THE ADDAMS FAMILY WAS CONCEIVED AS A SATIRICAL INVERSION OF THE IDEAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN FAMILY.
Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) is set to helm MGM’s animated full-length feature about The Addams Family. He is also producing the movie along with Gail Berman, via her shingle The Jackal Group, and Alex Schwartz.
The script is by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) with revisions by Matt Lieberman. Executive producing are Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi . MGM’s Tabitha Shick is overseeing the project. The CG animation is underway at Cinesite Studios in Vancouver.
The Addams Family first came to prominence when they are featured in The New Yorker starting in 1938 as a series of single-panel comic strips. They were named after their eccentric cartoonist creator, Charles Addams. The cartoon family enjoyed acclaim in TV films, cartoon series and two famous full-length movie adaptations: The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).
The Addams Family was conceived as “a satirical inversion of the ideal twentieth-century American family: an eccentric wealthy aristocratic clan who delight in the macabre and are seemingly unaware, or do not care, that other people find them bizarre or frightening.”