The Addams Family return to theaters this Fall, only this time they are animated. MGM released an official trailer for the iconic family on Wednesday morning, giving fans a preview of the family comedy before it hits theaters in October. The film features the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, and Nick Kroll. Bette Midler and Allison Janney are also featured in the film.
The studio released the trailer on social media, telling followers, “Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.”
Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan directed the movie, with Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz producing.
This isn’t the first time that the Addams appeared on the big screen. Paramount Pictures released “The Addams Family” in 1991. That live-action adaptation opened at the top of the box office with a $29M debut and made over $191M worldwide for the studio. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the film starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, and Christina Ricci. The success of the film launched “Addams Family Values” in 1993 and the movie made over $48M worldwide. Sonnenfeld returned to direct the sequel, which featured Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, and Christina Ricci.
David Levy created the original TV series, which starred John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Lisa Loring, and Ken Weatherwax. The black and white series ran from 1964 to 1966.
This new “The Addams Family” opens against Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” and “Jexi” with Adam DeVine, Rose Byrne, and Michael Pene. The Addams will be hoping for a big opening weekend before Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Zombieland 2: Double Tap” opens nationwide the following weekend.
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