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The Addams Family are getting creepy and kooky in an animated flick from MGM

Oct. 31, 2013by: Niki Stephens

I guess today was perfect to announce that THE ADDAMS FAMILY is being rebooted as an animated flick.

MGM has hired Pamela Pettler (MONSTER HOUSE, CORPSE BRIDE) to write the script. The family first came to life in the comic strips of Charles Addams who worked on them until his passing in 1988.

In 1964, the characters were reborn in the beloved live-action series hit ABC and continued until 1966. The Addams' appeared again in animated form on episodes of SCOOBY-DOO during 1972. Then in 1973, the first animated series was played on Saturday mornings on NBC. After the popularity of the first film starring Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston, the idea to do another animated series came out in 1992. That only ran for about a year. It wasn't really that good despite John Astin, Rip Taylor, and Carol Channing coming back to lend their voices.

I'm kinda of sad that the idea to do a stop-motion version with Tim Burton possibly directing was cancelled.

I grew-up with ADDAMS FAMILY and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES so they have always held a special place in my heart.

Source: Variety

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9:49PM on 10/31/2013

RIP Raul Julia

Great chance to get Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd and the gang back to the franchise.
Great chance to get Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd and the gang back to the franchise.
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3:15PM on 10/31/2013

Yay!

Fun fact, did you know that Ray Bradbury helped create them? Although Charles Addams always gets the credit they actually came up with the original idea together. Bradbury later turned their original idea into the story "Homecoming" and much later the novel "From The Dust Returned" while Addams eventually decided to take a more comedic route.
Fun fact, did you know that Ray Bradbury helped create them? Although Charles Addams always gets the credit they actually came up with the original idea together. Bradbury later turned their original idea into the story "Homecoming" and much later the novel "From The Dust Returned" while Addams eventually decided to take a more comedic route.
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7:06PM on 10/31/2013
And did you know the actor playing Uncle Fester in the original TV show was 'the kid' in the Charlie Chaplin's movie of the same name ?
And did you know the actor playing Uncle Fester in the original TV show was 'the kid' in the Charlie Chaplin's movie of the same name ?
9:45PM on 10/31/2013
Sonnenfeld's movies were surprisingly really good. Excellent casting, good tone (the dark humour was right on) and an interesting look. Much better than Dark Shadows, that's for sure. I hope they don't try to "zany 'em up" the way a lot of CGI animated flicks do.
Sonnenfeld's movies were surprisingly really good. Excellent casting, good tone (the dark humour was right on) and an interesting look. Much better than Dark Shadows, that's for sure. I hope they don't try to "zany 'em up" the way a lot of CGI animated flicks do.
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3:58PM on 10/31/2013

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Yes! As long as they keep it like the tv show, I am in.
Yes! As long as they keep it like the tv show, I am in.
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1:40PM on 11/06/2013
Thank you for not mentioning the horrid New Addams Family in 98/99
Thank you for not mentioning the horrid New Addams Family in 98/99
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3:04PM on 10/31/2013
Could be interesting I guess...
Could be interesting I guess...
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7:43AM on 11/01/2013
Would you rather have burton make it?
Cos you must be the only one!
Would you rather have burton make it?
Cos you must be the only one!
6:09AM on 11/01/2013

No burton!!!

That means no depp and carter!!!


I'm in!!!
That means no depp and carter!!!


I'm in!!!
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10:13AM on 11/01/2013
Yes cause Frankenweenie was a horrible movie right? Could hardly stomach Corpse Bride. I'm being sarcastic in case it wasn't obvious.
Yes cause Frankenweenie was a horrible movie right? Could hardly stomach Corpse Bride. I'm being sarcastic in case it wasn't obvious.
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