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Development[ edit ] By the early s, Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts had become a sensation worldwide. Schulz, an avid baseball fan, recognized Mendelson from his documentary on ballplayer Willie MaysA Man Named Mays, and invited him to his home in Sebastopol, Californiato discuss the project.
Mendelson wanted to feature roughly "one or two" minutes of animation, and Schulz suggested animator Bill Melendez, with whom he collaborated some years before on a spot for the Ford Motor Company.
Mendelson assured him — without complete confidence in his statements — that this would be no problem. Following this, A Charlie Brown Christmas entered production. His goal for the special was to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Schulz's main goal for a Peanuts-based Christmas special was to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Schulz's faith in the Bible stemmed from his Midwest background and religious and historical studies;  as such, aspects of religion would be a topic of study throughout his life.
His storyboard contained six panels for each shot, spanning a combined eighty or-so pages. Later specials would introduce an offscreen teacher; her lines are eschewed for the sound of a trombone as the team behind the specials found it humorous.
Casting for Charlie Brown proved most difficult, as it required both good acting skills but also the ability to appear nonchalant. Too young to read, the producers had to give her one line at a time to recite. Nevertheless, the recording of A Charlie Brown Christmas was completed in one day.
Mendelson had no idea whether or not completing a half-hour's worth of animation would be possible given the production's six-month schedule, but Melendez confirmed its feasibility.
There are 13, drawings in the special, with 12 frames per second to create the illusion of movement. The character of Snoopy, however, proved the exception to the rule.
The jazz portions were created by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. The Herald Angels Sing". They often ran late into the night, resulting in angry parents, some who forbade their children from returning; consequently, numerous new children were present at each session.
Mendelson and Guaraldi disagreed, desiring the "kids to sound like kids"; they used a slightly off-key version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" in the final cut. In addition, the children recorded dialogue for the special's final scene, in which the crowd of kids shout "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!
Guaraldi brought in bassist Fred Marshall and drummer Jerry Granelli to record the music, and spent time later re-recording earlier tracks, including covers of "The Christmas Song" and "Greensleeves.
Firth and Distil are noted as performers on a studio-session report Guaraldi filed for the American Federation of Musicians. Melendez first saw the completed animation at a showing in a theater in the days before its premiere, turning to his crew of animators and remarking, "My golly, we've killed it.
Their complaints included the show's slow pace, the music not fitting, and the animation too simple.
The Hollywood Reporter deemed the show "delightfully novel and amusing," while the Weekly Variety dubbed it "fascinating and haunting. The original broadcasts included references to the sponsor, Coca-Cola.
Later subsequent broadcasts of the special also had some scenes, animation, including sound effects being redone for correction. Snoopy's dog bowl was given a new color, Charlie Brown no longer looked off-model in Lucy's psychiatric booth, new animation was placed in scenes where Charlie Brown was giving directions at the auditorium, the hearts when Sally gets enamored in Linus were redone, and Snoopy no longer sings like a human in the final carol.
This documentary has been released as a special feature on the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the special.
In subsequent years, to allow the special in an hour timeslot to be broadcast uncut for time, the animated vignette collection, Charlie Brown's Christmas Talesis broadcast in the remaining time for that hour.
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