The Addams Family: The Animated Series

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  • TV-Y
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (2,672)

The Addams Family: The Animated Series from Warner Bros. is a cartoon adaptation of the iconic live-action television show and comic strip of the same name. This animated version aired from 1992 until 1993 and featured the voices of the original Gomez Addams, John Astin, as well as some other new voice actors, like Nancy Linari as Morticia and Debi Derryberry as Wednesday.

The show follows the same beloved characters as the live-action series and the comic strip, focusing on the creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky Addams family as they go about their daily lives in their eerie mansion. The characters, including Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, and Thing, are all portrayed as exaggerated versions of themselves, with each character's quirks and eccentricities played up for laughs.

The Addams Family: The Animated Series often features the same kinds of spooky and macabre storylines as the live-action series, like supernatural visitors coming to their doorstep, peculiar Addams family traditions and rituals, and battles with rival families like the obnoxiously upbeat and cheerful Normanmeyers. However, because it's an animated series, the show is able to take on even weirder and more outlandish adventures, like traveling to other planets, time-traveling, and getting sucked into alternate dimensions.

Despite being a cartoon, The Addams Family: The Animated Series doesn't shy away from darker themes, and the humor is often centered around the bizarre and gory. The show is aimed at children, but it's not afraid to be scary, unsettling, or just plain weird. It's a show that's not afraid to remind viewers that things that go bump in the night can be just as delightful as they are terrifying.

The tone of the show is often lighthearted, with plenty of silly jokes and puns, but it's also got a healthy dose of black humor and satire. The Addams Family: The Animated Series pokes fun at things like conformity, capitalism, and social norms. Like the live-action show and comic strip before it, the animated series is often seen as a satire of the idealized, picture-perfect families that were popular in mainstream media during the 1960s and beyond. The Addams family is the opposite of those families, but they're not presented as evil or malevolent. They're the heroes of the story, and they're often more loving, caring, and loyal to one another than any of the "normal" families they encounter.

The animation style of The Addams Family: The Animated Series is reminiscent of other cartoon shows from the early 1990s. The characters are drawn in a deliberately exaggerated fashion, with elongated limbs, big eyes, and over-the-top expressions. However, the animation isn't as fluid as some other shows from the era, and the movement can sometimes feel stilted or jerky. This is likely due to budget constraints or a tight production schedule.

Despite the occasionally choppy animation, The Addams Family: The Animated Series is beloved by many fans of the Addams family franchise. It's considered to be a faithful adaptation of the original material, and the voice acting is often praised as being spot-on. John Astin, in particular, is seen as the definitive Gomez Addams, and his presence in the animated series undoubtedly added to its appeal for older fans of the franchise.

In summary, The Addams Family: The Animated Series is a spooky, silly, and satirical cartoon adaptation of the iconic franchise. It's aimed at children, but it's not afraid to be unsettling or macabre. The humor is a mix of puns, black comedy, and satire, and the animation style is exaggerated and stylized. Despite some flaws in the animation, the series is beloved by fans of the franchise and is seen as a faithful adaptation of the original material.

The Addams Family: The Animated Series is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on October 24, 2011.

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Seasons
The Addams Family at the Kentucky Derby
16. The Addams Family at the Kentucky Derby
October 24, 2011
Pugsley wants a horse for his birthday, so the Addams Family goes to Kentucky to buy one. The Addams choose a worn out old nag called Bones, but Granny's cooking does him so much good that he becomes a fast runner again and, ridden by Pugsley, wins the famous Kentucky Derby!
The Addams Family Goes West
15. The Addams Family Goes West
October 24, 2011
Following the trail of the great pioneers, the Addams Family travels to the wide open spaces of the West, and the Adams find themselves outsmarting such characters as Wyatt Burp, Silly the Kid and Bad Mouth Ben.
The Roller Derby Story
14. The Roller Derby Story
October 24, 2011
Wednesday Addams chooses to visit the Roller Derby for her birthday celebration, and the Addams soon find themselves involved in the bitter rivalry between the Angels and the Demons, with the result that the Addams decide to play for the Angels. A gruesome battle of Demons versus Addams ensues!
The Voodoo Story
13. The Voodoo Story
October 24, 2011
Madam Hoodoo finds that all her curses and spells fail to frighten the Addams Family, and things go from bad to worse for her when her love potion backfires and Granny puts a blessing on her! Madam Hoodoo decides to go back to Haiti for advanced Voodoo lessons.
The Addams Family at Sea
12. The Addams Family at Sea
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family members take their first ocean voyage, but the sight of Ali in the swimming pool scares all the other passengers so much that they jump overboard. The crooked Lefty and Joe promptly steal all the valuables aboard, but the Addams are soon in hot pursuit of the thieves as they try to get away in a speedboat.
The Circus Story
11. The Circus Story
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family visits a circus, but the family members find that it is "The Worst Show on Earth." They decide to help when Honest John tells them of his troubles. By the time they leave, it has become just about the best show on earth.
Ghost Town
10. Ghost Town
October 24, 2011
Spooks are scaring everyone away from the Old Prospector's land, and they try to scare off the Addams Family as well when the family arrives. But the Addams Family members enjoy themselves by out-spooking the spooks!
The Great Balloon Race
9. The Great Balloon Race
October 24, 2011
A balloon race is attracting a lot of attention, but Professor Orville Byrd's balloon is sabotaged all the way from New York to Los Angeles by the Nasty Brothers. The Addams Family members decide to lend a hand to the victimized professor.
The Reluctant Astronauts' Trip to the Moon
8. The Reluctant Astronauts' Trip to the Moon
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family wins a piece of land on the moon. Now come preparations for a visit to inspect the new possession: Its rocket blasts off with a little help from Uncle Fester, but where will it land?
Aloha, Hoolamagoola
7. Aloha, Hoolamagoola
October 24, 2011
The family experiences an exciting Hawaiian adventure in which its members are mistaken for a Stone Age tribe, the lost Hoola-Magoola, and Ocho discovers an underwater treasure cave.
Follow That Loaf of Bread
6. Follow That Loaf of Bread
October 24, 2011
Thing finds himself in trouble when Morticia is baking Eerie Egg Bread and he falls in the mixture. The bread wins a national bake-off competition before the family realizes what has happened--and they must go on a desperate search for the bread.
The Mardi Gras Story
5. The Mardi Gras Story
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family members enjoy all the fun and gaiety of a Mardi Gras, but it is difficult to recognize them in their funny masks. Things become hectic when a couple of crooks masquerade as Fester and Gomez.
The Fastest Creepy Camper in the West
4. The Fastest Creepy Camper in the West
October 24, 2011
Petroleum shortages promise to be things of the past when Uncle Fester invents "Festerine," but the family member find themselves having to outwit Count Evil, the Race Ace. When they do, they win a million dollars for their favorite college course: Vulture Culture at the Ghoul School of Dracula University!
Boola Boola
3. Boola Boola
October 24, 2011
The rare Boola-Boola, it is said, can be found in the Black Lake, and the Addams Family has an exciting time when its members join the search. But they have more than Boola-Boola to look for when Ocho is kidnapped.
Left in the Lurch
2. Left in the Lurch
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family goes to Nashville in search of dinosaur bones, but the Addams' find themselves caught up in a pop music festival instead. Lurch becomes a pop star but there is trouble ahead when he meets a pen pal.
The Addams Family in New York
1. The Addams Family in New York
October 24, 2011
The Addams Family is offered a bargain: New York's Central Park! To help them clean it up, they free the animals from the zoo. But the police soon arrive, and the family is about to be arrested when Gomez produces unexpected evidence that he is, in fact, the rightful owner. The park was bequeathed to an ancestor, and a deed confirms that it is to be passed on to his heirs. But the police still have difficulty believing the Addams' story.
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Where to Watch The Addams Family: The Animated Series
The Addams Family: The Animated Series is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Addams Family: The Animated Series on demand at Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 24, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,672)