By Tony Rizzo
Remember “The Addams Family,” the creepy, kooky sitcom that ran for 64
episodes in the mid-1960s, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones as Gomez and
Morticia Addams? It was revived for two films with Raul Julia and Anjelica
Huston in the starring roles in ‘91 and ‘93. With Raul Julia’s death, a ‘98 film reboot
starred Tim Curry as Gomez and Daryl Hannah as Morticia. That year, ABC
Family revived the series, again with John Astin as Gomez, which ran 65 episodes.
This summer I saw “The Addams Family” (the musical) on Broadway with
Brooke Shields and Roger Rees (of “Cheers”) as Morticia and Gomez. Now,
Tim Burton plans to write, produce and possibly direct a stop-action animated film
of “The Addams Family” along the lines of his “Nightmare Before Xmas” film.