While television and film are saturated with saccharine modern families and ‐ ugh ‐ morality, it’s nice to remember that there exists one brooding brood that has withstood the test of time. Charles Addams’ dark and delightful The Addams Family will get yet another incarnation, this time as an animated film written by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House).
First appearing in Addams’ comics, Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, and the whole Addams clan became famous through a sitcom running in the 1960’s. That spawned several cartoon series, live-action movies in the ’90s, and a Broadway musical most recently. In 2010, it was reported that Tim Burton would be helming a stop-motion Addams Family film based on the same material through Chris Meledandri’s Illumination, but that project has since been scrapped.
However, with Pettler attached, it’s possible that the film might have some of the same flavor as Burton’s version. While there isn’t any word on the animation style ‐ or the reason for going back to animation after doing live-action, so allow me speculate ‐ it seems like a nice return to Addams’ source material. Now, can they make Angelica Huston’s perfect Morticia in animated form? [Variety]