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Google Celebrates Charles Addams' 100th Birthday with a Doodle

Continuing its Doodle Series, Google is celebrating the 100th birthday of Charles Addams, the creator of The Addams Family, with a ‘eerie' doodle on its Search homepage.

Google has taken ‘help of the entire Addams family i.e. Morticia, Gomez, Cousin It, Pugsley, Wednesday, Lurch, and Uncle Fester. The doodle is drawn in black and white and the members of the Addams family are all standing in front of Google logo and their mansion.

Charles Samuel Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey on 7 January 1912 and from a very young age showed fascination towards skeletons, tombstones and coffins. By the age of 27, he had worked on his first cartoon and was published in New Yorker. Initially Charles showed off each of the characters of the family separately but, as they gained popularity, the Addams family was adapted to television and then later on in a film.

The doodle on Google is courtesy of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation. Kevin Miserocchi, talks about Charles, his wife Tee and their friendship in a blog post on Google.

Google has done quite well with its doodle's series and recently revamped its doodles site.

Watch a video about the Charles Addams doodle here: