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