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THE ADDAMS FAMILY is Getting an Animated Film From SAUSAGE PARTY Director

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is Getting an Animated Film From SAUSAGE PARTY Director

It’s been nearly twenty five years since The Addams Family had their last appearance on the big screen, but everyone’s favorite macabre family is overdue for a comeback. Now, it may finally be happening, courtesy of Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon.

Via The Hollywood Reporter, the long-gestating Addams Family animated movie is going forward with Vernon at the helm. Vernon previously co-directed Shrek 2, Monsters vs Aliens, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Corpse Bride and Monster House screenwriter Pamela Pettler wrote the new script for The Addams Family; which will be based upon the classic comics written and drawn by Charles Addams for The New Yorker.

There have been several adaptations of The Addams Family, including two animated series. But the ones that are still closest to our collective hearts are the original TV series from 1964 (with its amazingly catchy theme song) and the two ’90s live-action films headlined by Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, and the late Raúl Juliá.

If the original Addams Family comics are the sole source of inspiration for the new animated film, there should still be plenty of material to draw upon. The key thing that we want the new movie to embrace is that the Addams aren’t monsters or evil creatures. They simply don’t care what other people think about them, and that is part of their appeal. We would also suggest that the Beetlejuice animated series could also help Vernon and his collaborators find the right tone for The Addams Family. Beetlejuice was definitely softened for television, but that series managed to make the wonderful weirdness of Tim Burton‘s film more accessible for animation.

There’s currently no release date set for The Addams Family, but we’re eager to see how it comes together!

What do you want from the new Addams Family animated feature? Snap your fingers and share your thoughts below!

Images: MGM

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