I don't think the Addams Family would work in anything other than live action. Part of the charm is seeing real people act in bizarre ways with weirdo props and such.
I agree. I also think the ones with Raul Julia were great mainly because the cast worked. All the key players nailed their characters, plus the set and atmosphere were both very well done. I honestly think this next film will be as dull as the Addams Family Saturday morning cartoon that came after the movies.
Well, Burton DID do The Corpse Bride. And, surprise surprise, that's my favorite film of his in the past 15 years.
Also, I have to agree. When it comes to an ensemble cast bringing life to characters from the page (a single panel comic, in this case), I don't think it was ever done better than the Addams Family. Great films. Raul Julia will always be Gomez.