Addams family stop-motion video shows Lurch spooking the thing
Stop-motion artist Lawrence Becker shares a new video for The Addams Family 2 featuring a spooky Thing Lurch pumpkin carving.
Stop-motion artist Lawrence Becker shares new video for The Addams Family 2 with a scary Lurch Thing pumpkin carving. Based on the characters originally created by Charles Addams, the first animated film turned out to be a surprise box office success in 2019, although reviews were mixed. The film’s financial success would see United Artists Releasing choose to go ahead with a sequel with original directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon returning to the helm.
The Addams Family 2 sees the titular family go on a road trip in an effort by Morticia and Gomez to bond a bit more with their children before they grow up and leave their parents. The film saw the return of voice stars Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler and Snoop Dogg as well as franchise newcomers Javon Walton, Wallace Shawn and Bill Hader. After numerous delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the film was released in theaters and digital platforms on October 1.
In the wake of the film’s release, Becker teamed up with The Addams Family 2studio to create a special stop-motion video for the animated sequel. The video sees Thing ringing a doorbell carved from a small pumpkin, which summons Lurch to a larger pumpkin nearby who then scares the disembodied hand. Check out the artistic video below:
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Stop-motion video for The Addams Family 2 is certainly a cute extension of the movie’s hijinks, though it actually has an interesting connection to the franchise’s past. Prior to the start of development of the MGM animated films, Tim Burton was developing a stop-motion adaptation of The Addams Family for Illumination Entertainment on which he would co-write, co-produce and possibly direct, although it is quietly canceled during development. The goth director will get a second chance on the material, however, as he’s set to helm the Netflix series. Wednesday with Jenna Ortega as the Addams Girl.
Becker’s stop-motion video for The Addams Family 2 may also be a better treat for critics than the movie itself. Sitting at a low 23% review approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the animated sequel has seen generally worse reviews than its predecessor, with reviews primarily aimed at its brighter humor and story, a further departure from the source material. . The film is not without its fans, however, as it is currently 69% approved by audiences at Rotten Tomatoes, who generally agree that the film will satisfy young viewers. The public can decide who to side with as The Addams Family 2 is now available in PVOD and theaters.
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