‘The Addams Family’ Is Coming Back as an Animated Movie

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One of the original horror comedies is returning. The Addams Family, which originated as a single panel New Yorker cartoon in the 1930s and became famous on a string of TV shows from the 60s through the 90s, is set to return as animated movie written by Corpse Bride and Monster House writer Pamela Pettler. It’ll officially be the fourth Addams movie, after 1991’s The Addams Family, 1993’s Addams Family Values, and the straight-to-video Addams Family Reunion from 1998.

A reboot of the macabre family’s franchise had been in the works a few years ago, when Tim Burton was set to co-write and produce a stop-motion version based on the original drawings of creator Charles Addams, but the project was cancelled.