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CPLG named EMEA licensing agent for The Addams Family

CPLG has been appointed the EMEA licensing agent for the animated feature film The Addams Family on behalf of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures.

Based on the famous New Yorker creations of Charles Addams, this is the first-ever Addams Family origins story with a modern day twist. The animated action-comedy will follow the Addams family whose lives unravel when they enter the world of reality TV.

CPLG will develop a cross-category licensing programme to include dress-up, partyware, apparel, accessories, toys and games, health and beauty and confectionery inspired by the family.

Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Bette Middler and Allison Janney will each lend their voice to the family line up of Gomez Addams, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma and Margaux Needler.

The Addams Family is a satirical inversion of the American ideal; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them frightening. THey originally appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single-panel cartoons by Charles Addams, published between 1938 and 1988.

The Addams Family will be distributed theatrically in the US by MGM on october 18th 2019.

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