Saturday, November 02, 2013

Animated Horror

Meant to note this earlier in the week:

... The durable Addams Family is heading for another incarnation, this time as an MGM animated movie.

MGM is in final negotiations with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun to produce an animated film based on the comedically macabre clan, based on the cartoons created by Charles Addams.

Pamela Pettler, whose credits include “Corpse Bride” and “Monster House,” has been signed to write the screenplay. The film will be exec produced by Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi. ...

Pluses: The Addams Family has a proven record of success in television and movies. On the other hand:

... Chris Meledandri’s Illumination had been developing a Tim Burton-helmed, stop-motion “The Addams Family” movie, but disclosed earlier this year that it had ditched the project. ...

Does Mr. Meledandri know something others don't? Or did the Burton partnership just not pan out? Of course, there's no reason that other filmmakers can't crack the code, but still in all, M-G-M hasn't been known for its animated product since the days of Tom and Jerry.


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