Visual Effects & Animation
Chouinard Art Institute
Final credit was as producer for the TV special "He's A Bully, Charlie Brown" (CBS)
Helmed the CBS animated special, "A Charlie Brown Valentine"; also produced and lent his voice
Produced and directed the animated television special, "Frosty Returns" (CBS)
Worked on the live-action/animated film, "Cool World"
Animated the syndicated cartoon, "Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends"
Produced the miniseries "This is America, Charlie Brown" (CBS); also voiced Snoopy and Woodstock
Produced the popular comic strip for Television, the CBS animated special, "Cathy"
Directed the CBS animated series, "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show"
Produced the first half-hour animated televised special based on the Garfield comic strip, "Here Comes Garfield"
Directed the made-for-TV animated, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" for the Children's Television Workshop
First lent his voice to the character, Woodstock for the second feature, "Snoopy Come Home"; also directed
Received first and only Academy Award nomination for Best Musical Score for "A Boy Named Charlie Brown"; also the first Peanuts feature film
Began voicing the character, Snoopy for the Peanuts specials
Produced the annually broadcast Christmas special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (aired on CBS from 1965-1999, aired on ABC since 2000)
Founded his own production company, Bill Melendez Productions
Hired by United Productions of America to work on shorts, such as the Oscar-winning "Gerald McBoing-Boing" (1951)
Joined Leon Schlesinger's team at the Warner Brothers studios
Hired by Walt Disney to work on animated short films and feature-length films
Animated films such as "Fantasia" (1940), "Dumbo" (1941) and "Bambi" (1942)