Børge on Charlie Brown
William Littlejohn animated Lucy and Snoopy for Melendez on the PEANUTS series and recounted:
"At one time Charles Schultz (the author of the comic strip) complained: "You guys make a mistake when you animate Charlie Brown. You change the placement of his nose when his head turns from profile to front view!"
"No Charlie...the change is YOURS!"
"Ah...come on fellers, I know my own characters!"
They invited him down to the studio, set him up in the attic at a lightbox and said: "Draw a Charlie Brown in profile and one where he looks into the camera. Then draw three stages in between the two where his head turns."
At 7 o'clock that evening, when everybody was having beers and playing pool, a tired Schulz came down the stairs, jacket slung over the shoulder. He stopped briefly to say: "OK, you guys. You win..."