Trailer: Netflix pits The Mitchells vs the Machines this April
Staff Reporter | On 31, Mar 2021
Netflix is putting The Mitchells vs the Machines this April – and a new trailer gives us a glimpse of the ensuing chaos.
From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie, the 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.
The film has a voice cast that includes Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman and Fred Armisen. You can see and hear them all in action on 30th April, when the movie premieres worldwide on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
The Mitchells vs the Machines: Netflix picks up Lord & Miller animation
22nd January 2021
Netflix has picked up the worldwide rights to The Mitchells vs the Machines.
The animated feature (previously titled Connected) is directed by Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and co-directed by Jeff Rowe with a screenplay by the pair. If follows Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider who is accepted into the film school of her dreams. But her plans to meet “her people” at college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.
Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda (voiced by Maya Rudolph), her quirky little brother Aaron (voiced by Mike Rianda), and the family’s pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones to appliances and an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world.
With Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) producing, the Sony Pictures animation is something of a hot ticket. With the film’s planned release date of October 2020 impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Netflix has pounced and snapped up the movie wholesale, with Deadline reporting that a price tag of about $110 million was paid for the global rights (excluding China).
The deal follows a number of completed projects snapped up by Netflix for release since the coronavirus outbreak, including The Trial of the Chicago and Lovebirds from Paramount.