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8 September 1973 (USA) See more »
The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 13)
Lennie Weinrib ... Gomez Addams (7 episodes, 1973)

Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Fester (6 episodes, 1973)

Janet Waldo ... Morticia Addams / ... (5 episodes, 1973)

Ted Cassidy ... Lurch (3 episodes, 1973)

Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (13 episodes, 1973)
Series Writing credits
Charles Addams (unknown episodes)
Bud Atkinson (unknown episodes)
Dick Conway (unknown episodes)
David Levy (unknown episodes)
Jack Mendelsohn (unknown episodes)
William Raynor (unknown episodes)
Gene Thompson (unknown episodes)
Myles Wilder (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 1973)
William Hanna .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 1973)

Maurice Pooley .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Sommer .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Iwao Takamoto .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... special makeup effects artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Production Management
Dennis Gardiner .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jim Carmichael .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
Fred Crippen .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
Carl Fallberg .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
Jan Green .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
David Hanan .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
Don Sheppard .... story director (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Animation Department
Terence Harrison .... unit director (1 episode, 1973)
Arthur Humberstone .... unit director (1 episode, 1973)
Mike Salter .... unit director (1 episode, 1973)

Joan Case .... animator (unknown episodes, 1973)
John Dick .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Fernando Montealegre .... background stylist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Enrique Arnau .... animator (unknown episodes)
Tom Bailey .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Tom Barling .... animator (unknown episodes)
Geoff Chennell .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Chris Collingwood .... background artist (unknown episodes)
John Cooper .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Mel Danser .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Bryan Foster .... animator (unknown episodes)
Caird Green .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Marlene Robinson May .... animator (unknown episodes)
Mike Murphy .... animator (unknown episodes)
Janet Nunn .... animator (unknown episodes)
Jim Pabian .... animation supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jane Penning .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Ted Pettengell .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Mike Pocock .... animator (unknown episodes)
Alma Sachs .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Peter Sachs .... animator (unknown episodes)
Lew Saw .... animator (unknown episodes)
Alan Simpson .... animator (unknown episodes)
Graeme Stubbings .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marie Szmichowska .... animator (unknown episodes)
Takashi .... character designer (unknown episodes)
David Thwaytes .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Carl Urbano .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Jim Waddell .... animator (unknown episodes)
Sally Walls .... trace and paint supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rosemary Welch .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Mel Roberts .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Wally Burr .... dialogue director (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
UK:30 min (37 episodes) | USA:30 min (16 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Ted Cassidy (Lurch), Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley), and Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester) were the only original series cast members to reprise their roles for the animated series.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Such an enjoyable show from my childhood, 21 December 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Hanna Barbera have been responsible for some of my favourite cartoons, primarily The Flintstones, Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo Where Are You? The Addams Family was another childhood favourite, and I still enjoy it to this day, if not as much as the mentioned titles.

The animation is not amazing I will admit, with some backgrounds lacking finesse and fluidity and some of the character designs particularly with the eyes looked at times static and unfinished. I will say though, I did like the atmospheric colours.

But the music is great, with one of the coolest intros of any Hanna Barbera show and incidental music that never feels too gimmicky. The story lines, stemming from a great concept, are lively and fun if a tad on the predictable side, and the characters are still wonderful, my favourites being Fester and Gomez, though Morticia is very sexy.

Of the voice cast, which is all rock-solid from all involved, Jackie Coogan stands out as Fester, he puts such enthusiasm into the role without over-doing it too much. But what made me love The Addams Family the most was the writing. There are some truly hilarious jokes that are never too sophisticated or childish, instead it is all very witty.

All in all, very enjoyable. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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