‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Trailer: A Family Takes on Tech in Netflix Animated Film Originally at Sony


Take a look at the official trailer Netflix has released for The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated film that Sony was originally set to drop in 2020.

Also once known as Connected, this long-awaited pic is produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the filmmakers behind The Lego Movie and the phenomenal Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. It also marks the feature directorial debut for Michael Rianda and is co-directed by Jeff Rowe, who both worked as writers on Disney animated series Gravity Falls.

The plot follows the Mitchells, a quirky, dysfunctional family whose road trip is upended when they find themselves in a robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope. The big voice cast includes Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman.

We’ve been waiting a while for this one! The Mitchells vs. The Machines will be hitting Netflix on April 30th.

Official synopsis for The Mitchells vs. The Machines:

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right?


It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.


Directed by Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls), produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and Kurt Albrecht, and featuring the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman, The Mitchells vs. The Machines is about embracing the things that make us unique, learning what it means to be human in a world increasingly filled with technology, and holding tight to the people most important to you when the unexpected hits.


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