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MGM Schedules Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie for October 2019

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I’m sure you’ve witnessed The Addams Family in one way or another, whether it’s the comics, the various TV shows, the ’90s movies, or especially that catchy theme song. After many years of dormancy, it looks like the famous supernatural family will be revived as a computer-animated feature, with an October 2019 release date!

The Addams Family (1992)

The Addams Family in their 1992 animated series appearance.
[Warner Bros. Television]

As reported by Variety, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has scheduled its animated reboot of The Addams Family for a theatrical release on October 11, 2019. The Jackal Group is set to produce the feature, while Cinesite Studios, the studio that animated Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, will provide the CG animation.

Directing the film is DreamWorks veteran Conrad Vernon, who recently co-directed Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and the adult animated comedy Sausage Party. Vernon will adapt the movie from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler (whose writing credits include dark animated films like Corpse Bride, Monster House, and 9) with Matt Lieberman (the upcoming Scooby) providing script revisions.

Casting for the movie appears to be in progress, as Oscar Isaac of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is in talks to voice Gomez Addams, the patriarch of the family.

The Addams Family began their life in 1938 as one-panel comics that cartoonist Charles Addams provided for The New Yorker. The comics centered on a wealthy family of borderline-supernatural beings with a grotesque and disturbing lifestyle. It later turned into an iconic media franchise with numerous TV, movie, and video game adaptations. Among those were two short-lived animated shows from 1973 and 1992, both produced by Hanna-Barbera (the latter being the one I grew up with).

Are you excited to see The Addams Family return to the big screen? Tell us your nostalgic memories of Gomez, Morticia, and the rest of the family!

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).
  • I’d TOTALLY SEE THIS!! Hopefully it’d be a lot like Hotel Transylvania and just lowkey zany, I’d so love to see that PLEASE DON’T MESS IT UP!!

  • Jeremiah

    Ooh, yes please. Of course, someone who worked on Corpse Bride and Monster House is pretty qualified for this. So I’m hoping Mr. Sausage Party/Madagascar’s revisions are minimal.

  • Bruce

    Going after that sweet, sweet Hotel Transylvania cash.

  • travis

    Wait, The Star wasn’t animated by Sony Pictures Animation? Than how does it work? Is it Sony Pictures Animation’s film or Cinesite Studios’? Does it qualify as Sony Pictures Animation’s film just as much as Hotel Transylvania or The Emoji Movie? Who has the owner rights? Sorry, I am new here and totally green in subject, hope somebody can explain this to me :)”