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Watch “The Munsters” and “The Addams Family” in Color!

The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little… different.

No, no, no, not because they’re monsters, but because they’re all of a sudden in full color.

Pop Colorture went frame by frame and individually colorized a whopping 1,300 frames by hand to create this eye-popping opening credit sequence to the 1970’s television classic “The Munsters”.

In fact, a quick look through their YouTube Channel uncovers a bevy of treasure including the colorization of “The Addams Family”!

“My name is Zach Smothers and I am a color artist whose big dream is to colorize a classic television series,” says a statement on his website. “Most of my projects showcase examples of frame-by-frame painting, rotoscoping and motion tracking with heavy use of content from ‘The Munsters’. My goal is to colorize video and images with dynamic and realistic colors, avoiding the flat look typically associated with traditional colorization processes.”



  • Alanmac

    No thanks. Prefer them in B&W.

  • ged

    they don’t look like they’ve been coloured in with crayons at all

  • Graham

    These look great! Thanks for sharing.

  • BrannigansLaw

    The black and white versions were timeless and magical. Now it just looks dated. Great job on the coloring though, but it was unnecessary.

  • Kev Weldon

    Colourisation pisses me off to an unreasonable degree. I despise it.

    • Ted C

      Deep breath.

      • Some Guy

        stop replying to everyone you fuckwit

  • I prefer black and white versions but i totally respect the job. 🙂

  • Carlton Fisher

    The B&W is, of course, classic, but it would appear that colourization has come a long way in the last few decades. It used to look like someone let a toddler go at it with crayolas, and these actually look really good. I would never give up my original B&W versions, but I’d happily add color versions to the collection if they looked like this.

  • rkmartin

    Leave it the way it was!! You guys have a great job, BUT ! Leave the old showers the way hey we’re made..

    • Sean Robert Hart

      You can still go watch the black and white version….. so i have no clue as to why you have a problem with this. It looks great imo and maybe now kids will watch the classics

    • Ted C

      I like the old “showers” too but this was just the opening credits to “shower” is abilities and work. Relax.

  • rkmartin


    • Ted C

      Well that clears it up.

  • Rick-Taylor

    I got the DVD collection of Addams Family and not one damn disc works. I would take every episode colorized, just so I can finally see them, again. Great coloring job.

  • Randy Moses

    I thought the ‘Addams Family’ was pretty well done.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Great job, but yea, gotta stick with B&W on those.

  • Richter Belmont

    It really loses something when it’s in colour.

    While this is a terrible comparison since The Munsters and The Addam’s Family are not great works of art, adding colour to B&W is equivalent to painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa, in my opinion. I cannot imagine myself rewatching Casablanca in colour. Blech!

    • Ted C

      It was just to showcase the guy’s abilities. Relax.

  • macguffin54

    I think there was already a colorized version out there somewhere, plus there was a Munsters movie in the 60s that was in color. And I think the original pilot or some promotional film was in color., if i recall correctly

    • Ted C


    • Calum Sanderson

      The Munsters had a pilot in colour but it was too expensive to do as a series so they shot the series proper in black and white

  • Blue_Seven

    Fuck that

    • Ted C


  • Ted C

    Good job. That was fun. While I believe the show works best in its original black and white format it would be interesting to see an entire episode in color. By the way, The Munsters was from the 60s.

  • ninjacatz

    connect your pc to an old tube tv and turn the colour down all the way to b/w…blammm classic again!

  • Calum Sanderson

    Great work, but Addams Family needs a lack of colour or to be in Black and White. The Munsters, however, works in colour. Great work.

  • THGrimm

    Everybody is pooping all over this . . . relax! The black and white original isn’t going anywhere. This is just a different look. Being a big fan of The Munsters’ movies, I dig them in color just as much as black and white. Just appreciate this look this gentleman’s skill has provided you.

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