The Addams get animated in the trailer for The Addams Family. Over the decades since Charles Addams introduced his single-panel Addams Family New Yorker comics in the 1930s, the cartoonist’s satirical vision of a creepy and kooky aristocratic American family has given rise to a famous 1960s live-action TV show, multiple cartoon series, and a handful of live-action movies in the ’90s. The Addams are now getting a computer-generated makeover on the big screen, courtesy of Shrek 2 and Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon.
Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron lend their voices to the film as Addams Family patriarch Gomez and matriarch Morticia, respectively, with Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard bringing the rest of the (altogether ooky) Addams clan to animated life here. After years of being stuck in development as a stop-motion feature with Tim Burton at the helm, the Vernon-helmed Addams Family started production in October 2017, and has been moving down the pipeline steadily ever since. Now, ahead of the film’s release this October, MGM is getting its marketing campaign fully up and running.
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The first Addams Family trailer is now online, ahead of its premiere in theaters with (presumably) the Laika-animated Missing Link this week. You can check it out in the space below.