The Addams Family goes back to its animated roots in the upcoming movie. The first trailer for October’s The Addams Family is fittingly creepy and kooky — and has a pretty heartfelt message of inclusivity.
The animated comedy is seperate from the three live-action Addams family films made in the 1990s, starring Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, and Christopher Lloyd. This movie stars Oscar Isaac as the voice of Gomez Addams, Charlize Theron as Morticia, Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley, and Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday.
The Addams Family will follow the off-beat, “spoopy” family as they try to plan a family reunion, while dealing with a scheming reality-TV host played by Allison Janney. Previously, a poster revealed the character designs.
This will be the family’s first animated theatrical feature — but certainly not their first animated appearance or theatrical one. The Addams Family began as a single-panel New Yorker cartoon by Charles Addams in the 1930s, before becoming a live-action television show in the 1960s, two separate animated shows (one in the ’70s and one in the ’90s), three live-action movies in the ’90s, and a Broadway musical.
The new animated movie comes out on Oct. 11.