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    Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton has found a new 3D project. He will direct a stop-motion animated film based on Charles Addams' original ghoulish cartoon drawings of The Addams Family. Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-based family film unit headed by Chris Meledandri, has acquired the underlying rights of the Addams drawings, once a staple of The New Yorker magazine.

    Other than being inspired by the same source material, the animated feature is unrelated to previous incarnations of Addams’ work, the 60s TV series, the two `90s feature film comedies that Barry Sonnenfeld directed with Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston, or the Broadway musical opening this spring with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth in the starring roles.

    Meladandri will produce the film. Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation will be executive producer. A writer will be hired shortly. Burton, whose visual creations are currently on display at a MOMA exhibit that opened last November, is expected to provide much of the visual look of the film himself.

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Mmm, I was very interested until I saw that it's going to be stop-motion animation.
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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    I'm still interested! I've been a fan of the Addams Family ever since I can remember. Add Tim Burton to the mix and I'm totally looking forward to it. Sounds like a match made in....well......the Addams Family cemetary?




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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Nobody can play Gomez like Raul Julia!

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    It almost seems too obvious and easy as a choice from a style perspective.

    At the Academy's Animated Feature Symposium on March 4th 'Coraline' director Henry Selick was indirectly asked about Tim Burton. He very pointedly stated that Burton while excited about producing 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was not patient enough to be around for the actual work of stop-motion animation as a director.

    This turn of events should provide a nice career challenge for him at best.

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie313 View Post
    Nobody can play Gomez like Raul Julia!
    aw, I miss him. Such a cutie.



    Hope Johnny plays Gomez....yummmy.

    And who will Helena play?




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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    I guess Burton has run out of idea's and can only take others work and point it in his view....kinda said to see an artist lose his creativity.

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie313 View Post
    Nobody can play Gomez like Raul Julia!
    No body can play Gomez like John Astin.

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    I guess Burton has run out of idea's and can only take others work and point it in his view....kinda said to see an artist lose his creativity.
    I agree. The original 60's tv show was based on a cartoon/comic, then in the 90's the movie was made based on the TV series. While I enjoyed the first remake of the original series, the 60's tv show had a certain campy, fun, quality to it. To do yet another remake of a remake, abet with a slightly different format has no appeal to me. Nightmare before Christmas was more original, and Alice in Wonderland, for all of its wonderful visual effects and new take on and old story... is just that. Same song, different dance. Bring us something totally new and original.




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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Autopsy View Post
    Mmm, I was very interested until I saw that it's going to be stop-motion animation.
    Conversely, I wasn't very interested until I saw that it's going to be in stop-motion animation .
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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    There was also The New Addams Family on FOX for 2 years in the late 90's, and there were two different cartoon series, one by Hannah Barbarra in the 70's, and another Addams Family cartoon around 1992.

    And yes, John Astin was THE definitive Gomez!

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    John Astin ftw!

    But...srsly. STOP. THE. IDEA. RECYCYLING.

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    No Raul Julia was better, I like John Astin. But not as Gomez, he was better as the Judge in The Frighteners.

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Doesn't matter who was the greatest because now we're gonna get Johnny Depp as Gomez and Helena Bonham Carter as Morticia. I would put some serious money on that.
    What an idiot....

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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    I think Tui hit the nail on the head.




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    Re: Tim Burton's next: 'The Addams Family'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tui View Post
    Doesn't matter who was the greatest because now we're gonna get Johnny Depp as Gomez and Helena Bonham Carter as Morticia. I would put some serious money on that.
    Depp and Co. is getting boring. and Can't Burton do anything besides twisted dark "spooky stuff" ?
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