Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Bill Melendez!

Welcome to the latest installment of our Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Series! Today we’re focusing on the voice of your favorite beagle Snoopy: Bill Melendez!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Deluxe Edition)

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Bill Melendez

  • José “Bill” Cuauhtémoc Meléndez was born in Mexico and was educated in the United States.
  • He worked on four animated Disney films: Bambi, Dumbo, Fantasia and Pinocchio.
  • He also worked on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for Warner Brothers.
  • The Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz trusted Bill Melendez with adapting the comic strip into Television Specials.
  • He worked on more than 63 half-hour specials, five one-hour specials, four feature films and more than 372 commercials featuring The Peanuts.
  • He performed the vocal effects for Snoopy and Woodstock in every single Peanuts animated production and even posthumously, when his archive recordings were used for The Peanuts Movie.

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Planet Nestor by highlighting some of the Latino/Latina/LatinX trailblazers in Pop Culture entertainment who have inspired or influenced us!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

We hope to inspire and uplift with this content, so stay tuned for more Posts at Planet Nestor throughout Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the remarkable contributions that Hispanic (Latino/Latina/LatinX) Americans have made to the history United States and runs from September 15 through October 15!

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion!

We recently posted about the Halloween offering at Kings Dominion, now let’s take a look at their more family friendly event: The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion!

The Great Pumpkin Fest!

Enjoy not-so-scary fall activities, your favorite rides and attractions, live entertainment and more!

This kid-friendly event will feature meet and greets with Snoopy and The Peanuts characters as well as Trick or Treating, Games and other Halloween activities. The Kings Dominion theme park is located in Doswell, Virginia and The Great Pumpkin Fest will be open Saturdays and Sundays from September 21 through November 2, 2019!

Super7 x Peanuts!

Super7 has collaborated with Peanuts to release a line of products based on the Peanuts strips from the 1950’s and 60’s.

“Good grief!”

The Super7 x Peanuts “Good Grief” Gift Shop is open Friday (7/19/19) through Sunday (7/21/19) 9:00 PM to Midnight on Friday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday at the Super7 San Diego store at 701 Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. No Convention badge needed to attend!

Funko Animation SDCC2019 Exclusive Reveals!

Here are the Funko Animation Exclusive reveals for San Diego Comic Con 2019!

Let’s kick things off with Pop! Animation: Dragon Ball Z!