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!
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!