After teasing its upcoming family movies last week, Netflix just acquired another big animated titled, The Mitchells vs. The Machines. The Sony film, which comes from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, was originally slated to premiere in theaters last September as Connected, but has since been retitled and scheduled for a streaming release, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines boasts a stacked cast, with Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Olivia Colman and more all voicing characters in the family comedy. The film, which comes from director Mike Rianda, follows a family embarking on a road trip that turns into a technological disaster. While sending their daughter Katie (Jacobson) off to her dream college, the Mitchells run into trouble when the world’s devices stage an uprising, throwing everything into chaos. Thankfully, the’ve got the help of two robots who team up with the Mitchells to help save the world from its own creations.
Rianda, who also wrote the screenplay, described his upcoming movie as “personal” and an ode to his own “very weird family,” adding, “I’m so grateful to all the incredible artists that poured their love and passion into this project to make it a reality, and to everyone at Sony who believed in us and were on board to make a different kind of animated movie.”
Lord and Miller shared in a statement, “We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm Netflix has expressed for this movie with this acquisition and grateful to everyone at Sony for making a great picture with us and finding a big way to bring it to audiences. We’re really proud of the film we all made together, plus we understand our subscription fees are waived in perpetuity as part of the deal? We’re not lawyers but it does sound right to us.”
The Mitchells and The Machines is set to premiere on Netflix later this year, joining a list of family-friendly releases that includes A Winter’s Tale From Shaun the Sheep, Wish Dragon, The Loud House Movie, Robin Robin, and Back to the Outback.
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