Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has informed that digital entertainment outfit Cinesite Studios will provide CG animation and VFX for its upcoming feature film based on the macabre panel cartoon The Addams Family by Charles Addams.
The film, that is being produced at Cinesite’s Vancouver, BC studio, s being overseen by line producer Barbara Zelinski. More than 200 artists, technicians and support staff are expected to be employed on the film during production.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with MGM and their trust in us as a leading animation studio to re-introduce The Addams Family to a brand-new generation,” said Antony Hunt, Group CEO. “We’re looking forward to welcoming A‐class talent from across Canada and beyond to join our growing crew in Vancouver,” he added.
The film is being directed by Conrad Vernon who is also producing it along with Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz. Worldwide Motion Pictures is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Cinesite opened its animation division in Montreal in 2014 and has since completed production on The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Gnome Alone and Charming (3QU Media).
Production on The Addams Family, the studio’s fourth CG feature, will be based in British Columbia while Cinesite’s Quebec studio would work on the remaining projects within 3QU Media’s slate and other feature animation productions in development.