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"lee mendelson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Welcome back to the Thanksgiving special from the CBS Audio Network. I'm Gil Gross. Well, it's Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown. Well over an apple TV It is which is being viewed in most homes about is often is Lucy sees the great pumpkin, which is pretty much say, almost never to talk Tech and good grief. Apple TV is Aya's Akhtar, senior editor. It's seen it I, as a lot of people are miffed about the peanuts specials being over it. Apple. I mean, it has about 33 Million subscribers. But that's mainly because of all the free trials, some of which hers. About to expire. And, um Ah, Lot of people are saying way would we went our peanuts special, You know that when it comes to tradition, it's hard to mess with that. A lot of people are used to sitting down at a certain time walking linear TV. We're all sitting at the same time. Everyone around the country is watching Charlie Brown listen their time zone together. And with this new change, with Apple, getting a contract to get all the Charlie Brown contact, including the New Snoopy show. I've got all of that all of the holiday specials on Apple TV Plus, which is their streaming service, and you can watch him the stuff on demand. But the thing is, you're not gonna be able to watch it at the exact same time unless you set up a group watch. We're calling up your body's saying, Hey, everybody, eight o'clock eastern time. Therapy, Apple TV plus subscription, which I hope you have, and let's watch it, then again on a fair sight to Apple, they have made the specials available, free to stream for certain time Windows. For like the Thanksgiving special. It's available for free from the 25th 27th. But outside of that, you need to have a subscription in more than a year. Well, you know who Lewis had Handmaid's tale, and Netflix has had a number of hits, including recently The Queen's Gambit. Disney has a man glory in Apple, with all its money and star power's still looking for that show that gets paid. People talking and watching that now they're talking about the peanut specials, but not in a nice way. Yeah, I mean, it definitely gives that gives Apple TV plus a big anchor because it's a property people know and love. But when it comes to all of their big name shows they have so many big stars. So many big names you got Jennifer Aniston. You've got Steven Spielberg involved. You've got Jason Momoa. You have a lot of big stars when it comes to this. And Apple is done a huge job going to get Apple TV plus on his many platforms as possible. When will they reach a level of Let's say something like stranger things that everyone knows and watches and binges together. I'm not sure when that's gonna happen As far as I know, I don't believe Apple TV. Plus does the Bin Jamal model yet they do a weekly schedule, which is working for Disney, Plus Perhaps they need some kind of Big hits that people all watch together. Okay, This thing is amazing shows you what? Apple TV conduce, But that's a lot of programming. And especially in today's climate. It's very difficult to get a show done. Animation might be the way to go, You know, to wrap this up and getting back to the peanut specials when when they did the first one, which was the Christmas show the network, which at that time was CBS said, Yeah, nice Try. Everybody thought it was a failure. They had untrained kids voice is very basic animation. The soundtrack Jazz pianist in San Francisco area that only a few people knew it had one hit castor fate to the wind. But other than that, not a lot of people knew about Vince morality, and they thought it would never be shown again, much less become what it's become. And when we talk about all these other shows that cost millions and millions of dollars, it's just funny that this is the thing that people miss for a while, like on every network at the same time, because the rights want exclusive, Then I think NBC got the exclusive. Correct me if I'm wrong on that, and it's this. It's almost like this warming feel of this is what normal feels like when it comes to this with Charlie Brown particular. I didn't know how ill received. It was until you mentioned that. But I do remember reading about the fact that these weren't like really great kids. Acting stars or anything. So it's It's this ability to see something of the same time every year, and I think with the streaming services, we lose that a bit because since we're calling on demand, it's not a familiar thing unless you make it a tradition. So I was like having a family tradition versus a national one. Well, tell your final story about the peanuts special. So when they first screened this And it was CBS again at that time of Lee Mendelson, the producer, watched and thought This will never be shown again. The network people were going Yeah, this This doesn't make it and the only person in the room who had it right was a cartoonist who was dead drunk and said it'll run 100 years and then slumped unconscious to the floor. And he was the only guy in the room. Who knew it He was talking about Well, I mean, if that doesn't tell you how you should be when you're viewing content, I don't know what does so you're watching these shows due at the cartoonist did get dead drunk Now, this does not advice. Don't listen to that. But, yeah, that's interesting to hear because The show. Look, these these things are really wholesome and they are very warming. They're enjoyable. They're simple stories. They're easy to understand. They're easy to connect with. We all remember what it's like to be a kid in these kind of situations. The excitement off Christmas, the excitement of Thanksgiving the excitement of Halloween just all of these wistful things that even as adults, we sometimes go. Oh, he had remember the feeling of that. And we also remember watching as Children so To find out it. It was so successful after such a bad start. That's that's also a nice warming story. It is and reminder. Apple is offering the Thanksgiving special free for a limited window. Which for Thanksgiving, as I said, is November 25th through 27th. His act are from CNN. Thank you So much for being with us and happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving. This.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"TV plus which will stream it free between October thirtieth and November first a Charlie Brown. Christmas. That animated cre- decor against commercialism also will not be on broadcast TV nor will Charlie Brown thanksgiving which posits that sharing what you have with friends makes a feast even if it's toast popcorn and jelly beans. Instead of the Cape and superpowers, Linus coats a blanket and issues wisdom such as never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker and three things I have learned never to discuss with people, religion politics and the great. Pumpkin. As Gen xers my husband and I grew up with it's the great, Pumpkin Charlie, Brown, and raised our son on the peanuts for Halloween. He was the World War One flying ace complete with giant Red Doghouse and aviator helmet. We made the costume ourselves despite me being about as handy with Scissors Charlie Brown. Shared cultural touchstones are becoming ever harder to find Charles. Shulz. Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson had a genius for celebrating what unites and setting it to us. As Linus says of his pumpkin patch it can be said of their holiday specials. You can look all around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see. Now to today's stories. Are.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"To the program. Happy Wednesday to you. One more thing about Halloween. The Charlie Brown. Special for Halloween. The Charlie Brown Halloween special. I don't know what the name of it is, anyway for the first time in six decades. Great Great pumpkin, Charlie Brown. For the first time in six decades of Charlie Brown holiday specials will not broadcast on television. Instead, they're heading to Apple TV plus Every year, local stations announced the much anticipated air dates. Of Charlie Brown Halloween. Thanksgiving. Ah, Christmas Charlie Brown Christmas specials. But they've air on ABC for at least the last 20 years before that, the aired on CBS But, um In order to watch it. You've got to sign up for Apple TV. Apple TV announced they made a deal with Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson film productions to strain the specials. A Charlie Brown Christmas from 1965, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 1973. The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 1966. Apple TV will be getting new originals featuring the peanuts characters. A rep. For Apple confirmed the specials will only be available on Apple TV. And on Lee for a Oh, they'll be free for a short period of time. Then you will have to pay to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their friends. So it's I'm sure it's a way to basically get you to find how you Khun See Apple TV and then from there Get you to subscribe. I guess that's where world the world going. It's all it's all streaming now. It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown expected to begins dreaming globally on Apple TV as of two days ago, October 19th. It will be free from October 30th. Until November, 1st. So Halloween night. When all the little crumb crunchers want to run around the neighborhood. It'll be free that night. So maybe when they come home And you rightful through their candy to take all the good stuff. Under the auspices of telling them that you're looking for razor blades and the virus. There's never been any racer play test. There. Isn't that totally Of made up story. Um, you know, I remember when I was a kid. My parents was a now we gotta We gotta check your candy. Charlie Brown Christmas will be available for free from December 11th through December. 13th so, man, you gotta be on this thing. And do you even know where to find Apple TV Plus A bit. Most of you don't. I mean, there's so many streaming services and speaking of streaming services. What was that one that Quimby? Oh, man. Yeah, Quimby. Libby was put together. By Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. And everybody fought well Jeffrey Katzenberg and make Whitman. They're putting a streaming service together. That's going to be huge. They rolled it out right about the middle of March when the pandemic hit, which you would think people would be home, But no, they were not people. We're not going through the normal routines. Anyway. They're shutting it down. So I don't know how many millions they lost on that one. But they are shutting down Queen Bee I've do. I don't know how to find Queen Bee. I've never I've heard of it, but I don't know what kind of Films they have in their, um, inventory. Anyway, we don't have to worry about because they're they're shut down. Anybody subscribe? Equity. Just send the money. I hope Oh, man s. Oh, speaking of the harrowing candy in Naperville, Illinois, Plus a bunch of other places have these Halloween tips where they don't want you to go door to door And if you do Make sure and clean the candy when you get home. As the virus and wear a mask. Well, of course you're wearing a mask when you go door to door. So they got all these rules. And just in general about the virus. Dr John Tory's Who's He? NBC's guy, I think Talked about College students coming home for the holidays. Listen, this is going to be a completely different holiday than any other holiday season because of the pandemic. But in this case getting tested to three days before she gets home, making sure she gets those results before she arrives at your house, and if she had high exposures, even in college, but those days before, make sure that she goes ahead and basically isolate yourself a little bit. Not much. Monitor her symptoms and then get a test maybe 23 days later, but you want to make sure you get those results. Important thing If she is positive for covert, Don't travel to college. Don't travel back from college. No travel at that point, and it depends on the exposure she had in college. But if she had a lot of exposure, and she was not isolating herself for the last couple weeks, she should get tested 2 to 3 days if she can easily do that. Otherwise monitoring your symptoms and unfortunately doing a little bit of social distancing at home, So she's the one that was probably exposed before she got there. This is going to be great. Ah, welcome home. He kept saying she welcome home. My lovely daughter. Now go to the basement and stay there for the holidays. Didn't come back up in 14 days. So Dr Torres has more tips on how to be safe for Thanksgiving. There's going to be relative on the size of the location you have. So if you have a lot of the location, large enough location. The main point is that people can social distance here in Colorado in Denver, for example, they just reduced it to five people. That's the limit. You can have a look at state and local guidelines to make sure you're not violating those and they keep it a smallest possible. The other thing is when people are there, you want to ventilate indoors of its cold and you could open a window, turning heater on and keep people comfortable. That's a good way to do it. But the main thing is to keep it a smallest possible overall, You really don't want to go much higher than 10 people. Then it depends on how far you have to go. What you need to do. The safest is if you could do a nonstop car trip by far. But if you can't do that, look at how many stops you're gonna have to make. If you can think a lot of stops interact with people might be safer to fly. Remember, airplanes are fairly safe. But the airport's before and after are the big time periods where you could be exposed to wantto our masks. Social distance wash your hands as you're going through whether you're.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That debuted. Here's My Interview with Charles Schulz is daughter Jill Schultz about her father's legacy. What? Yeah, what an iconic individual your father was, and it was looking at the the history of this and how long That peanuts has been a part of American culture. Eight years before you were born, and a year before your mother and father even got married. Your father started peanuts all the way back in 1950. Yeah, he he actually He said that he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist from the age of five or six. He said that All he ever wanted to do was be a cartoonist, and you know it. First, he was rejected a lot and Pretty much amazed at when you just rattled off all those statistics. How it is. Quite amazing for somebody who just wanted to be a cartoonist, which is what everyone would ask him. What are you at geologists and artists like what do you consider yourself? And he said, Oh, I'm just a cartoon it well, he started actually. Even a few years before that, he had a strip. There was somewhat similar in 1947 called Little folks That first started off. That's kind of how he got, you know his big break. It. Wass? Yes, And that Originally, he you know he like that name better. And then the United Features Syndicate, which distributed the comic strip. Um, there was something else using the term little folks that was relatable enoughto where he little Abner was one of them, You know? Right? And they said, Well, you gotta come up with a new name, and he wanted to call it good old Charlie Brown or something more along those lines, and it was really the business people that came up with the name peanut. Calm because they thought, you know they're all little kids, And that's how they came up with the names and, Ah, a lot of people don't realize my dad actually never liked them. He hated that name. No, I did know that he hated it. And he would say that he would somehow sneak in. No. So the name of the strip in the panels. It would say peanuts, and then he would add featuring good old Charlie Brown. Right? Yeah, yeah, around it a little bit by doing that. We'll debut here at the Chicago Tribune on October 2nd 1915. The rest was history. And you know you fast forward, You know, 15 years to 1965, and we talked about all these Animated specials. And this is what I love about this because these specials Span's so many generations because you know it wasn't Christmas. It wasn't Halloween. It wasn't Easter until you saw the Charlie Brown special, and it's amazing to me because we talk about this all the time. If you missed it, you missed it. There was no TV D There was no DVR ing. There was nothing of that nature once those shows were on You had to be in front of a TV to watch him and everybody did. I remember our own family. We would get together to watch them And now, everybody. There's so many ways to watch anything. You don't have to watch it that one time but Guess. What is amazing to me is the fact that It's still it's still especially the Christmas and Halloween are the ratings are huge. Yeah rating. Lots of opportunities. They seem to air them more than once and you know, And then there's also you know, all the other ways to rewatch them. And it is pretty amazing. I mean, it's even a I think if my dad were around today, he would. He would even be amazed at how how the viewership has, you know, haven't haven't agreed. No, it hasn't eroded it all. No. Absolutely. So Coca Cola approached Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez to produce a holiday special for television. They reached out to your father. And Charlie Brown. Christmas was was formed, and it's really interesting because you think about your father doing this comic strip for 15 years. There were no voices, you know? He was kind of like, you know, when you when you were listening to old time radio thinking about the scenes and what is actually happening visually, you really had to put your own voices to these characters when you When you looked at these and read these comic strips, and now all of a sudden, here you are. You've got to put voices to each of the characters and create a relationship with the viewer. Right. And and the big challenge with that that my dad would always talk about as well as killing Lee is that you find the perfect boy and then they, their voice change grow up. Yes, there is an ongoing process on even even with the recent feature film, the Peanuts movie with my brother and his writing partner. They were very, very Adam at that. Do not use celebrity professional actors for the voices. They may audition just thousands of little kids, but then they had to make sure because the movie took a long time to make, of course. That the kids that they picked that the voice didn't change halfway through right And because they've seen a lot of these specials already, there's there's a type of voice that is associated with all these characters already that you got to kind of connect. Somewhere. Yeah, yeah, definitely throughout the years, every now and then there there may offend some voices and You know, of course, myself, and probably even the fans might have noticed it, even even in myself and my brothers and sisters. You see, someone is like Is that really Charlie Brown like you could really you're absolutely right, really jalopy. It's not only the sound of the voice, but it's kind of The pattern of speech. I think well, and really kids were used. These weren't even professional kids There were like kids from the neighborhood. I think for the Charlie Brown Christmas that really kicked it off is it was normal, everyday kid, so it sounded like You know something you would expect coming from a.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"Lincoln famously suffered from depression long before anybody knew what it was and Wallace spoke about it and said when he was going through a very tough chapter which explained or professionally a Barbara. Walters is taken to task for the fact. Somebody else was writing his questions. He didn't see was his own man. He listen I didn't sleep and I'm taking people some taking too many pills. The Christie was taken for that but he says a deep dark depression in with with great candor. He's telling Morley safer but the fact. I contemplated suicide that had a suicide attempt. I mean I think now thankfully mental illnesses when people can discuss more often and feels to be a safe place. But I don't think that was the case five years ago. I don't think that was ten years. It was a case twenty years ago whenever the Mike Walls was taking place with safer and for him to be that honest about it. I think takes a lot of courage and he's really a guy who was listened. Pugnacious Ignatius difficult. One of the funniest moments only separatists as to. Why is it that you're such a prick sometimes laughing Kinda ym? So I. I think he was a little bit rough around the edges. I'm not necessarily sure he's a guy. Want to hang out with for a week you see him at times criticising his producers as cameraman short temper but I do think that a dinner conversation with them would be amazing because he could tell you a lot of stories and so they've been around the block. Mike Wallace's here. It's my favorite documentary of the year. It's coming up my top ten of the year but Joe I recommend it highly. I thinking enjoy it. I'm definitely going to watch this. I mean listening to you talk about it. Seems like he was the prototype or just so ahead of its time with how news is handled. It'll today how interviews are handled today and your resume of people that is interviewed is seems to be every historic figure in the nineteen sixties seventies. Eighties nineties no doubt. Joe Morgenstern. The Wall Street Journal. Avi Belkin documentary offers fascinating insights into what made it subject tick couple planner tainted stories before we get to our top ten of the year. Quentin Tarantino had some wild ideas for Halloween six which you almost directed say what early in his career who's talking with us at a retrospective Kunia with consequences. Sound talking about directing Halloween. Six taking the reins for both the odd convoluted Halloween. Five the revenge of Michael Myers and his. Don't carefully plotted career making pulp fiction. I was relieved. That scene. Where the man in black's was up right and freeze Mike Myers Tarantino recalled the faceless stranger who arrived at the end of revenge and spring the shape at a jail jail for no explicable reason? It's also worth mentioning. The apparently even the director of how we didn't. Oh the hell the guy inserted into his own film was this is Tino and so the only thing that I had in my mind. It's not fair to who that dude was was like the first two minutes would have been leaving cleef and Michael Ma and the highway on the road and they stop at coffee shops and Shit whenever my Kamara stops kills everybody so like leaving a trail of Bison route sixty six wchs. I mean this is a guy who obviously Dell's and lots of different genres and different. You know gory movies but Tarintino Halloween six. He says he's only going to make one more movie. which may be the star? Trek would be directs. But I think a Horwood Tarantino be awfully special. Don't you I would love to get his like B movie horror take before he goes off and does something else. Sowed Watch this. I wouldn't watch Halloween five but I watch exactly. Ut's version was much better and also how happy trails recipes. Lee Mendelson the producer.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The very early stages of piecing together evidence to determine why a small twin engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Louisiana killing five people at his converts the NTSB is Bruce Landsberg says at this point there's not a lot to go on the avionics equipment on board the aircraft was pretty badly damaged there is no flight data recorder that we know of at this time and works as a low altitude alert was issued to the pilot plane climbed to nine hundred feet the warning came when the airplane descended through seven hundred feet there was no distress call and what we know now preliminary is there was no conversation with the crew Landsberg said investigators will be looking into the pilot's qualifications among other things news and analysis at town hall dot com lebron James is the AP's male athlete of the decade some were burning his Jersey in Cleveland when he left for Miami but after winning two NBA titles he went back to Ohio one another then left for the Lakers James also do great things off the court like open the I promise school in Akron for young kids ages seven eight nine CM the most important thing that we can give them this structure and a sense of they just want someone to feel like they like we care James was a runaway winner in the AP balloting with New England quarterback Tom Brady finishing second I actually out there Lee Mendelson the producer who changed the face of the holidays when he brought a Charlie Brown Christmas the television in nineteen sixty five has died his family says the eighty six year old passed on Christmas day more on these stories at town hall dot com today on the town already with you you.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Hurts their service engine can give you the extent of their barns but but it's it's life threatening one of the victims was thirty year old Carley McCord daughter in law of Ellis you offense of coordinator Steve and finger he's coaching the game today they have not yet found one person missing and presumed dead in the Hawaii tour helicopter crash remains of six people are recovered cause of the crash under investigations A. B. C.'s will Kerr and kawaii at this point authorities do not believe that anybody survive the helicopter set out to see how wise remote majestic views and was supposed to return at sunset but never arrived the crash set off an intense search involving multiple agencies including the Coast Guard they were battling brain fog and poor visibility there are more mass killings in twenty nineteen in the U. S. than any year dating back to at least the seventies according to a database compiled by the Associated Press USA today and Northeastern University you're listening to ABC news and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK a new law passed to protect Californians personal online data will go into effect at the start of the new year but there's a lot of confusion about what businesses need to do to be compliant the idea is to let consumers know when and if a company sells their purse and all data what information they've collected in for the consumer to be able to opt out of the whole system entirely a finalized version of a law isn't expected until sometime next year thousands of Sacramento teenagers will be participating in a series of holiday pop up events around the capital city this weekend among other things this weekend's pop ups give the teens opportunities to go bowling ice skating a play basketball what was initially intended to be a short term response to last year's disturbance at a local mall soon got the backing of the city it's allocating one point three million dollars to continue the effort the producer behind a Charlie Brown Christmas has died Lee Mendelson passing away it is bay area home on Christmas day I'm Joe Michael's very very close and good afternoon to you the ride Klug enough on southbound I. five before the done again safety rest area we have a two vehicle accident at the center divide by condemning Fairfield due to an accident eastbound I. eighty after North Texas street it's a solo vehicle involved block in the two left lanes and sacramental be careful northbound ninety nine a dealer road well a bale of hay blocking the left lane twelve a gun attends every ten minutes mornings and afternoons Steve Ferreira news ninety three point one K. affected this weather out there for the rest your.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The wildfires in Australia who expected to continue temperatures they're rising damaging more the judge trees thousands of koalas along parts of the New South Wales coast feared killed over the past few months as wildfires destroyed more than twelve million acres across the country Australia's environment minister says the fires could have destroyed up to thirty percent of the call as natural habitat which is already been under threat from years of deforestation CO a forest help fight climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce clean oxygen officials say they'll have a better idea of the damage after the fires calm down UT on ABC news now that post Christmas dilemma facing just about all of us what to do with that dried out roll Christmas trees CBS's Wendy Gillette tells us about one possible solution there are a lot of leftover Christmas trees this time of the year what to do with them all they have a solution and Hudson horns farm sanctuary in Tucson Arizona feed them to the goats Robert Perkins volunteers at the sanctuary him up like crazy it's good form it don't take long from data month that parent league Christmas trees have lots of vitamins they also help keep the goats warm a perfect way to extend that Christmas spirit Wendy Gillette CBS news now to Michigan where crews are cleaning up contaminated water from nearby drains after green chemicals who's not on the freeway outside Detroit preliminary test results show no risk to the drinking water supply but is Stephanie Davis tells us former congresswoman ms still not convinced the Michigan department of environment Great Lakes and energy and the US environmental protection agency are expected to release full data from test next week despite the information that drinking water is not at risk Macomb county public works commissioner Candice Miller is worried I don't know who Queen that right out but if they call that a clean up they have got to be kidding that site was not properly cleaned up next week the EPA will begin dozens of soil borings to help determine the extent and levels of contamination test Joe the ground's been saturated with chemicals including cyanide from a narrow close business we Mandelson was the producer who changed the face of the holidays he brought a Charlie Brown Christmas to television back in nineteen sixty five on this Christmas day you Lee Mendelson died at the age of eighty six Mendelson wrote the lyrics to its signature song Christmas time is here his son says he died at his home in California of congestive heart failure after a long struggle with lung.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Floated the idea of issuing Biden a subpoena along with having the whistle blower take the stand Biden says he has no first hand knowledge of anything related to the Senate's impeachment no race as a witness to right I can not in fact Biden's is testifying before the Senate would serve no real purpose other than feeding a media frenzy that would help take the focus of president trump the producer who brought a Charlie Brown Christmas to television in nineteen sixty five and wrote the lyrics to Christmas time is here has died Lee Mendelson died on Christmas stayed at home and away after a battle with cancer Mendelson one twelve he says he wrote the lyrics to the song shows iconic song in about fifteen minutes medicine with eighty six we have a couch in lanes in Sherman oaks on the one on one this is southbound advan eyes Boulevard it's in the middle lane so your drive started a stack up right around the floral five some more stuff in the the middle lanes this is on in west LA on the four oh five north on it will sure it looks like some boxes have traffic jamming up from around Santa Monica Boulevard if you're in Downey on the one oh five west bound at Lakewood Boulevard there's a wreck still block in the middle lanes there it's a heavy crawl from about the six so five of you see anything else on the road let me know in the traffic tip line eight eight eight five hundred five thousand three can't find this guy helps get you there faster I'm Pedro Moreno Hey you know gifts are great now it's time to talk about new year's resolutions so we have here on ninety seven point one wash FM you when I should resolve this year to get better sleep and we can make that happen.
Lee Mendelson dies; brought "Charlie Brown Christmas" to TV
"Who Lee Mendelson the producer who changed the face of the holidays when he brought a Charlie Brown Christmas to the television screen in nineteen sixty five has died on this Christmas day hit eighty six Mendelson wrote the lyrics to its signature song Christmas time is here his son says he died at his home in California of congestive heart failure after a long struggle with lung cancer a Charlie Brown Christmas one in imia Peabody and airs on TV every year Mendelssohn and his team created more than fifty network specials for feature films and many other peanuts projects he also took other comic strips including Garfield and produced a dozen TV specials I'm Julie
"lee mendelson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Pulled out his wife and two children before running back into the burning apartment the father girls were killed a son who is barely clinging to life was airlifted to a hospital LA county health officer has extended a cold weather alert for the antelope valley and the LA county mountains through Wednesday new year's day people without heat in their homes are urged to visit indoor facilities like shopping malls libraries and senior centers a new report shows just how much rent it prices in LA have skyrocketed over the last decade the study from the listing service Rick cafe shows the average written LA is about twenty five hundred dollars a month that's a sixty five percent increase since two thousand ten and nearly double the national average of thirty six percent the average written the west side neighborhood of west what is about forty nine hundred a month which is the highest rate in the state the report also found family incomes can't keep up a new law takes effect in California January first that will cap annual rental increases at five percent plus inflation and require just calls for a vacation Layla Mohammed KFI news the producer who brought a Charlie Brown Christmas to television in nineteen sixty five and wrote the lyrics to the Christmas time is here song has died Lee Mendelson died on Christmas day it is home in LA after a battle with cancer Mendelson one twelve NBC said he wrote the lyrics to the show's iconic song in about fifteen minutes the medicine was eighty six fashion Valencia on the five this is southbound at rye canyon it's blocking the left lane so you're seeing a busy drive from about.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on AP News
"Mendelson wrote the lyrics to its signature song Christmas time is here his son says he died at his home in California of congestive heart failure after a long struggle with lung cancer a Charlie Brown Christmas one enemy of Peabody and airs on TV every year Mendelssohn and his team created more than 50 network specials for feature films and many other peanuts projects he also took other comic strips including Garfield and produced a dozen TV specials I'm Julie Walker
Lee Mendelson dies; brought "Charlie Brown Christmas" to TV
"Mendelson wrote the lyrics to its signature song Christmas time is here his son says he died at his home in California of congestive heart failure after a long struggle with lung cancer a Charlie Brown Christmas one enemy of Peabody and airs on TV every year Mendelssohn and his team created more than fifty network specials for feature films and many other peanuts projects he also took other comic strips including Garfield and produced a dozen TV specials I'm Julie Walker
"lee mendelson" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Winter storm warnings are posted in parts of the upper Midwest as the powerful system that pounded southern California targets the Dakotas as it moves off towards the north that's reversing colder air that's what was the the so some spots maybe six to ten inches or so trust parts of the Dakotas and very windy box meteorologist Rick rank mute cities like Madison Wisconsin and Chicago should be warm enough to receive mostly rain scorching temperatures are hampering the fire fight in southeast Australia where coal Wallace are said to be perishing by the thousands many rescued koalas are suffering from burns and dehydration the Australian broadcasting company posting a video of a cool wall of that walked up to a group of bicyclists looking for water cyclist Anna Hughes or giving the little guy all she had the region also suffering from summer heat and triple digit temperatures boxes jail NATO the fires have destroyed more than twelve million acres of land inappropriate touching by tourists that's the allegation at the most magical place on earth three Disney world cast members say park visitors groped in even injured them while they interacted with them in costume one woman who performs in a Mickey Mouse costume says one tourist patted the costume's head so hard it injured her neck other employees dressed as many mouse and Donald Duck say they were grabbed by tourists these incidents come after a fifty one year old man was arrested in November for groping a performer dressed as a Disney princess a Disney spokeswoman says they encourage the workers to come forward and they should be able to feel safe at work and then brown fox news the man who brought a Charlie Brown Christmas to television has died producer Lee Mendelson passed away on Christmas day after a long battle with cancer he was eighty six im camp who sell this is fox.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"One we should be angry at so when we come back we're going to put an end to that debate Michael close with the news the popular post holiday travel routes got blocked for hours because of the snowstorm that left the antelope valley dusted with snow Angie Alvarez and her family had to get to a hotel room last night north of the grapevine it didn't disrupt the holiday but we're not going to visit family in southern California on our way to Mexico where it's a nice seventy five degrees the fifteen through the cone bass is also close overnight but it's open again ski slopes at well mostly skis lives in southern California reporting a one and a half to three feet of snow this report box by cutting dental group Disneyland had temporarily shut its gates in Anaheim after reaching full capacity the theme park closed its doors just before noon today a fewer than four hours after it opened late comers were diverted to Disney's California adventure until later in the day Disneyland can hold about seventy five thousand visitors at a time a holiday week between Christmas and new year's is typically one of the busiest of the year for both of these these local theme parks well probably all over the country to a day care owner in Colorado springs has been arrested for child abuse for allegedly hiding children in our basement the fifty eight year old was licensed to care for as many as six kids but the day care was shut down last month when cops found more than two dozen kids and to adults behind a false wall the children all younger than three were sweaty and dirty diapers police said the woman alighted telling them there weren't any children inside the house and claim there was no basements this is horrible the producer behind a Charlie Brown Christmas has died in the bay area Lee Mendelson passed away at his home on Christmas day although that's pretty appropriate Wallace family celebrated the holiday the eighty six year old produced the classic Charlie Brown TV special in nineteen sixty five they went on to help create dozens of other iconic shows Lee Mendelson was eighty six from the southern California Toyota dealers traffic center we make it easy as a crash in Inglewood it's on the southbound side of four or five this could be right past the one oh five crashes the car pulled to leveling shut down right now traffic is stopped coming within Santa Monica Boulevard bellflower.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on The Industry
"Charlie Brown Christmas has his heir to every year on network television since it first debuted over fifty years ago up until the year two thousand it was on. CBS and since then as of two thousand eighteen eighteen it's been airing on ABC that it's a traditional holiday. Classic is really odd. If you think about it. Charlie Brown spins most of the special being depressed and complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. There's no action and not only. Is there no Santa to be found instead. You get a climax consisting of a Bible verse being read on paper it sounds like a disaster and while it was a hit when it first aired in December of nineteen sixty five back in January of nineteen sixty five. No one was even mildly interested in making a peanuts special. So how did it happen. A Charlie around Christmas came to be mealy because of three men. I there was Charles Schulz creator of peanuts. WHO started his comic Strip career in nineteen forty seven when he was just just twenty four years old? He had a weekly one panel comic printed in his local newspaper. The Saint Paul Pioneer Press. That's trip was called Li'l folks a comic that that would eventually morph into peanuts when it was syndicated in one thousand nine hundred fifty it was the syndicator by the way that came up with the name peanuts since there was already a copyright Out on a previous trip called little folks. Peanuts was thought of due to the peanut gallery from the howdy. doody show which was the name used to refer to the children in the audience peanuts creator. Charles Schulz actually hated the name peanuts. It's a degrading title. Peanuts is not a very pleasant word in itself and I think I draw draw strip which is reasonably dignified and I needed dignified name I was lied to I think by the syndicate that said you can't copyright a name like Charlie Brown so all try not to use it too much that was Schultz. Nineteen ninety seven by the way throughout the nineteen fifties peanuts. I mean Charlie Brown began to get popular and in Nineteen fifty-nine. The First Charlie Brown animation was made a series of commercials for the Ford Motor Company starring. The Charlie Brown gang began airing on the Tennessee. Ernie Ford show now from Popular Comic Strip. Charlie Brown and he's yeah. I got an idea for you Charlie Brown. Why don't you advertise on your car and sell it to the people at Ford? You could rive four announced on sports economy twin then fly type where everyone would come to everyone in the world would know about economy because they would be it on in years there will be. What were you flown? Those things all those commercials. Marshals are really nothing to write home about what makes him significant in. Our story is that it was the first time that comic strip creator. Charles Schulz would work with animator bill Melendez Glenda's. He's the second of our three men responsible for a Charlie Brown. Christmas Melendez was a Mexican board animator. Who had been in the industry for years and by the time time he hooked up with Salts Melendez had worked for Disney? He'd been an animator Disney classics like Bambi. Pinocchio and Fantasia and had spent ten years at Warner Brothers Brothers animating for looney tunes Merrie Melodies Schultz liked Melendez works so much that the next time an animation project came up immediately pushed for Melendez to to get the job and that next animation project well known was not a Charlie Brown Christmas producer. Lee Mendelson that's our third and final man. Who made a Charlie Brown Christmas happen? He was making a thirty minute. Documentary about Charles. Schulz was called a boy named Charlie Brown and this was nineteen sixty three in the dock. mendelssohn wanted to have two minutes of brand new animation. This is where Scholz pushed for animator bill Melendez to get the job which he did. And Even uh-huh Peanuts Charlie Brown and snoopy were household names and the comic strip was syndicated in newspapers. All over the country and we now had our Trifecta of Schultz Melendez MELENDEZ and mendelssohn altogether. No one was interested. In this documentary every network passed on it it never sold and it never aired so by the beginning of nineteen sixty five. The idea of Charlie Brown anything other than a comic strip in a Ford commercial wasn't likely going to happen. Things change in a hurry when the April ninth nineteen sixty five issue of Time magazine hit the stands the cover story the world's according to peanuts. Yes indeed Charlie Brown had made the cover. The time cover caught the attention of soft drink giant coca-cola. They were looking for a holiday special to sponsor her and Charlie Brown and company seemed like a great fit when Mendelssohn. I got the call regarding Coca Cola's interest. He initially thought it was about his trial. Schultz documentary injury. It wasn't they wanted something else. A thirty minute animated special. The call came in on a Wednesday and coca-cola wanted an outline for the special official by Monday. When that Monday rolled around Shelton Mendelssohn had a rough outline that consisted of a school play some winter scenes and and a Bible verse being Red Mendelssohn wanted to reuse the jazz score? He had for his Charles Shulz documentary. which was done by Vince? Gherardi all all of these things by the way would end up in the final product. coca-cola liked what they heard and agreed to sponsor it in. CBS broadcast it but they wanted it done and on on the air in time for Christmas of that year the only problem was the only had about six months to get everything finished that six months to do. The thirteen thousand drawings joins needed to make twenty two minutes of animation. Bill Melendez was brought in to do the animation and the trio got to work. Salt was full of ideas and had a number of things he unwanted in this special. He wanted that Bible verse. Read about the true meaning of Christmas. And you wanted to have actual kids doing the voices instead had a voice actors when the special was finished in. CBS Took a look at what they had. They had the following issues. They hated the jazz score. They hated the use of child actors. CBS also hated. That no laugh track was used not that animated shows need laugh tracks but at the time in both the flintstones and the jetsons were primetime show was on air and using them and most of all that Bible verse reading had to go basically really all of the things that Schultz wanted in. There was what the network didn't like and CBS wasn't alone Mendelson Melendez also didn't have confidence in the special. They had made after viewing it for the first time Melendez told Mendelssohn. I think we've ruined Charlie Brown. It was slow it was flat. It was melancholy colleague. They even try to convince Schultz to drop the Bible verse but Schultz wouldn't hear of it. I can remember talking a Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and I think the key to it was that we sat there trying to put together this show and I said you know the more we think about it. We cannot do this show without including the famous passage aged from Saint Luke and that had never been done before he that no one would ever put biblical passages in an animated show and we did it and of course when linus walks out onto the stage lights please. There were than there were shepherds on the field. That was the highlight of the show. The show was finished just ten days before it aired. CBS hated it. coca-cola hated it. The legend goes that since it was finished only ten days before airing and advertising had already been running it was the only reason the network didn't cancel it then on December ninth nineteen sixty five. Charlie Brown Christmas made its television debut. You know time wintertime. Christmas time the time of Sugar Plums Santa Claus and last those lovable lovable children from peace and joy a Charlie Brown Christmas.
"lee mendelson" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Presents or Christmas cards. I like to get those things right? Whatever every year he has to start off never getting those things, and we have to watch turmoil. As he is just wanting somebody to show them. What Christmas really love some love offer specs. I mean, he needs to learn. Yourself. Yeah. Eight year old for fifty years. He needs to learn to love them first. And they get from other people. Right. Yeah. But this movie as they put it. Hey, everyone else give me stuff and love me. True. Who I am? And I'm not gonna put any effort into. That's how you live America. But you know, what? No who's providing that message other than Charles Shulz. We all know peanuts. Charles Scholtz, Snoopy, Woodstock all of them. Everyone knows that. This is the one that blew me away. The director the director of this. I do not well for some you deep cut animator people. You might know who it is. The director is a man named Bill Melendez with his sweet mustache now. Here's having about. Here's thing for me, though. He's from Mexico. Was he's he's Mexican. He he was educated in Arizona, though. Like, but he's like peer Mexican his real name. If you want to get technical is not Bill Melendez. It's okay. Get out here internet Jose while them woke Melendez. Okay. That's like an Aztec Dame while them look anytime. Click click in there. He can't do that. Well them. Yeah. He can't you can't just leave as twin mock. So I guess you're right. A little bit of a quick and they're looking mustache. No. I love that. He seems so happy. So unlike his work on that's the thing. I mean like Charles wrote this still the brooding of Charles Shulz this guy right here. Not only did he animate every single one of those specials helped animate directed almost all of them. So this guy shell was like, I only trust this guy. This is the only guy wants a direct any of my Krista, the streets DVD straight to home video ones. The later ones even the full lace series of all four of them. Waiting. Charlie brown. Snoopy come home race for your life. Charlie Brown and Bon voyage, Charlie Brown. He directed all. And so here, though, the most interesting thing is that he was the voice for Snoopy and Woodstock because Charles soldiers like I'm not going to have anybody speaking English through the mouth of my dog. So what they did is they had him very happily shout into the Mike, and they would just muddle it up and making gibbering so in my head that's cool Snoopy and Woodstock Mexican in my head cannon. That's the shit. Right. That makes me love Snoopy that much more. But the thing about is. I mean, this was a crack team of three guys that made these programs these specials on the far left. You have Lee Mendelson who is the executive producer who funded everything in the middle of Charles Scholtz and Bill Melendez on the far, right? And this is their EMMY for best daytime special sixty six Emmys, so this was a big deal back. Then I mean, this made this is a ward winning special and obviously. Been legendary special has been on for every single year since then it's been amazing house Madge to just exist in the cultural zeitgeist for so many decades for myself. I was exposed to peanuts and chocolate Brown a very very early age funny enough. I went I went to Catholic school like kindergarten. And they they shove these specials donor throats all the time. I was like, okay because messaging thing right? So I always wanted appreciation for right? And that was the thing that kind of threw me off. We'll get into it. When when we get to these guys they made a lot of movies together a lot of classes together. And but this one was there, I go at it, essentially, and it is a hell of a story, man. But here's the thing. I'll admit people are like man, how the hell of not seeing Charlie Brown. And I think I went into it when we did Rudolph the other week the other week, I should say..
"lee mendelson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Brain for some reason. And that is the by the way, it's wild card Wednesday has if you can't tell Kurt wins gets you requested now any ours any song anything three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred three or one area code with the cool McColl intro explained. Dan. Is there a little explanation to the clip that you played because that is that was buried somewhere deep in the gray matter of my skull. Cool cool. See here. Cool McColl a spoof of JAMES BOND. Nab the bad guys. In this cartoon by the creator of Batman, the half hour was rounded out with cools. Father. Hear him a cool and comedy caps in their bumbling pursuit of criminals. Yeah. Yeah. I kind of vaguely remember watching that. I just had forgotten about the details. That's that's that's a theme that there it soon as it happened. I was like, wait a minute. I don't necessarily remember exactly where I've heard this before. But I certainly know it. Cool cool. Wow. All right. Dan was not your nickname in high school. Yes. No it cool. Mccoll? If it wasn't it is at the station is right. Thank you very much. Just cool is producing the show. Cool. Cool. All right dapper dresser this cool, Nicole. Well, if he's doing JAMES BOND thing, I guess he's got to be a dapper dresser. Right. Yeah. Okay. All right. We have been talking about the Charlie Brown thanksgiving special. And before the break, we were talking about how this is the first peanuts special that features in adult voice. And that adult voice is heard singing in the song, little birdie. And it's a song about Woodstock that. Vince Gorell Garelli who is the incredible composer who did the really iconic and beautiful and awesome music for the Charlie Brown specials. He ended up singing. And he said he had a new song that he wanted to sing about Woodstock. And that would have been for the for the thanksgiving show and Lee Mendelson who is the producer who worked on all the the the specials was like, I don't know. But then he heard it and he liked it now. So this is from the Charlie Brown thanksgiving special, which we're talking about now. And again, if you want to jump in with any of this, it's three one two nine eight one seventy one hundred this is little birdie about Woodstock with Vince Gorell de singing..
"lee mendelson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"So we are in danger. It right out of the gate. We get a TV theme song. Card wednesday. Any artist any song anything wildcard Wednesday get him in now three one two nine eight one seven two hundred Glenn requesting the mighty mouse theme. But I don't think of mighty mouse. When I hear that. I think of Andy Kaufman. There you go. So welcome back everybody Nick Gilio here in the AllState skyline studio and so the Charlie Brown thanksgiving special. Has it? Aired yet you probably doesn't air till next week. Right. I have not seen that it has aired. Yeah. So I am pretty sure it will air next week. So the Charlie Brown special. We have some facts about it. It's the first peanuts special to feature an adult voice, we all know the trombone want why why why why Charlie Brown Charlie Brown's teacher. That that that's the Charlie Brown teacher that she makes when speaking peanuts special, but a Charlie Brown thanksgiving, which was released in one thousand nine seventy three made history as the first peanuts special to feature a real live human adult voice. It's not a speaking voice is heard in the song, little birdie. Oh, well, that's still, you know. I guess it's just part of you should should the song have gone. Wa wa wa wa wa wa. We've had a few well car Wednesday requests that have sounded like that. Oh, yeah. It's still early to. It wasn't just any adult who lent his voice to the special being the first adult to lend his or her voice to a peanuts special was kind of a big deal. It is a big deal. So it makes sense that that honor was bestowed on not just any old singer or any voice actor the song was performed by composer composer. Vince Gherardi whose memorable compositions have become synonymous with Charlie Brown and the rest of his gang. That's correct waited pronounce the name right Garelli. I believe so. Yeah. Vince garelli? Garelli was one of the main reasons are shows got off to such a great start Lee Mendelson, the EMMY winning producer who worked on many of peanuts specials, including a Charlie Brown. Thanksgiving wrote for the hunting often post in two thousand thirteen here's Linus and Lucy introduced in Charlie Brown Christmas, set the bar for the first sixteen shows for which he created all the music for thanksgiving show. He told me he wanted to sing a new song that he'd written for Woodstock. I agreed with much trepidation as I had never heard him. Sing a note. But his singing of little birdy became a hit. I don't think I remember that song. And of course, it's about Woodstock. You know, I'm not a big. I'm not a big Christmas music guy. Dan, as you know. But the the music from the Charlie Brown Christmas special is fantastic. It's it's it's. It's it's beautiful. And it's you know, I I don't get into the Christmas spirit till usually Christmas Eve around eleven pm. And then I'm done Christmas day around three, but right around that, you know, that late at night on Christmas Eve, you know, like just hanging out. That's a beautiful time to listen to that to that record to the Gorell music from from the Christmas special. Absolutely. I know we have a break, but I found it. So we'll play it after this. Okay. She found little birdie. Okay..