The Addams Family (cartoon)


The Addams Family (cartoon) Information

The Addams Family is an animated adaptation of the Charles Addams cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1973. Many of the original actor's from the 1960"s television series returned in voice-over roles.

Development

Scooby-Doo appearance

The Addams Family's first animated appearance was on the third episode of Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Scooby-Doo Meets the Addams Family" (a.k.a. "Wednesday is Missing"), which first aired on CBS Saturday morning on September 23, 1972. John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy provided the voices for their respective Addams Family characters for the episode, which involved the Addams Family in a mystery with the Scooby-Doo gang. The Addams Family characters were drawn to the specifications of the original Charles Addams comics. After the episode aired, fans wanted more animated adventures featuring the Addamses, and Hanna-Barbera responded in kind.

The Addams Family get their own show

The first animated series ran on Saturday mornings from 1973"1975 on NBC. In a departure from the original series, this series took the Addamses on the road in a Victorian-style RV. This series followed the relationships of the original Addams cartoons in that Fester is Gomez' brother, and Grandmama is Morticia's mother. Many cast members from the original series and the Scooby-Doo episode reprise their roles in the series, with the exceptions of Astin and Jones. The show also introduces the Addams Family's animal companions Ali the Alligator and Ocho the Octopus.

The theme music was mostly different, except for the four-noted tune from the live-action series.

Episode list

No. Title Original air date

Cast

  • Ted Cassidy - Lurch
  • Jackie Coogan - Uncle Fester
  • Jodie Foster - Pugsley Adams
  • Pat Harrington, Jr. -
  • Cindy Henderson - Wednesday Addams
  • Bob Holt -
  • Don Messick -
  • John Stephenson - Cousin Itt
  • Herb Vigran -
  • Janet Waldo - Morticia Addams, Grandmama
  • Lennie Weinrib - Gomez Addams

Gold Key Comics series

Gold Key Comics published a 3-issue The Addams Family comic book series between October 1974 and April 1975, boasting stories adapted from episodes of the animated series.

DVD release

On October 19, 2010, Warner Archive released The Addams Family: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna"Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.

Broadcast history

Telecast: NBC Saturday Morning September 8, 1973 - August 30, 1975
Sept. - Dec. 1973, NBC Saturday 9:00-9:30 AM (EDT)
Jan. - Aug. 1974, NBC Saturday 8:30-9:00 AM (EDT)
Sept. 1974 - Aug. 1975, NBC Saturday 8:00-8:30 AM (EDT)

See also




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