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INFORMATION: The studios of Mendelson-Melendez were founded by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez. This animation company was best known for the Peanuts half-hour cartoons, and the saturday morning series, 'The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show'. As of today, Bill Melendez's studios was currently runned by his son, Steven C. Melendez, and Lee Mendelson Films is still opened. The company closed years ago when Bill Melendez died.

DEDICATED TO: Bill Melendez

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1st Style - (1965 - 1971)

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Style: The background was the tail end of the special. White text appear one by one with a font depending on the special, sometimes, the text will scroll.

Effects or Animation: The end of the special.

Music: Depends.

Availability: Seen on the first 'Peanuts' cartoons with a 'Graphic Blandishment' credit from 1965. Last seen on 1971 on 'Play it Again, Charlie Brown!'.

It's it scary?: Not really. It's good to that the 'Peanuts' characters appeared in a credit sequence.

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2nd Style - (1972 - 1974)

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Style: Against a coloured background with a character from a Bill Melendez product or the tail end of a special, black or white text, witch is on a different font appears one-by-one.

Variant: There is a theatrical variant.

Effects or Animation: The transitioning or cutting.

Music: Depends.

Availability: Seen on the 'Peanuts' cartoons with a 'Graphic Blandishment' credit.

Is it Scary?: Same as before.

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3rd Style - (1974 - 1980)

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Style: On a coloured background with characters on the bottom of the text, we see white text in Arial.

Variant: Starting with a Bill Melendez special, 'Painting' was replaced with 'Ink and Paint'. Like the previous style, there's also a theatrical version with an extra 'Negative Cutter' credit.

Effects: The cutting.

Music: Depends.

Availibility: Seen on various 'Peanuts' specials on 1974. Last seen on 'She's A Good Skate, Charlie Brown!', the last special to use this style.

Is it scary?: Same as before.

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4th Style - (1980 - 1994)

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Style: Against a colored background or the tail end of a special, we see white text scrolling (Franklin Gothic Demi on it's first years of usage, a thinner version of 'Impact' on later Bill Melendez Productions specials). The background stills change depending on a special.

Variants:

  1. There's an extremely rare variant of this: Against on a tail end of a special, the white text appears one-by-one. After a second, it scrolls. This is seen on the illed 'The Girl on the Red Truck'. Possibly a prototype version of the next one seen below.
  2. Sometimes, 'Ink and Paint' is replaced with 'Trace and Paint'.
  3. Starting in 1992, the style looks different: A 'Graphic Blandisment' credit is seen after years of absence, and it scrolls very slowly. This is seen on various Bill Melendez specials starting with 'It's Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown!'.
  4. Very few animation companies used this one, but Film Roman used this style on their 'Garfield' specials. But there's a few differences: The font is entirely in Franklin Gothic, and, starting on 'A Garfield Christmas Special', the text appears one-by-one. Their style was last seen on 'Garfield Gets a Life'.
  5. There are a limited amout of rare variants of this. Re-watch them on your old tapes for rare versions of this!
  6. On rare occasions, a credit for 'Ink and Paint Supervision' was removed.
  7. Some times, 'Final Check' was added.
  8. On some occation, two Ink and Paint supervisors are seen.
  9. There's an anti-rare version of this with the text appearing one-by-one, and the font is now Cooper Black.
  10. Sometimes, there will be an epilouge from a BMPI speical instead of the illustrations changing.

Effects or Animation: The white text scrolling, the illustration's background changing colors, and the illustration changing.

Music: Depends.

Availibility: Rare, later extinct on DVD's. Seen on various Bill Melendez specials. The last one to use this one is 'You're in the Superbowl, Charlie Brown!' on NBC.

Is it scary?: Same as before

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5th Style - (1997)

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Style: A super rare version from before. Against in a still from a BMPI special, we see the same white text, except it has a black shadow, from before. But there are differences: Most of the credits are different, instead of crediting the designers, the checkers, the painting supervisors and the editors, it now credits the color artists, the cleaners, the lead animator, the graphic blandismentors and the post-production coordinator. Additional differences included that Nick/Vasu's name is removed, the whole thing appears to be videotaped and there's an extra credit on the beggining.

Effects or Animation: Same as before.

Music: A jazzy-piano-pop-like music, heard from the beggining from 'It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!', when Linus is testing his new skates.

Availability: Very hard to find. Can be seen on 'It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!'.

Is it Scary?: Same as before.

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6th style - (2000)

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Style: Extremely different from before. We see white text, scrolling while backgrounds change throughout. There are differences: It scrolls very choppy, it's on an 'Arial' font, but squished, and 'LONDON PRODUCTION' and 'HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION' are added. This is very rare.

Effects or Animation: Same as before.

Your Cheesines: Compared to the others, some of the text is very off-center, and yes, like we said, it scrolls extremely choppy and tacky.

Music: The Pied Piper theme.

Availibility: Seen on 'It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown!'.

Is it Scary?: 5%. The scrolling will get fewest people, but is good to see the 'Peanuts' characters on screen.

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7th style - (2002 - 2003)

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Style: Against in a background, we see black, blue and white text on Comic Sans, witch scrolls like before.

Effects or Animation: The scrolling.

Your Cheesiness: Like before, some of the text looked off-center. But it was later fixed on later usages.

Music: Depends.

Availibility: Seen on BMPI specials from the 2000's.

Is it Scary?: 1%, as the lack of characters on screen could starle some.