Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (ex China) to The Mitchells vs. The Machines (formerly Connected) from Sony Pictures Animation.
The original animated comedy is produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller whose film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The Mitchells vs. The Machines is directed by Mike Rianda and co-directed by Jeff Rowe. The screenplay is written by Rianda and Rowe.
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht produced the film and Will Allegra, Louis Koo Tin Lok executive produced. The film stars Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Blake Griffin and Doug The Pug.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines is an original animated comedy about an everyday family's struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world! When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, 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.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines will be released worldwide on Netflix later this year and joins acquisitions like the recently released Spongebob: Sponge on the Run (ex North America), as well as this year’s Wish Dragon. They complement Netflix’s fast growing original slate of animated features which includes Academy Award Nominated Klaus, Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys, Glen Keane’s Over the Moon; as well as the upcoming comedy Back to the Outback directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure, Chris Williams’ The Sea Beast, Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild, Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Wendy Rogers’ The Magician’s Elephant, and an Aardman sequel to Chicken Run.