Netflix sets April premiere for The Mitchells vs. The Machines!
Just two months after landing the global rights to the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller-produced animated adventure, Netflix has taken to Twitter to unveil an April premiere date for the ensemble pic The Mitchells vs. The Machines! In addition, the streaming platform revealed a slew of new voice talent joining the ensemble roster including Fred Armisen, Charlyne Yi, Sasheer Zamata, Jay Pharoah, Chrissy Teigen and many more, which can be viewed below!
The film, previously titled Connected, is an animated comedy centered on Katie Mitchell, a creative outsider who is accepted into the film school of her dreams, only to see her plans of meeting “her people” dashed when her nature-loving dad Rick elects to take the whole family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda, her quirky little brother Aaron and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi, on a road trip to Katie’s school for one final family-bonding trip before she leaves for college. Their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising all around the world as the electronic devices people love decide it’s time to take over and, with the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!
The voice cast is led by: Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) as Katie Mitchell, Danny McBride (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie) as Rick Mitchell, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6) as Linda Mitchell, director Mike Rianda as Aaron. It will also feature the voices of Eric Andre (The Lion King) as tech inventor Mark Bowman and Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Siri-like voice assistant called PAL.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines marks the feature directorial debut of Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls), who penned the script with co-director Jeff Rowe, and with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) are producing through their Lord Miller Productions banner along with Kurt Albrecht. The animated adventure will hit Netflix on April 30!