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Directors Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan Examine Origins Of ‘The Addams Family’ In Latest Animated Feature

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Directors Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan Examine Origins Of ‘The Addams Family’ In Latest Animated Feature
After collaborating with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on 2016 animated comedy Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon got a chance to pitch his unique take on The Addams Family, a classic property which he had a strong personal affinity for, ever since childhood.

Reteaming with director Greg Tiernan on the project, Vernon knew going in that The Addams Family had been adapted many times before, for various mediums. Based on characters introduced by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, The Addams Family had been brought to the big screen with three live-action films, beginning in 1991, and had also appeared on television in four separate series.

Looking to make his own contribution to the Addams Family canon with an animated feature, Vernon took this family of gothic oddballs and introduced them to the modern era—a moment in which people have become consumed with social media and screens of all shapes and sizes. Tackling
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'Addams Family' Composers Mychael and Jeff Danna Featured in 'Behind the Screen' Podcast

'Addams Family' Composers Mychael and Jeff Danna Featured in 'Behind the Screen' Podcast
Composers and brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna talk about their spooky score for the recently released animated feature The Addams Family in a Halloween episode of The Hollywood Reporter's Behind the Screen podcast series.

Helmed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, The Addams Family is based on the classic Charles Addams comics.

Mychael Danna is the Academy Award-winning composer of Life of Pi, and Jeff Danna’s solo film credits include Silent Hill and The Kids Stay in the Picture. Together, they have done extensive TV work, as well as scores for features including The Breadwinner, The Good Dinosaur and Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Onward.

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The Addams Family review – ooky animation can't find a heartbeat

The latest incarnation of the mysterious and spooky household, from the directors of Sausage Party, is not creepy and not kooky – it’s bland

Like taking a treasured pet to a taxidermist with disappointing results, the personality and spooky-ooky-ness of The Addams Family has been lost in this new outing directed by Sausage Party’s Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon – a mostly unfunny family film with depressingly bland character animation. There are plenty of references here to the earlier incarnations: Charles Addams’ original cartoons for the New Yorker, the 1960s TV series and the two movies from the 1990s. But this uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.

It’s also a waste of a killer voice cast. Charlize Theron is matriarch Morticia Addams (animated with none of the delicious vampire sexiness Anjelica Huston brought to the role). Oscar Issac is her husband Gomez, with Chloë Grace Moretz and
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Movie Review – The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family, 2019. Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. Featuring the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Tituss Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, and Pom Klementieff. Synopsis: An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of […]

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Movie Review – The Addams Family (2019)

The Addams Family, 2019. Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. Featuring the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Martin Short, and Catherine O’Hara. Synopsis: Forced from their homeland by pitchforks and prejudice, The Addams Family take residence in cookie-cutter suburbia, […]

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The Addams Family 2019 Review

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Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and trick or treaters everywhere are preparing their pleas for sweets. There could be no better season for the alternative first family of the United States to return to our screens. And in these turbulent times, the comforting embrace of a dark cinema and a kooky family caper offer a welcome escape from reality.

Times have moved on for The Addams Family too. They have regenerated for a new generation and are now animated in form, if not character. Circumstances and burning torches have contrived to relocate Morticia and Gomez to New Jersey, where they dance through married life in the gloomy embrace of a haunted asylum, waited upon by its last remaining resident, Lurch.

The Addams Family mansion sits in glorious isolation at the top of a hill, surrounded by swamp smog. Children Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard
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The Addams Family’s Getting A Sequel, Coming In 2021

MGM’s animated reboot of The Addams Family only just debuted in cinemas this past weekend, but the studio is already so impressed with its performance that a sequel has been announced to be in the works. Not only that, but it’s even got a release date. We can expect more macabre mayhem from the ooky, kooky family in just two years’ time, with the follow-up pencilled in to drop on October 22nd, 2021.

The animated movie, which acts as something of a prequel to the usual status quo, features a talented voice cast bringing the Addams to ghoulish life. Charlize Theron is Morticia, Oscar Isaac’s Gomez, Chloe Grace Moretz is Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard’s Pugsley, Nick Kroll is Uncle Fester, Bette Midler is Grandmama and, er, Snoop Dog is Cousin Itt. Presumably, we can expect the whole gang to return for movie number two.

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After a Great Opening Weekend, The Addams Family Gets a Sequel Order With a Release Date Already Set

After the nice, long holiday weekend we just had, the studios of MGM and Uar, who were behind the latest animated version of The Addams Family that opened this weekend are very happy with the numbers that rolled in for the film. They are so happy, in fact, that the sequel has already been ordered and given a release date of October 22, 2021.

The film was co-written and co-directed by Conrad Vernon, who worked on great animated films like Shrek and Monsters Vs. Aliens, and co-director Greg Tiernan, who worked on his own slate of wonderfully animated films that include An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and many Thomas & Friends films.

The Addams Family starred Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Tituss Burgess and many more.

I’m assuming most cast members are set to come back,
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The Addams Family 2 Animated Sequel Will Arrive in Time for Halloween 2021

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The Addams Family 2 Animated Sequel Will Arrive in Time for Halloween 2021
Days after the release of the new animated movie in theaters, it has been revealed The Addams Family will be getting an official sequel. Additionally, a release date has already been attached to The Addams Family 2, with MGM/Uar setting a release date for Oct. 22, 2021. The news comes after the movie took advantage of the extra ticket sales the holiday weekend brought in for a 4-day opening of $35 million. This places The Addams Family in second place underneath Todd Phillips' Joker, but well above the Will Smith bomb Gemini Man which opened with $23 million against a $138 million budget.

Written by Matt Lieberman and Pamela Pettler, The Addams Family is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. Its ensemble cast brings in plenty of big names to voice the kooky cast of characters, including Charlize Theron as Morticia, Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley,
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‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works for October 2021 Release

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‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works for October 2021 Release
A sequel to the animated movie “The Addams Family” is in the works at MGM, and the studio has set a release date on Oct. 22, 2021, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The Addams Family” opened to $30.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend, finishing as the top new release and in second place behind “Joker.” It’s the first new release set for that date, and the film will open one week ahead of “Halloween Ends” from Universal.

United Artists Releasing will distribute the “Addams Family” sequel in the U.S., and Universal will release the film internationally.

Also Read: 'The Addams Family' Film Review: Creepy, Kooky Characters Live Again in Fun Animated Feature

The Addams Family” beat projections of $25 million in its opening weekend, and it’s still slated to roll out internationally beginning at the end of this month through early December.
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‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works With 2021 Release Date

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‘The Addams Family’ Sequel in the Works With 2021 Release Date
Just four days after its U.S. release, a sequel for “The Addams Family” has already been announced with a pre-Halloween release date of Oct. 22, 2021.

“The Addams Family 2” is the first film to land on that weekend. It’s opening a week after Universal launches its “Halloween Ends,” starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in her endless battle against Michael Myers.

The animated family comedy, handled through MGM’s United Artists Releasing, opened with $30 million, well above forecasts in the $21 million to $27 million range. The PG film follows Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester as they bring their love of the macabre to 21st century life in New Jersey.

The star-studded voice cast includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher and Snoop Dogg. Reviewers have been unimpressed, earning the film a 39% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which apparently did not deter moviegoers.
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The Addams Family 2 is Already Happening, Set for 2021

Joseph Baxter Oct 15, 2019

The animated revival of classic TV series The Addams Family is getting a sequel immediately after its profitable holiday weekend debut.

The Addams Family 2 is already set for more kooky, spooky and most likely ooky animated hijinks on the big screen, with the revival film coming off a successful Columbus Day weekend take at the box office. Moreover, the quickly-ordered sequel movie is already set to arrive in the Halloween season of 2021!

While the October 11 release of The Addams Family bowed just below the second week dominance of DC/Warner's buzz-heavy Joker, its holiday weekend opening nevertheless earned a 4-day total of $35 million; an immediately auspicious number for the $40 million-budgeted animated feature. Consequently, the studio collective of MGM and Uar didn’t need to take too much time in planning the sequel, with Deadline reporting on the early order, which also comes with a specific release date.
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‘The Addams Family 2’ Is In The Works After Great $35M+ 4-Day Weekend, MGM/Uar Set Fall 2021 Release

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‘The Addams Family 2’ Is In The Works After Great $35M+ 4-Day Weekend, MGM/Uar Set Fall 2021 Release
Exclusive: It’s happening. No, not Cousin It, rather MGM/Uar are already planning a sequel to this past weekend’s animated hit The Addams Family with a release date of Oct. 22, 2021. Currently there are no other wide entries on that date.

With Columbus Day holiday in effect and 42% K-12 schools off yesterday, the Conrad Vernon-Greg Tiernan $40M production raked in $4.8M yesterday for a 4-day of $35M opening in 2nd place, beating a $138M Will Smith production, Gemini Man, which tanked with $23M.

The Addams Family came to MGM boss Jonathan Glickman after producer Gail Berman and Ep Andrew Mittman secured the film rights from the Charles Addams estate. The estate headed by Kevin Miserocchi, always wanted to do an animated film. MGM launched the movie like an event pic with a $150M global promotional partner campaign, the largest outside their 007 franchise. Once Sausage Party‘s Vernon was aboard,
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'The Addams Family': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer

'The Addams Family': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer
The Addams Family began in 1938 as a single-panel illustration of a macabre life for The New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams. None of the cartoons had names until its popularity led to a 1960s television show starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, and later an animated series in the early 1970s. A revival  came in the early 1990s with two films starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci

The newest rendition of The Addams Family is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, who worked together on the raunchy 2016 animated film Sausage Party. The movie follows the family as they ...
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The Addams Family (2019) – Review

Move over Abominable, it’s time for another big animated feature film to hit the ole’ multiplex. Unlike the past Summer’s hit Toy Story 4 and the upcoming Frozen 2, it’s not a sequel, but it’s not exactly an original concept or idea. Even though the characters have been kicking around the pop culture ozone since 1937, they’re now in “uncharted territory”. Yes, it was over eighty years ago when Charles Addams debuted this frightfully funny family in the New Yorker magazine. They were part of a series of “one panel” cartoons so popular that they continued to pop up in issues, eventually being collected in book form. Eventually their creator gave them first names along with the same surname as the artist. It wasn’t until the 1960s that they gained their greatest fame as part of the fantasy TV sitcom fad. Now, there’s a bit
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‘The Addams Family’ Review: Beloved Creepy, Kooky Family Gets a Creaky, Kiddie Animated Origin Story

‘The Addams Family’ Review: Beloved Creepy, Kooky Family Gets a Creaky, Kiddie Animated Origin Story
When cartoonist Charles Addams created kooky Addams family as a one-page comic in the late 1930s, the initial gag hinged on how such a morbid clan couldn’t quite comprehend a world unsettled by their ghoulish ways. Over time, the family has permeated every inch of the entertainment complex, from TV shows to movies (and then more TV shows and movies), video games to a stage musical, even an incredibly popular pinball game. At its heart, however, the Addams family has always been a keen gothic metaphor for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast for embracing the macabre.

Which is why the Addams, for all their love of nasty things and affection for decidedly R-rated delights, is perfectly suited for a kid-friendly comedy about the perils of a world that doesn’t value individuality. Alas, that’s easier said than done: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon’s animated
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‘The Addams Family’ Film Review: Creepy, Kooky Characters Live Again in Fun Animated Feature

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‘The Addams Family’ Film Review: Creepy, Kooky Characters Live Again in Fun Animated Feature
There are certainly a lot of missed opportunities in the latest “The Addams Family” remake: Like why, if you have Oscar Isaac, would you turn him into just a voice in an animated film when the man is just a perfect, real-life Gomez?

And some of the animation choices don’t really convey why this creepy, kooky family has been so beloved for so many decades. Thankfully, other choices that seem out-of-the-box — Snoop Dogg as Cousin It? Christina Aguilera singing on the soundtrack? — help co-directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan (the duo behind “Sausage Party”) deliver an enjoyable, light-hearted Halloween treat that will surprisingly charm families and let them have a few laughs together.

On the wedding day of Gomez (voiced by Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron), the ceremony is overtaken by people who want these monsters out of their town. Chased out of yet another home by torch-bearing villagers,
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'The Addams Family': Film Review

'The Addams Family': Film Review
A movie so bland and forgettable it hardly merits a groan from the Frankenstein-like butler called Lurch, The Addams Family strongly suggests that directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon deserve little credit for 2016's Sausage Party, the hit they directed for writers/producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Even an ounce of that film's unpredictable edge (if not its raunchiness) would be welcome here, in what is, after all, a story relying on subversion of conventional values. Decades of commercial success and a famously infectious theme song suggest some attention will be paid to this dud, but no fan of cartoonist ...
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‘Joker’ Breaks Tuesday October Record With $13.9M, Will Continue To Make Serious B.O. This Weekend With $42M+

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‘Joker’ Breaks Tuesday October Record With $13.9M, Will Continue To Make Serious B.O. This Weekend With $42M+
Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron StudiosJoker earned $13.9 million on Tuesday, easily making it the best Tuesday at the October box office and continuing to pummel Sony’s Venom records from a year ago. That movie owned the previous October Tuesday high of $8.2M.

The domestic total for Todd Phillips’ R-rated movie stands at $119.8M through five days, 22% ahead of Venom at the same point in time. Venom ended its run at $213.5M, and as we mentioned over the weekend, industry estimates believe Joker will final around $265M.

Joker also bested a slew of other Tuesday autumn records as well: Similar to its Monday, Joker yesterday came in ahead of the highest September Tuesday, which belongs to It ($11.4M), and when compared to November Tuesdays, the pic is second behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($15.96M).

Joker is expected to continue to rule the weekend with around $42.5M, off 56%, ahead
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Can Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ or ‘Addams Family’ Upset ‘Joker’ at the Box Office?

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Through all the headlines and outrage, “Joker” has not loosened its grip on pop culture. With a $96 million opening weekend and strong audience reception, all signs point to a strong second weekend where it should stay No. 1 against two newcomers: Paramount/Skydance’s “Gemini Man” and UA/MGM’s “The Addams Family.”

Both new releases are projected for an opening in the low $20 million range, which “Joker” would be able to top even if it suffers a weekend-to-weekend drop of 65%. While such a drop is possible considering how the Warner Bros. release has outperformed many analysts’ expectations, a 65% drop would put it at around $33 million in its second weekend, which should be more than enough to hold on to the No. 1 spot.

Also Read: 'Joker' Sets New October Opening Day Record at Box Office

Meanwhile, “Gemini Man” will serve as a test of how strong Will Smith’s drawing power
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