5 facts about 'Snoopy, Come Home' voice actor Bill Melendez

From working on Disney's Pinocchio to producing hundreds of commercials, Melendez was pretty special.

Have you ever wondered who voiced Snoopy in the legendary animation, Snoopy, Come Home? Bill Melendez had the honor of bringing this fictional character to life, but his work before and after the film shows he was perfect for the role.

Learning about the talent behind the voice gives you a deeper insight into how unique the film is, and it's cool to learn about their other work and creative processes.

Here are five facts about Snoopy, Come Home voice actor Bill Melendez.

1. He voiced Snoopy in this Peanuts film and several others

If Snoopy is one of your favorite Peanuts characters, Bill Melendez could be a part of the reason why. He voiced the legendary animated dog in Snoopy, Come Home, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown and more. 

2. Melendez contributed to Disney's films Pinocchio and Bambi

Before his contributions to the Peanuts universe, Melendez was a part of Disney's historic animation family. He worked on films like Pinocchio and Bambi and watched Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs before working with Disney.

3. He served as an animator on the Looney Tunes series

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After working with Disney, Melendez got the opportunity to work on the Looney Tunes series where he served as an animator.

4. Melendez served on the advisory board at a film institution

With experience working with some of the biggest film companies, it was only fitting for Melendez to serve on the advisory board at the National Student Film Institute during the 1980s and 1990s.

5. He produced and directed hundreds of commercials

Not only was he an animator and voice actor, Melendez also produced and directed hundreds of television commercials during his lifetime. 

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Not only could he play the piano, but he was also a college student!


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ArthurYee 6 months ago
Another fact:. Bill Melendez's name appeared in the opening credits animation in the 1963 all star comedy film It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World but not in the written credits. Melendez and the other animators' names appeared like flying falling confetti when the World popped open.
GNOSTICTRACY 6 months ago
They had kids do voices in peanuts
Michael 6 months ago
They're running out of facts. Two storiestoday with five entries, then another in the past week.
McGillahooala Michael 6 months ago
I keep waiting on a story about the guy who delivered sandwiches to the animators during lunch breaks.
Bricat2001 6 months ago
Never knew he worked for disney, also what looney tune cartoons did he animate?
Michael Bricat2001 6 months ago
I imagined him as young, ready to take on Peanuts transition to TV.
LoveMETV22 Bricat2001 6 months ago
A lot.
He was not only an animator but a Producer, Actor, Director, Writer as well as other credits to numerous to list all in one post.

Bricat2001 LoveMETV22 6 months ago
Thats amazing!
MarkSpeck Bricat2001 6 months ago
He was billed as J.C. Melendez on Looney Tunes cartoons.
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