I know plenty of you are stopping by to read, but not that many of you are commenting, and the fact that none of my recent posts has racked up 15 comments and beyond has me a bit miffed. I'm quite the demanding diva huh? ;) To those who stop by and read my words, and most especially to those who comment: Thank you all!
Hey, I don't want this year to end without mentioning the passing of a great masterful American cartoonist. Originally born in Mexico actually, Bill Meléndez came to Los Angeles/Hollywood at a young age and worked for Disney as a very talented animator. Bill said Walt Disney was a real asshole though. AHAHAH! Can you believe it?! Yeah, Disney was a tyrant, sexist, racist, and homophobic; every quality we love in a person according to Bill and many other animators and people who worked for wonderful "Uncle Walt." Bill luckily got away from Walt, and went on to animate at Warner Bros. and do bigger and better things, like all those wonderful holiday Peanuts specials! That's right! Charles Schultz created those immortal awesome characters, but it was Bill Meléndez who brought them to life, producing/directing them for television. So when you watch A Charlie Brown Christmas this season or any of the other holiday Peanuts cartoons, that's Bill you gotta thank for animating and ultimately making them part of the American consciousness. Watching Bill in interviews, he reminds me of a much more refined version of Cheech Marin. LOL! Sadly, Bill died this past September at age 91, but has left a tremendous legacy. Gracias Bill, you were truly awesome! He even did the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock! R.I.P.
A little tribute to Bill: