Apparently Hollywood is feeling the Halloween spirit as according to reports, MGM is in the final stages of rebooting a classic franchise as an animated film. It’s been over twenty years since we last saw The Addams family on the big screen but that seems like it’s about to change.
This is interesting news for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is it means a return for The Addams Family for the first time in a very long time. But MGM isn’t rebooting this as a live action remake of the Barry Sonnefeld films, rather it’s going to be an animated outing which is very strange to hear coming form MGM.
To put a perspective on this, Pixar and DreamWorks are animation companies that are aligned with major studios, but MGM doesn’t have that. The last animated film that MGM released was 1996′s All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 so it’s safe to say it’s been a long time since they’ve had an animated film, let alone a hit animated film.
Still, that hasn’t deterred MGM from wanting to reboot a major franchise and do so in a format they haven’t waded into for a very long time. It should no doubt be an interesting process to watch develop and there’s no guarantee that we will actually see the film. But MGM is getting the wheels turning and that’s good news for fans of The Addams Family.