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Addams Family CG Movie

Post by gaastra » June 5th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Cast and first look. They look--strange.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Ben » June 5th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Strange?

Um...well, yes, it’s intentional...they look like Charles Addams' characters... :?

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by EricJ » June 6th, 2018, 1:15 am

Ben wrote:Strange?
Um...well, yes, it’s intentional...they look like Charles Addams' characters... :?
....Sort of.
Margaux Needler, the reality TV makeover queen, is consumed with a desire for absolute suburban, pastel perfection.
(Yep, I think we know what happened to that stop-motion version Tim Burton wanted to make... :roll:
Before he turned it into "Dark Shadows", that is.)

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Randall » June 6th, 2018, 1:41 am

I'd say that's a pretty close representation of the characters. Lurch is looking more skeleton-like, and Uncle has a pointier nose, but otherwise they're quite recognizable as Addams' family.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Ben » June 6th, 2018, 7:10 am

No "sort of" about it!

They are CG representations of Addams' originals, albeit with a nose tweak or two as Rand noted. Closer than the Burton mockups and the previous live-action features for sure!


And...didn’t Burton's Addams pitch come after Dark Shadows...?

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by EricJ » June 6th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Ben wrote:And...didn’t Burton's Addams pitch come after Dark Shadows...?
Pretty sure this was before--This was around the same time as Bryan Singer didn't get to do his new TV-reboot either, and had to settle for rebooting "The Munsters" into a gay-pride allegory...Eh, close enough.
(Which, as critics of the TAF Broadway musical pointed out, pretty much goes against the whole concept of Addams' cartoons and the 60's series, but there's no thinking like wishful thinking.)

Either way, there's a reason Johnny Depp and the other Collinses were doing Addams' "My Family" pose on the Dark Shadows poster.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by gaastra » March 29th, 2019, 3:40 pm


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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by EricJ » March 29th, 2019, 8:27 pm

gaastra wrote:Teaser poster plus trailer coming april 10.
https://www.cbr.com/addams-family-animated-poster/
And...Thing's still a disembodied hand, which even Chas. Addams explained straight out in the original TV show's bible that he wasn't.

(Originally, Thing was just the thing hiding under the stairs, too bashful to show himself or speak, but lending help where necessary.)

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Dacey » March 30th, 2019, 12:05 am

I'm fully sold on the cast...except for Theron, for whatever reason, who didn't seem "comfortable" with voice work for at least some of Kubo.
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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Ben » March 30th, 2019, 4:08 am

So is this still stop-motion or does Conrad Vernon's name indicate that it moved over to CG production? I’d rather see this material, disembodied hand or not, in puppet animation, which for some reason would seem to fit its quirkiness more than another generic CG movie.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by gaastra » March 31st, 2019, 9:37 pm

Think it's cg.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by gaastra » April 9th, 2019, 4:28 pm

Trailer.


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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by EricJ » April 9th, 2019, 6:14 pm

At least it's "classic" Addams from the TV series and cartoon, where the family thinks it's "normal"--
Not the more wishful, ahem, gee-ay-eye attempts at social soapbox-spin we've gotten from Tim Burton, Bryan Singer and Broadway, that wanted to portray them as "Rebelliously flying their freak-flag to the establishment, and doing things the way they want to!"...Umm, no.
(Even Barry Sonnenfeld's "Addams Family Values" gave into the temptation, and tried to portray Wednesday & co. as "avengers" against Mean Un-PC people...And notice how the trailer skips over "Margaux Needler" and her search for "perfection".)

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I'd been watching the original TV series on disk--still one of the three smartest-written sitcoms of the 60's :D--and on the commentary, Lisa "Wednesday" Loring said that two of the most common fan questions she gets at conventions are 1) "Was John Astin trying to play Gomez as Groucho Marx?", and 2) where she stands on the great Addams vs. Munsters debate.

She said she answers both by saying that The Munsters was a Three Stooges comedy, while the Addamses was a Marx Brothers comedy: In the Stooges comedies, the three would try to get some respectable mainstream job, like plumbers or housepainters, and because they were knuckleheads, make a mess of it...While the Marxes would invade some fortress of respectability, like the opera or high-society, bring their own warped logic, and normal folk would be powerless to stop them.
In the Munsters episodes, Herman & Lily delusionally believe they're a "typical" suburban family, and don't know why everyone runs off in a panic...While in the Addams episodes, someone thinks he can swindle the Addams out of their money or influence, and after setting foot in the illogical alternate-universe of the mansion, ends up wishing he hadn't, while Gomez & 'Tish, still unscathed, remain happily unaware that anyone could have intended them ill will.

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Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Post by Ben » April 9th, 2019, 8:13 pm

Hmmm...looks like a second-tier Igor type level feature. Hopefully the writing will lift it a bit, but probably not...

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