American cartoonist Charles Addams made the figures in 1938, initially as a series of single-panel cartoons published in The New Yorker. They had been his satirical sendup of American”family values,” turning the whole social frame upside down. The characters proved so popular that ABC created a 1964 live-action sitcom, The Addams Family, based on them. (Not everyone was pleased with the development. Wallace Shawn was editor of The New Yorker in the moment, and his refined sensibilities were allegedly so perplexed by the TV show he actually banned Addams Family cartoons from the magazine; the personalities did not return to its pages until he retired in 1987.) Remarks
Animated versions of the household have emerged frequently in film and TV since the 1970s, and Fox unsuccessfully tried to revive the first TV series in 1998 with The New Addams Family. Nevertheless, it had been two live-action feature films in 1991 and 1993, respectively, which identified their ideology in popular culture: The Addams Family and Addams Family Values.

One of America’s most iconic fictional households is becoming a different reboot with MGM’s new animated film The Addams Family.

MGM simply dropped the first teaser for its animated reboot of The Addams Family, and it’s precisely what you’d expect from the franchise–no more, no less. Do I seem a teensy bit? Chalk it up to exhaustion.