Peanuts Animated for First Time

If you picked up the latest Peanuts tome, The Complete Peanuts 1963 to 1964, from Fantagraphics.  You read the introduction by Bill Melendez, animator of all the Peanuts TV specials and how the Ford Falcon commercial which was the launch and the first meeting between Bill and Charles Schulz and what promised to be a success story for both. This commercial was what got the ball rolling for the Charlie Brown Christmas special.