“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family!”
Sorry, now that’s going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, but here is some good news: “The Addams Family” is getting an animated remake and the all-star cast is reason enough to start snapping your fingers double-time.
Charlize Thernon will voice Morticia Adams, Oscar Isacc will voice Gomez, and none other than Bette Midler will be the voice of Grandmama. The animated comedy is due out in October 2019 (just in time for Halloween), and other famous names like Nick Kroll, Allison Janney and Chloë Grace Moretz have also signed on.
Moretz will be the voice of Wednesday Adams (who was famously played by Christina Ricci in 1991’s “The Addams Family”) and her little brother Pugsley will be voiced by Finn Wolfhard, whose voice may be recognizable to fans of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” (he plays Mike Wheeler on the show).
The gist of this remake is that the Addams family will butt heads with a reality-television show host as they are planning a family reunion. The screenplay was written by Matt Lieberman, who is also working on the 2020 adaptation of “Scooby,” a feature-length animated movie which will star Dax Shephard.
Directors Conrad Vernon (“Shrek 2,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”) and the Irish-born Greg Tiernan (“Thomas & Friends”) previously worked together on “Sausage Party,” the 2016 animated comedy which starred Michael Cera, James Franco and Bill Hader, so these guys definitely know a thing or two about making people laugh.
“Conrad and Greg are masters of animation with the keen ability to create something both kids and their parents will enjoy for different reasons,” Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM Motion Pictures Group, said in a statement. “Adding to that a world-class caliber of talent with Oscar, Charlize, Chloë, Finn, Nick, Bette and Allison — we can’t wait to bring their fresh and modern take on ‘The Addams Family’ to the worldwide audience.”
Can’t wait to watch the final product!