Everyone's favourite spooky family is back in this animated comedy sequel offering delightful kooky Addams wackiness for a new generation.
The Addams Family 2
In this all-new animated adventure, we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up skipping family dinners and totally consumed with scream time.
To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?
Amazing fight scenes, Addams’ wackiness and a giant sea creature come into play, and The Addams prove that family-first is the best philosophy, with a few tricks up their sleeves to keep people on the edge of their seats. For director Conrad Vernon - who also helmed the first movie - creating a story that operated on many levels was important.
“I’ve always tried to entertain everybody,” he says, directing from a screenplay by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Ben Queen and Susanna Fogel. “I have parents telling me all the time how much they enjoy sitting down to watch The Addams Family with their kids. And I have siblings who have children who are always happy to have things that appeal to them too.”
“I thought doing The Addams Family in animation would give it a new spin and a new twist,” Vernon says of the initial idea for reimagining the franchise. “But I also believed we could use it to pay homage to the original Charles Addams - a brand new version paying homage to the very first version. And I thought that that was different and interesting enough to introduce this family to a new, uh, to a new generation.”
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