Macabre Addams Family Google Doodle Delight – for Charles Addams
Here at Only Kent we like to keep readers informed about the latest Google Doodle’s, the unique home pages that appear from time to time to mark an occasion or person. Today a new Google Doodle shows a macabre scene featuring the Addams Family, in honor of cartoonist Charles Addams.
The Google Doodle marks the 100th centenary of his birth. He was born on January 7, 1912 in Westfield, New Jersey and died of a heart attack in September 1988. He drew over 1,300 cartoons and the spooky Addams Family he created have been loved and admired across the world. The family featured the unforgettable characters of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Thing, Pugsley, Grandma Frump and Cousin It and who could forget Lurch the Butler.
The Addams family made their first cartoon appearance in 1938 and since then have featured in movies, TV shows, theater and also musicals. In fact a recent musical starring Brooke Shields as Morticia Addams was a sell-out. Today’s black-and-white Google Doodle represents the Addams family as they started out and was created by the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation, according to The Telegraph. It depicts various family members in front of the family home with the individual letters of Google weaved across each one. Thus the ‘G’ is illustrated by Gomez holding a swooning Morticia and the ‘E’ is incorporated into Uncle Fester.
Here’s a fact for trivia lovers. Charles Addams was actually born on Elm Street, according to PC Mag. Also although the series seems to have been on forever, it was only on air for two years but can still be seen on TV all over the world. We think that today’s Google Doodle is a really fitting tribute to Charles Addams following on from the recent New Year’s Day and holiday season Google Doodles.
We’d like to know what you think of the Google Doodle today? Does it evoke good memories of the Addams Family? Who would you like to see commemorated next? Let us know with your comments.
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