Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Voice Of Snoopy Silenced

The animator who gave Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy a voice has died.

Jose 'Bill' Melendez passed away on Tuesday. He was 91.

The Emmy-winning animator is largely responsible for bringing Charlie Brown and his Peanuts pals to TV screens.

In his nearly 70-year career, the animator worked on Disney films including 'Fantasia' and 'Bambi,' and Warner Bros. characters such as Bugs Bunny.

Melendez was a Oscar nominee and he also picked up two Peabody Awards for his animation work.