A Charlie Brown Christmas first brought the Peanuts comic strip into the hearts of television viewers in 1965, Peanuts animated movies and specials have delighted viewers of all ages. In The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation, art historian Charles Solomon relates a rich, decades-long history based on dozens of interviews with former and current Peanuts directors, animators, voice talent, and layout artists, as well as numerous top animators and artists working today who were inspired by the specials throughout their lives. With an insightful foreword from former Peanuts animation executive producer, Lee Mendelson, this volume goes behind the scenes of all forty-five animated shows, plus the feature films and MetLIfe commercials, detailing the creative vision of Charles M. Schulz and the rich artistry invested in Peanuts animation". - excerpt from jacket. Hardcover, 160 pages"> Book, The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation - Charles M. Schulz Museum Store Site