The Addams Family (1992 TV series)
|The Addams Family|
On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 12, 1992—November 6, 1993|
|Run time:||22 minutes|
|Executive producer(s):||David Kirshchner|
|Music composed by:||Guy Moon|
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The Addams Family is an American animated comedy-horror TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC's Saturday morning line-up. It ran from 1992 to 1993, airing 21 episodes. It is based on Charles Addams's single-panel comic in The New Yorker, and the success of the live-action film The Addams Family in 1991. This was the second animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera, after the 1973 version of the same name.
Unlike Hanna-Barbera's first attempt, which had the Addamses on a cross country road trip across America, this incarnation was a lot more faithful by having them situated in their mansion in a fixed setting, in the newly created and unlikely suburban community of Happydale Heights. This series was also somewhat darker in comparison, due to the highly well-received aforementioned live-action film.
This incarnation gained some recognition with action figures, episodes adapted into books, and a Nintendo video game.
John Astin, who played Gomez in the 1960s live-action Addams Family TV series, reprised his role for this cartoon adaptation; Astin had also previously provided the voice of Gomez in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
The theme song was performed by Vic Mizzy. The score was composed by Guy Moon for the first season, who then provided additional music for the next season, while Matt Muhoberac and John Zuker took the job as primary composers.
- John Astin as Gomez Addams
- Nancy Linari as Morticia Addams
- Debi Derryberry as Wednesday Addams
- Jeannie Elias as Puglsey Addams
- Rip Taylor as Uncle Fester
- Carol Channing as Granny Frump
- Jim Cummings as Lurch
- Pat Fraley as Cousin Itt