Google is celebrating the 100th birthday of Charles Addams today, with a doodle incorporating his famous Addams Family creations. The doodle is in the familiar style of Addams, who died 23 years ago.
It was in 1938 that the Addams Family first appeared in The New Yorker, and they’ve been more or less ever-present for the past 74 years. As well as the original cartoon run, there have been two live-action TV shows as well as three movies, the first two of which were big hits back in the 90s. A new film, using stop-motion animation, was recently announced.
The Google doodle is listed as being made possible thanks to the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, which contains a variety of information and products relating to the cartoonist.