MGM has long been developing an Addams Family animated movie, but there hasn’t been much (if any) movement on the project in recent years. That’s about to change, with a new animated movie coming from Conrad Vernon, the co-director of Sausage Party as well as Shrek 2 and others. Pamela Pettler, who has some experience with the macabre in animation with Corpse Bride and Monster House, is writing.
The Addams Family Cast
The voice cast is spectacular, too. Oscar Isaac is Gomez, with Charlize Theron as Morticia. Chloe Grace Moretz is Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard is Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll is Uncle Fester, and Bette Midler is Grandma. The villain, Margaux Needler, will be voiced by Allison Janney.
The Addams Family Trailer
And check out the first trailer…
The Addams Family were created as single panel gag cartoons for The New Yorker. But their real pop culture claim to fame didn’t come until 1964, when a TV series ran for three seasons and then endlessly in syndication, plus a handful of less memorable revivals.
Two of the three feature films produced in the 1990s, The Addams Family and Addams Family Values (with a killer cast that included Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christopher Lloyd) are tremendous fun, and feel a little closer to the humor of the original Charles Addams cartoons than the TV series did. An animated movie could really do some fun, weird stuff.
The Addams Family Release Date
The Addams Family animated reboot has scored itself an appropriately Halloween-themed release date of October 11, 2019.