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Bill Melendez
Born
José Cuauhtémoc Melendez

(1916-11-15)November 15, 1916
Died September 2, 2008(2008-09-02) (aged 91)
Other names C. Melendez
J.C. Melendez
William B. Melendez
Will Melendez
Charles Melendez
Occupation Animator, film director, producer, voice actor
Years active 1935–2008
Employer
Notable work
Peanuts animated specials
Spouse(s)
Helen Melendez (m. 1940)
Children 2; including Steven C. Melendez

José Cuauhtémoc Melendez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 2008), known as Bill Melendez, was an 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.

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