‘The Addams Family’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron & More Voice Animated Film

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The first trailer has arrived for The Addams Family, an upcoming animated movie featuring a voice cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron and Chloë Grace Moretz.

Based on the comics of the same name by Charles Addams, the animated feature finds the Addams family unravelling when they face-off against a treacherous, greedy crafty reality TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

As a first trailer, it’s okay. The humour doesn’t quite land, although the animation is nice and the voice cast is strong. There’s also the fact that it’s directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, the duo that helmed the adult animated comedy Sausage Party, so there’s that. We’ll see.

The Addams Family, also featuring voice work from Finn Wolfhard (one of the stars of It, which gets a big reference in the trailer below), Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney, hits US cinemas on October 11 and arrives in Australia on October 5.

Official synopsis for The Addams Family:

Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.