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Wednesday is Missing is the third episode of the first season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.


When Gomez and Morticia want to go away on a second honeymoon, the group get tricked into being house sitters in the Addams Family house. But when Wednesday goes missing, there is another mystery for the gang to solve.


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Culprit Motive/reason
The housekeeping couple as the Vulture They thought that the Addams family were frightening to the neighborhood children.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Housekeeping man
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
John Astin Gomez Addams
Janet Waldo Grandmama
Housekeeping woman
Ted Cassidy Lurch
Carolyn Jones Morticia Addams
Jodie Foster Pugsley Addams
Jackie Coogan Uncle Fester
Cindy Henderson Wednesday Addams
John Stephenson Cousin Itt

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits

Closing credits


  • This episode marked the first animated appearance of the Addams Family. It could be considered a backdoor pilot, or at least indirectly, for Hanna-Barbera's The Addams Family animated series that premiered on NBC on September 8, 1973. Previously, a live-action sitcom aired on ABC from September 18, 1964 to September 9, 1966 for 64 episodes; four of the sitcom's cast members, John Astin (Gomez), Carolyn Jones (Morticia), Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester) and Ted Cassidy (Lurch), provided the voices for their characters. Wednesday and Pugsley's original actors, Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax respectively, were already teenagers by the time the episode aired, so their roles were replaced by Cindy Henderson and a young Jodie Foster. (Only Coogan and Cassidy returned to reprise their roles on the ensuing animated series; as Astin and Jones were unavailable, they were replaced by Len Weinrib and Janet Waldo, respectively.)


Cultural references

  • Fred states that he's seen the Addams Family on T.V. lots of times; this is probably a reference to the live-action sitcom.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • In the beginning, when the Mystery Machine is driving through the fog, from the inside where Shaggy and Scooby sit, there is three open windows along the side of the van, although it wasn't there before or after. Actually, the Mystery Machine has no side windows, just two in the front.  

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Why would Gomez and Morticia need house sitters when they have Lurch?
  • Gomez says to Freddie and the girls that he is going away for three days (making it a three-day weekend), yet they still end up going for just the day.
  • At dinner, when the Vulture makes its appearance, the candles go out and then Thing fires up the candles. But in the next shot, the candles are out again.
  • The disguised helicopter moves more like a jet plane.
  • At the end, magnets are the explanation for the magic carpet, the levitating chair, and the suit of armor. But Daphne refers to the suit of armor as "the mummy" (the housekeeping woman also says about one being in the house). There was no mummy in the episode, and the suit of armor was encountered by Velma, Shaggy and Scooby, though they could've told Fred and Daphne later on.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Hungarian Scooby-Doo és az Addams Family Scooby-Doo and the Addams Family

Home media

Australian VHS Cover

* AUS.png Scooby Doo Meets the Addams Family VHS released by Worldvision Home Video.

  • This is the only episode of the series Warner Home Video have not been able to get the copyright holders' (i.e. Charles Addams' estate) agreement to release onto DVD. This is in spite of the fact that Warner Archive Collection was able to release the entire original cartoon series.


Male housekeeper: Yes. We wanted to frighten the Addams Family out of the area.
Daphne: But why?
Female housekeeper: All those eerie things in that house. Mummies, dinosaurs — they had a bad effect on the neighborhood children.
Velma: The neighborhood kids? Is that what this is about?
Male housekeeper: Why don't you call the authorities and get this over with?
Velma: Just a minute, folks. I've got a much better solution.

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