Closing Logo Group

Background: Lee Mendelson/Bill Melendez Productions was a production company founded in 1965 and closed in 2006 with Melendez's retirement. Melendez died two years later. While Paramount Pictures and Viacom still own the film library, the television properties (the specials, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and This is America, Charlie Brown) have changed hands over the years.

1st Logo
(December 9, 1965-November 20, 2006)

Logo: We only see an on-screen text reading "A Lee Mendelson/Bill Melendez Production".


  • Sometimes, the text is read as "PRODUCED BY LEE MENDELSON AND BILL MELENDEZ".
  • On It's Magic, Charlie Brown, the text falls after Snoopy and Woodstock fear for their lives following an attack from the Cat Next Door.

FX/SFX: None usually, but the text falling on the It's Magic, Charlie Brown variant.

Music/Sounds: Usually the intro or outro of whatever medium the text is being featured in.

Availability: Can be found on the Peanuts TV specials and both TV series (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and This is America, Charlie Brown). Also seen on all four Peanuts feature films produced prior to 2015's The Peanuts Movie.

2nd Logo

(February 14, 2002)

Nickname: "The Pencil"

Logo: We see a red pencil on a white background. Surrounding the pencil are the words "A Mendelson-Melendez Production" in a childish font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the special, or on ABC airings, their generic theme.

Availability: Seen on A Charlie Brown Valentine.

3rd Logo

(December 9, 2003-November 20, 2006)

Nickname: "The (non-Family Home Entertainment-related) Paintbrush"

Logo: We see a paintbrush on a white (or black) background. The paintbrush is surrounded by the words "MENDELSON" and "MELENDEZ". Sometimes, the Paramount logo comes up after this.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the special. The ABC generic jingle is heard when the programs air there.

Availability: Can be seen on I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown and He's A Bully, Charlie Brown (although the Warner Home Video print leaves this off), as well as the Christmas shorts.