The Addams Family began as single-panel comics in the New Yorker in 1938 but have maintained influence and popularity over several media ever since.
In 1964 the now iconic television series premiered and ran for two seasons, releasing 64 seasons and making the Addams household synonymous with macabre, anti-establishment fun.
An animated version of the family was released in 1973 by Hanna-Barbera and featured the voice talents of Jodie Foster as Pugsley. This series ran for only 16 episodes over one season.
In 1991, the first of two theatrical releases premiered and grossed $191.5 million. A sequel film was released in 1993 which did not fare as well at the box office. A third film, released direct to video, included a different cast of actors in 1998.
Between the first two live action films were released, a second animated series was launched in 1992 and was notable for John Astin's reprisal of the role of Gomez Addams.
In 2010, a Broadway musical written by Andrew Lippa premiered and ran for 722 performances plus 35 previews. Since the initial production closed in New York, touring companies and regional theaters have kept the musical in constant production around the country.
In 2019 a fourth movie, the first to be an animated feature, was released.
Along with all of these different productions have been television specials, animated crossovers, video games, and trading cards making The Addams Family property one of the most beloved, enduring, and profitable franchises in pop culture.
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