The Addams Family Returns

They’ve started as single panel comic art gags, then been live-action, animated, and even a Broadway musical. One thing’s for certain — the Addams Family will always, always return from the graveyard. Their latest appearance will be animated once more, arriving in cinemas for Halloween, of course. The regret is that with a cast this perfect, it should be live-action. Oscar Isaac plays Gomez, the patriarch, and Charlize Theron is Morticia. Nick Kroll channels Jackie Coogan but with his own flair as Uncle Fester.

The teaser shows a family that owes as much to the 1960s television series as creator Charles Addams’ original work — maybe more so. It’s got the right sense of the macabre, but as yet… not the snap. We shall see.

About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at