Creepy clan The Addams Family are set to rise again in a new animated movie.

Created by Charles Addams for a U.S. magazine cartoon strip in 1938, the Gothic bunch appeared on the big screen in 1991's The Addams Family and also in Addams Family Values in 1993.

The original movies starred Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia as peculiar parents Morticia and Gomez Addams, and now the family is set for a comeback in cartoon form.

Pamela Pettler will pen the script for the Mgm production. She's no stranger to writing the screenplay for spooky animated films - she wrote Corpse Bride and Monster House.

The new project comes three years (10) after Tim Burton scrapped his plans to create a cartoon reboot of The Addams Family.