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** Music/MichaelJackson was planned to write a horror-themed song for ''Values'' along with a promotional music video using clips from the film. However, plans for this were dropped due to contractual disputes between Paramount and Epic Records (it's commonly purported that these plans were dropped because of Jackson's child molestation accusations in late 1993, though there's no evidence to support this theory). The song would eventually be released four years later on Jackson's album ''[[Music/HIStoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix]]'' as "Is it Scary," and served as a basis for the song "Ghosts" on the same album.

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** Music/MichaelJackson was planned tapped to write a horror-themed song for ''Values'' along with a promotional music video using clips from the film. film, and in fact much of it was shot (including a closing cameo by Wednesday and Pugsley). However, plans for this were was dropped due to contractual disputes between Paramount Pictures and Epic Records (it's Records. It's commonly purported that these plans were dropped because of Jackson's child molestation accusations in late 1993, though 1993; while there's no ''hard'' evidence to support this theory). The song the timing probably didn't help the video's case. "Is It Scary" would eventually be was released four years later on Jackson's album ''[[Music/HIStoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix]]'' as "Is it Scary," and served as a basis for the song "Ghosts" on the same album.album; the video was reshot and reedited into ''Film/MichaelJacksonsGhosts''.

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** The "{{EMP}} Strike" mode in ''Pinball/DialedIn'' causes magnets underneath the playfield to flare up and disrupt the ball's trajectory, much like "The Power" in this game.


* TheCastShowoff: Creator/RaulJulia gets a full song ([[https://youtu.be/Mw0IakmQri0 The Mamushka!]]) in the first film and [[https://youtu.be/NIDabDkcS8o an extended tango sequence]] with Anjelica Houston in the second film seemingly for no real reason other than to show off Julia's Broadway-honed singing and dancing skills.

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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/RaulJulia gets a full song ([[https://youtu.be/Mw0IakmQri0 The Mamushka!]]) in the first film and [[https://youtu.be/NIDabDkcS8o an extended tango sequence]] with Anjelica Houston Huston in the second film seemingly for no real reason other than to show off Julia's Broadway-honed singing and dancing skills.skills (which, if we're being honest, is [[CrazyAwesome reason enough]]).



** Ophelia was originally going to have a brief scene in the first movie.

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** Ophelia was originally going to have a brief scene in the first movie. She's still in the finished product, only now in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment (she's the lady dancing with a candle at Fester's party).

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* RoleReprise: Carel Struycken and Christopher Hart reprised their roles as Lurch and Thing, respectively, for the otherwise non-canon ''Addams Family Reunion''.


* CreatorCameo: Director Barry Sonnenfeld is seen on the train in the first movie, and is Gary's father in the sequel.

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* CreatorCameo: Director Barry Sonnenfeld is seen on the train in the first movie, and is Gary's Joel Glicker's father in the sequel.

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* RealitySubtext: Barry Sonnenfeld revealed in his memoir that aspects of his childhood influenced parts of the films. Notably, Fester's line, "You were a terrible mother!" was something he had wanted to say to his own mother. Joel Glicker's parents were also based on his own parents.


** Music/{{Cher}} wanted to play Morticia. Creator/KimBasinger was initially cast, but dropped out to do another film.

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** Music/{{Cher}} wanted to play Morticia. This would have provided a nice CastingGag, as Cher and Christina Ricci had previously played mother and daughter in ''Film/{{Mermaids}}''.
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Creator/KimBasinger was initially cast, but dropped out to do another film.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: For the scene where Morticia reads ''Hansel and Gretel'' to some children, Scott Rudin wanted the child actors to cry on command. So Barry Sonnenfeld told them they would all have to get measles shots. It worked.


* AdaptationSequence: Newspaper Comic > TV show > Cartoon > Video Game > Movie > TV show loosely based on movie > Video Game > Sequel to movie > Broadway Musical

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* AdaptationSequence: Newspaper Comic > TV show > Cartoon > Video Game > Movie > TV show loosely based on movie > Video Game > Sequel to movie > Broadway Musical > Animated Movie



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After Illumination Entertainment obtained the rights to Charles Addams' original cartoons, there was a planned stop-motion animated film with Creator/TimBurton calling the shots. As of July 2013, the project has been cancelled.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After Illumination Entertainment obtained the rights to Charles Addams' original cartoons, there was a planned stop-motion animated film with Creator/TimBurton calling the shots. As of July 2013, the project has been cancelled.It wound up replaced by [[Westernanimation/TheAddamsFamily2019 a CG cartoon instead]].



* CreatorCameo: Director Barry Sonnenfeld is seen on the train in the first movie, and is Gary's father in the sequel.



* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/AnjelicaHuston wore a corset, plus make-up that made her closer to the comic strip's Morticia. She described it as exhausting.



* TroubledProduction: Ooooh boy, here we go;
** Problems began with producer Scott Rudin, who at the time was head of production at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, who initially pitched the film to his colleagues. However, the franchise's right were held by Creator/OrionPictures (by virtue of their merger with Creator/{{Filmways}} in 1982), and Fox was unable to purchase the rights due to Orion's plans to create a new television series.
** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' & ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''Addams Family Values''. Several rewrites followed, and after Creator/TimBurton passed the director's chair, it was taken up by Barry Sonnenfeld, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.
** Three months prior to the end of principal photography, director of photography Owen Roizman suddenly quit and had to be replaced by Gale Tattersall, who had to be rushed to the hospital just weeks later and was replaced by Sonnenfeld himself.
** Raul Julia missed several days of shooting after a blood vessel in his eye burst, and Sonnenfeld had to split his time between Los Angeles and New York after his wife fell ill with several weeks of shooting left.
** During principal photography, Orion Pictures began suffering serious financial issues after a string of expensive flops, and in an effort to recoup their losses sold the film to Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures mid-shoot after the film went over-budget.
** Problems followed the film after release. Orion had failed to sell the film's full foreign distribution rights to Paramount, and in turn were inherited by Creator/{{MGM}} (which bought Orion in 1997), who in some territories have their properties distributed on home media by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the film didn't receive a DVD release outside of North America or the United Kingdom until 2013.

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* TroubledProduction: [[https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/the-addams-family/239647/how-1991s-the-addams-family-nearly-got-derailed Ooooh boy, here we go;
** Problems began with
boy]]; the project took a while to start, forcing producer Scott Rudin, who Rudin to leave his job at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox to get with the time was head of production at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, who initially pitched the film to his colleagues. However, the franchise's right were held by franchise rights' owners Creator/OrionPictures (by virtue of their merger with Creator/{{Filmways}} in 1982), and Fox was unable to purchase 1982); first-time director Barry Sonnenfeld repeatedly panicked at the rights due to Orion's plans to create a new television series.
** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion
pressure of the rights to Orion, who at that point job, had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox step in to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' & ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''Addams Family Values''. Several rewrites followed, and after Creator/TimBurton passed the director's chair, it was taken up by Barry Sonnenfeld, who at the time had only ever worked do his old job as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.
** Three months prior to the end of principal photography, director of photography Owen Roizman suddenly quit and had to be replaced by Gale Tattersall, who had to be rushed to the hospital just weeks later
final stretch (the one that is credited left for another project, while his replacement got hospitalized), and was replaced by Sonnenfeld himself.
** Raul Julia missed several days of shooting after a blood vessel in his eye burst, and Sonnenfeld had
forced to split his time between Los Angeles the LA set and New York after his sick wife fell ill with several weeks of shooting left.
** During principal photography, Orion Pictures began suffering serious
in New York; and Orion's financial issues after a string of expensive flops, and in an effort woes escalated to recoup their losses the point that they sold the film to Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures mid-shoot after the film went over-budget.
** Problems followed the film after release. Orion had failed to sell the film's full foreign distribution rights to Paramount, and in turn were inherited by Creator/{{MGM}} (which bought Orion in 1997), who in some territories have their properties distributed on home media by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the film didn't receive a DVD release outside of North America or the United Kingdom until 2013.
Creator/{{Paramount}}.

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!!Specific Trivia pages:
[[index]]
* ''Trivia/TheAddamsFamily1992''
* ''Trivia/TheAddamsFamily2019''
[[/index]]


* TheCastShowoff: Creator/RaulJulia gets a full song [[https://youtu.be/Mw0IakmQri0 (The Mamushka!)]] in the first film and [[https://youtu.be/NIDabDkcS8o an extended tango sequence]] with Anjelica Houston seemingly for no real reason other than to show off Julia's Broadway-honed singing and dancing skills.

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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/RaulJulia gets a full song [[https://youtu.([[https://youtu.be/Mw0IakmQri0 (The Mamushka!)]] The Mamushka!]]) in the first film and [[https://youtu.be/NIDabDkcS8o an extended tango sequence]] with Anjelica Houston in the second film seemingly for no real reason other than to show off Julia's Broadway-honed singing and dancing skills.

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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/RaulJulia gets a full song [[https://youtu.be/Mw0IakmQri0 (The Mamushka!)]] in the first film and [[https://youtu.be/NIDabDkcS8o an extended tango sequence]] with Anjelica Houston seemingly for no real reason other than to show off Julia's Broadway-honed singing and dancing skills.


* RoleReprisal:

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* ChannelHop: Orion originally produced the first film, but the studio's bankruptcy led to them selling the US rights and copyrights to Paramount. Orion retained the international rights, which were licensed to Columbia for distribution. The sequel is produced and released by Paramount outright.


* CreatorCameo: Director Creator/BarrySonnenfeld has an uncredited appearance as the passenger of Gomez's train replica and composer Marc Shaiman appears in the "Mamushka" scene as the redbeard music conductor.

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* CreatorCameo: Director Creator/BarrySonnenfeld has an uncredited appearance as the passenger of Gomez's train replica and composer Marc Shaiman appears in the "Mamushka" scene as the redbeard music conductor.BreakthroughHit: For Creator/BarrySonnenfeld.

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