic and much-loved characters, it's easy to have a party with them.

1982.

2 Movies
Here Comes Garfield

Here Comes Garfield

1982
Garfield the Cat is a rotund comic strip. He and Odie end up at the pound.
A Charlie Brown Celebration

A Charlie Brown Celebration

1982
There are several new Peanuts sketches in this TV special, including Peppermint Patty's stint at dog training school and Charlie Brown spending time in the hospital.

1981.

3 Movies
It's Magic, Charlie Brown

It's Magic, Charlie Brown

1981
Charlie Brown suggests Snoopy go down to the library and take out some books. Snoopy gets there and finds only one book he likes; a book on magic. Upon learning enough, he builds a stage, and puts on ...
Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown

Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown

1981
After Charlie Brown spots a girl briefly shown in a sports event broadcasting, he is so enamored with her that he goes to search for her with the help of Linus. He has his usual amount of luck in his ...
No Man's Valley

No Man's Valley

1981
Elliot, a rare California condor, must find a hideaway for endangered animals before man drives them over the brink into extinction.

1980.

3 Movies
Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown

Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown

5.5
1980
The circus comes to town. There is a beautiful poodle performing. He runs away to join it. While he quickly becomes a star performer, Charlie Brown is distraught by Snoopy's decision and has to face s...
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)

1980
Charlie Brown and his friends travel to France as foreign exchange students. Woodstock and Peanuts are also with them. While everyone is excited about the chance to travel to a foreign country, Charli...
She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown

She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown

1980
Charlie Brown is the 19th prime-time animated TV specials based on the popular comic strip. There is a person named Schulz. On February 25, 1980 it was aired on the CBS network.

1979.

4 Movies
It's Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown

It's Dental Flossophy, Charlie Brown

1979
Lucy van Pelt instructs Charlie Brown and Snoopy in the finer points of proper flossing technique for healthy teeth and gums.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

1979
The first tale of C.S is the basis for this award. Four children pass through a special wardrobe closet and discover the kingdom of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. The winter...
Charlie Brown Clears the Air

Charlie Brown Clears the Air

1979
Another baseball season is ruined for Charlie Brown and his gang - but this time by pollution!
You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown

You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown

5.97
1979
One of Charlie Brown's competitors is a masked beagle.

1978.

2 Movies
Tooth Brushing

Tooth Brushing

1978
Charlie Brown leaves his appointment with his dentist armed with an instructional pamphlet on proper tooth brushing technique. He endeavors to practice toothbrushing with Linus and his dog Snoopy.
What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

1978
The 17th animated TV specials based on the popular comic strip Peanuts are called What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown! There is a person named Schulz. Jack London's Call of the Wild has a similar plot.

1977.

2 Movies
It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

1977
At the school homecoming, Charlie Brown learns that he is be the escort at the banquet for the red headed girl that he has pined for all his life. With that added pressure, he hopes to put in a good s...
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

6
1977
The Peanuts gang, including Woodstock, have left for summer camp. After a few days of summer camp activities, they all take part in a rafting race. The teams make their way down the river to the finis...

1976.

1 Movie
It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown

It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown

5.43
1976
The gang decided to do a gardening project for Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown learns that they did it in his baseball diamond and turned it into a garden. With no other choice, he is forced to play in t...

1975.

3 Movies
You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

1975
A motorcross, a race of motorbikes through a series of obstacles, provides the occasion for Charlie Brown's latest attempt to win. He had to settle for a small, run-down putt-putt when he went to buy ...
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

6
1975
Charlie Brown dreams of receiving a love letter from someone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials, whether it be Lucy trying to get a card for her teacher or Snoopy and Woodstock...
Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done

Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done

1975
Able Seaman Dick Deadeye is charged by Queen Victoria to find the stolen Ultimate Secret. His ugliness means that his life has always been lonely but a buxom barmaid takes a shine to him. Together, th...

1974.

3 Movies
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

1974
Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus. Source : IMDB
It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown

It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown

4.5
1974
Woodstock's fancy new nest disappears one afternoon, he turns to Snoopy for help. The beagles pretended to be a fictional detective named "Snoopy and Woodstock" in order to find the missing nest.
It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

6.75
1974
The Peanuts gang is CarRentalsing for an Easter egg hunt. They think they've seen the Easter Bunny, but he looks a lot like a beagle. Is it the Easter Bunny, or is it the lovable beagle playing tricks...

1973.

2 Movies
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

8
1973
There is a dessert. They were going to share them with the Peanuts gang. The greatest Thanksgiving ever will begin when Peppermint Patty invites her friends to Charlie Brown's house for a big turkey p...
There's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown

There's No Time For Love, Charlie Brown

1973
Most of the Peanuts gang is having trouble at school, but not Charlie Brown. He was told that if he didn't get an "A" on the field trip report he would fail his grade. Charlie Brown and his sister mis...

1972.

2 Movies
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

6
1972
The school election is coming up, and Linus is being considered to be the school president. With Lucy and Charlie Brown as his campaign managers, he has a good chance of victory. He learns the hard wa...
Snoopy, Come Home

Snoopy, Come Home

1972
When Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, he goes to visit her in the hospital while Charlie Brown and the gang are on the lookout for him. Suddenly, Snoopy feels that he must go liv...

1971.

1 Movie
Play It Again, Charlie Brown

Play It Again, Charlie Brown

1971
Charlie Brown is the seventh prime-time animated TV special based on a comic strip. There is a person named Schulz. Lucy's willingness to do anything to win his affections is the focus of this non-hol...

1970.

1 Movie
The Rainbow Bear

The Rainbow Bear

1970
A sweet and wholly psychedelic children's animation by Bill Melendez, of "Peanuts" fame. Soundtrack by legendary Ghanaian Afro Rock band Osibisa.

1969.

2 Movies
A Boy Named Charlie Brown

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

1969
Poor Charlie Brown. He always loses in baseball because he can't fly a kite. His faults are projected onto a screen by Lucy. Against the advice of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the spellin...
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

1969
When school is out for the summer, Charlie Brown and his friends are going to read every comic book, watch television, practice ballplay, and have clean thoughts. Lucy told them that she signed them u...

1968.

2 Movies
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

6.18
1968
Babar escaped to the city after his mother was killed by a hunter. He returns to the great forest with cousins Celeste and Arthur to be crowned King of the Elephants.
He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

1968
When the gang loses patience with Snoopy's mischief, he suddenly finds himself back in obedience training. With a vengeance, Snoopy decides it's time to run away to Peppermint Patty's house, but soon ...

1967.

1 Movie
You're in Love, Charlie Brown

You're in Love, Charlie Brown

1967
With the school year coming to a close, Charlie Brown is trying to work up the courage to meet his dream girl, whom he only knows as "The Little Red Haired Girl." However, he's too nervous to go meet ...

1966.

2 Movies
Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

1966
After losing their first game of the season, Charlie Brown's team throws down their caps in disgust. Frustrated and depressed, Charlie Brown wanders around aimlessly. The operator of a hardware store ...
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

8
1966
This classic "Peanuts" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the "Great Pumpkin." When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets ...

1965.

1 Movie
A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

8
1965
Lucy suggests that Charlie Brown become the director of the school Christmas pageant when he complains about the excess that he sees during the Christmas season. Charlie Brown accepts but is having a ...

1963.

1 Movie
A Boy Named Charlie Brown

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

4
1963
This documentary goes behind-the-scenes with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. This film paved the way for the future success of the Peanuts animated television specials, bringing together for the fi...

1957.

1 Movie
Energetically Yours

Energetically Yours

1957
Tracing the story of primitive man's discovery of energy.

1954.

2 Movies
Ballet-Oop

Ballet-Oop

1954
Dance teacher Miss Placement is dismayed to learn that the head of the School of Ballet where she teaches has entered her beginners class in a contest just three weeks away. But she manages to get the...
It's Everybody's Business

It's Everybody's Business

1954
Animated propaganda advocating for the importance of unregulated capitalism to the American way of life.

1949.

1 Movie
A Ham in a Role

A Ham in a Role

1949
Two troublesome yet polite gophers stop a dog from quitting the slapstick comedy of cartoons and going to his country home to study Shakespeare.

1948.

2 Movies
Dough Ray Me-ow

Dough Ray Me-ow

6
1948
A written will states that the family fortune won't go to Louie, but to his roommate, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso that Louie is next in line to inherit the wealth if he dies. T...
Bone Sweet Bone

Bone Sweet Bone

1948
An archaeologist at a museum scolds his small, silent dog, Shep, for supposedly removing a bone belonging to a dinosaur skeleton and orders Shep to bring the bone back, but Shep finds that the place w...

1946.

2 Movies
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

1946
Daffy dreams he's Duck Twacy, famous detective, trying to solve the case of the missing piggy banks, after he knocked himself unconscious while reading his favorite comic book. Porky Pig is the conduc...
The Big Snooze

The Big Snooze

1946
After walking out of a typical Bugs cartoon, Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep with "nightmare paint".

1945.

1 Movie
Wagon Heels

Wagon Heels

1945
Porky leads a wagon train into "Injun Joe Territory" and comes up against the fearsome Superchief. Sloppy Moe, a survivor of a previous Injun Joe attack, knows something about him that he won't tell. ...

1943.

1 Movie
Falling Hare

Falling Hare

1943
Relaxing with a carrot at an army air field, Bugs is reading "Victory Through Hare Power," and scoffs at the notion of "gremlins," little creatures who wreak havoc on planes with their "dia-bo-lickal ...

1937.

1 Movie
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

6.44
1937
Snow White takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, who is also a dwarf. The Queen is jealous of Snow White because she wants to be known as the fairest in ...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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