The Addams Family Will Return

They'll be animated this time

Charles Addams’ creations The Addams Family have appeared in a variety of formats through the years, from the original cartoons through TV series both live-action and animated and the two big screen outings and a Broadway musical. Now it would seem the creepy, ooky and kooky familial unit is looking to creep into cinematic animation via MGM.

The company has Corpse Bride / Monster House writer Pamela Pettler on hand to craft the script, which seems like a good choice, but there are no firm plot details yet. We’d expect to see Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and the rest scaring the living daylights out of “ordinary” folk.

It’s just the latest attempt to bring the family back to then big screen: Chris Meledandri’s Illumination team had been cooking up a stop-motion version with Tim Burton, but abandoned the idea this year.

Our big hope is that whichever company gets the animation contract brings the family to life in the stylised fashion of Addams’s original New Yorker ‘toons, which you can sample here.