Connected trailer: Saving the world can be a trip
Sony Pictures Animation has released the official trailer for Academy Award-winning producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming sci-fi comedy animated film Connected, featuring the Mitchell family as their normal family road trip unexpectedly leads them to saving the world against evil robots. Starring Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph and director Mike Rianda, you can check out the video in the player below!
Connected (formerly titled as 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, 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 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, her quirky little brother Aaron, and the family’s delightfully chubby 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, to 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!
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.
Connected will be the feature directorial debut of Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) who wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. 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 adventure comedy film will arrive in theaters on September 18.