New ‘The Addams Family’ Trailer Puts the Goth Family In The Jersey ‘Burbs
Dun na na na … SNAP SNAP! You rang, and MGM answered with its new animated feature film, The Addams Family. For most fans, the last time we saw the Addams fam in theaters was in the early 1990s with Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci’s unforgettable performance as Wednesday. A fixture in pop culture, the spooky crew is waking up from a decades-long slumber and coming back to the big screen for a fresh adventure. We’re in!
Trailer hints at family history and the nosiest neighbors on the planet
Not even the MGM emblem fits the square definition of “domestic.” It’s a bright, thundery morning when the trailer begins, which kicks off with The Partridge Family’s “Come On, Get Happy!” to wake up Wednesday and Pugsley. We can’t think of a more fitting song for their morning ritual.
The nearly 3-minute trailer crams in some good jokes and one-liners about New Jersey, red balloons, and nervous townies. There’s also torture, screams, and shock. Just watch.
Clearly, the villain in this is a judgmental neighbor who’s leading a campaign to drive the “monster” family away. Seeing how her nefarious plot stacks up against the unfazed, untethered craziness of the Addams clan should be fun.
Pugsley is as gross as ever. Wednesday impresses with her Frankenstein reanimation skills and Gomez and Morticia look like they’re still one of the world’s most romantic couples. But when Cousin It rolls up playing Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and steps out with the cane, you realize this character will be making some boss moves.
Per Animated World Network, the movie’s synopsis reads:
“The Addams Family lives are turned upside down when they realize the town next door is suddenly full of uptight suburbanites led by an over-the-top TV host who is trying to build the perfect world — her way! — and who will stop at nothing to get rid of a freaky family like the Addams. If that’s not bad enough, Wednesday has to go to public school for the first time, and Pugsley has to prepare for a big performance that the extended Addams family from across the globe will be coming to judge. What could possibly go wrong?”
Star-studded cast will bring a modern take on the classic comics
Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron voice the iconic macabre lovebirds, Gomez and Morticia Addams, and according to Deadline, the movie will probably dip into their early moments as newlyweds and first-time homeowners. Also joining the film for some spectacularly creepy goodness is Bette Midler as Grandma, Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley, Chlöe Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, and Snoop Dogg as Cousin It.
The Addams Family has been around since the 1940s and started out as a comic strip in The New Yorker. A live-action television series—still beloved today—ran for two seasons in the 1960s, and the family has since spawned films, a cartoon series, and multiple stage plays. For this film, the directors gleaned inspiration from the family’s earlier days. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon—the guys behind Sausage Party—told Comicbook.com:
“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 reimagining 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.”
The Addams Family will arrive just in time to help fans celebrate Halloween by hitting theaters on October 11. Get ready to snap along!