MGM has released a new trailer for their animated theatrical feature The Addams Family.
Featuring the voice talents of Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron as the family’s parental figures Gomez and Morticia. Their children, Wednesday and Pugsley will be voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard, respectively. Nick Kroll will voice Uncle Fester. Check out the latest trailer below.
Based on the trailer alone, we can expect the film to explore themes of embracing one’s individuality and quirks. The Addams family is perfectly happy with who they are. And a lot of those silly antics, like Wednesday sleeping underneath a guillotine, fits perfectly well in an animated world such as this one. Of course, the entire surrounding neighborhood thinks of them as strange because they do not meet their standards of normal. But the Addams family doesn’t care about any of that. So they do things like say it’s a lovely morning on a dark and stormy morning. Tighten a vice around their heads. Question where the murderous clown is when they see a red balloon. Of course, since it is also animated, there is this expectation that the medium is being used to reach out to a younger audience who may not be familiar with the creepy and kooky family.
Another aspect that may help reach out to an audience who may not know who the Addams family is, is Snoop Dogg voicing Cousin Itt, a diminutive being composed entirely of body-length hair, often accompanied by a bowler hat and sunglasses, who speaks nothing but jibberish that is understood only by his family. I’m still unclear as to why Snoop was cast as Cousin Itt. If one were to actually cast the role, Snoop Dog would probably not appear high on that list. But if it ends up working in the film, more power to them.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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.
Other voice talents include Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Tituss Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, Elsie Fisher, and Aimee Garcia.
Directed by Sausage Party helmers Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, The Addams Family will open in theaters on October 11, 2019.