The Addams Family
"The Addams Family" animated movie hits theatres in October, 2019.Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

One of our favourite gothic families, The Addams Family, is back in action with a new animated feature.

Our favourite mysterious and spooky family is heading back to the big screen next year. Aaaaand we’re really excited.

Excitement has been helped by the announcement of a very impressive cast.

Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Max (2015), and Æon Flux), is voicing the lovely goth mother herself, Morticia Addams.

Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse) is voicing the patriarch – savvy businessman, Gomez Addams.

Joining Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac is the multi-Grammy Award winning singer, comedienne, and actress, Bette Midler.  She is voicing the matriarch of the family, Grandmama.

Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In (2010) and Carrie (2013)) is the voice of the eldest daughter Wednesday Addams.

Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things and It (2017)) is lending his voice to our little Pugsley Addams.

Nick Kroll (Parks and Recreation and Sausage Party) will voice our fun-loving uncle, Uncle Fester.

Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, and Finn Wolfhard voice the new “Addams Family” animated film by MGM. Who will voice Lurch, and will Cousin It or Kitty make an appearance?

The great cast is matched by a great crew

Director Greg Tiernan is no stranger to the world of animation. He also directed Sausage Party and Thomas and Friends. He was an animator and director of in-game cinematics for the hit PlayStation 2 video game God of War (2005).

Director Conrad Vernon is known for his work on Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Shrek 2. He is also the voice of Gingerbread Man in the Shrek movies and Mason in the Madagascar movies. In addition, he lent is animation expertise to Dexter’s Laboratory and Shrek.  He teamed with Greg Tiernan to direct the Sausage Party.

Vernon said: “Greg and I have always been a fan of the Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new. With that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The re-imagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation.”

What will The Addams Family 2019 be about?

Not much has been revealed yet. What we do know is that the general premise is that the Addams Family have their way of life ripped to pieces by reality TV star Margaux Needler.

Sounds wacky.

The movie hits theatres on October 11, 2019, just in time for Halloween fun.

Are you excited about the upcoming movie?

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Tracie lives in the United States and is an enthusiastic and versatile writer with an academic background in journalism and creative writing. She's an aspiring journalist, screenwriter, and novelist.

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