The Addams Family (2019)

Theatrical Release: October 11, 2019
The Addams Family (2019)


An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Dove Review

Duh..duh..duh..duh, snap, snap! Duh..duh..duh..duh..snap, snap! The famous Addams Family theme is back with a 2019 animation makeover, featuring recreated scenes from the sixties’ tv show.

After Gomez and Morticia marry, they are greeted by a torch-bearing and discriminating crowd that wants them to leave the neighborhood because, to put it mildly, they’re “different”. So, they move away and open a defunct insane asylum on the hilltop of their new neighborhood.

Classic characters like Pugsley and Wednesday offer nostalgic, off-the-wall comedy, while Wednesday steers the film’s theme that it’s okay to be different. In addition, the voice work by Oscar Issac (Gomez) is excellent, revamping the original footprints of the tv show.

Though the film provides heavy themes of family bonds and acceptance, certain spooky, Halloween-ish elements award this film Dove-approval for Ages 12+.

The Dove Take:

This 2019 animation is a classic portrayal of the Addams Family that we’ve always known, but certain creepy elements aren’t suitable for small children.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: The family is willing to forgive their neighbors' unkindness.
Sex: A few kissing scenes by a husband and wife; an innuendo.
Language: Holy Hades
Violence: Pugsley and Wednesday hit Uncle Fester in the back with arrows, which don't hurt him; Pugsley is blown up by his bombs a few times but he survives; a bomb brings Uncle Fester down through the ceiling, still in the bathtub.
Drugs: Cousin It is seen holding a martini; Gomez smokes a cigar.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; Uncle Fester is seen shirtless in the bath tub.
Other: A joke that is mentioned a few times about having a tea along with a seance; blood is seen dripping down a wall; Grandma says she won money at the casino by cheating; a teen girl gets disrespectful with her mother.


Company: Unknown
Writer: Matt Lieberman & Charles Addams
Producer: Gail Berman
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 105 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Ed C.