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The Addams Family

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
The Addams Family

They're creepy and they're kooky! And never out of style! The outlandishly original and ghoulishly glorious first family of fright are back in "The Addams Family" a new animated feature-length film available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital and starring the voice talents of Oscar Isaacs, Charlize Theron and Allison Janney. Since their introduction by original illustrator/creator Charles Addams in the 1930s, the Addams Family's haunted antics have always been something of inspired social commentary and comedy.

Always unbridled and never constrained by social norms, The Addams Family introduced for this new generation capitalizes on all of the familiar tropes from the classic comic strips, to the iconic television series — all the familiar faces and inside jokes are captured in a gorgeously immersive animated experience that doesn't deviate from the famous lines and designs we've all come to know and love. The theme becomes all the more relevant to audiences today, as the main narrative is about celebrating your authentic self and acceptance.

The story follows the origins of the Addams, from the wedding day of the two most notable Addams, Gomez and Morticia, voiced respectfully by Isaacs and Theron — both A-list actors capture the spirit of the heads of the family beautifully. Sadly on what would have been their honeymoon, the pair along with the rest of their clan are chased out of the Eastern European village and are forced to relocate! The Addams must find a new place to live, a country that is tolerant and accepting of all people — so they find their perfect nest in New Jersey!

It isn't long before the local townspeople learn about their eerie neighbors who have converted the hilltop asylum into their own palatial family estate. Wednesday, Addams' eldest daughter is also increasingly curious about what's beyond the gates. With the Addams clan soon gathering to observe their other son, Pugsley's "coming of age" ceremony — literally all bedlam is about to break loose! "The Addams Family" animated movie is sweet and heart-warming and will resonate with all ages. The disc is also loaded with oodles of additional bonus content!

"The Addams Family" starring the voices of Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron
available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital,
$22.99/$17.96
www.addamsfamily.movie

Bonus features include Deleted and Extended Scenes, an analysis of a scene, music videos and more.

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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