Comic Riffs: Lee Mendelson


Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 11/28/2012

‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ 2012: The gospel truth behind how tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ special became a beloved holiday classic

The gospel truth behind how tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ special on ABC became a beloved holiday classic.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, a charlie brown christmas, charles schulz, jean schulz, lee mendelson, bill melendez, vince guaraldi, abc, mike peters, michael chabon

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 10/31/2012

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Peanuts’ Halloween Special tonight

7 Things You Don’t Know about tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ Halloween special.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:27 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, great pumpkin, charles schulz, bill melendez, lee mendelson

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: The gospel truth behind how a humble ‘Peanuts’ holiday classic defied the odds

As the warm holiday classic airs Monday night, those close to the “Peanuts” production recall how a perennial classic came to be.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charlie brown christmas, peanuts, lee mendelson, charles schulz, bill melendez, jean schulz, peter robbins, michael chabon, mike peters

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/27/2011

‘IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN’: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Tonight’s ‘Peanuts’ Special

As the holiday TV classic airs, we share “Seven Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Peanuts’ Special.”

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peanuts, great pumpkin, charlie brown, lee mendelson, charles schulz, bill melendez, peter robbins, charlie brown Christmas

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2010

'PEANUTS' TURNS 60: Smithsonian pays tribute this weekend with portrait unveiling & Family Day

(1966 Peanuts LLC) When I met Charles Schulz in 1998, there was already much talk about how to tout the golden anniversary of his beloved "Peanuts" in 2000. If possible, tomorrow's 60th anniversary of the comic's launch has the...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Strip | Tags:  Charles M. Schulz, Jean Schulz, Lee Mendelson, Peanuts