Bill Melendez
Date of Birth
Nov 15, 1916
Birth Place:
Hermosillo, Mexico


Some animators remain forever associated with one creation or series of creations; this was particularly true for Bill Melendez, who remained closely tied to his majestic ability to bring Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts characters to life. Born Jose Cuautemoc in Sonora, Mexico, in 1916, Melendez studied illustration at CalArts (née the Chouinard Art Studio) and began his career at the age of 22,...