Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for the new animated film from the Oscar-winning team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The LEGO Movie” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), “The Mitchells Vs. the Machines.” In the first look, the inventive animated adventure unfolds, showing a world where the machines take over and only one unlikely family is left to save the world. Think of a “Terminator” tale for all ages.
The film features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Beck Bennett, Fred Armisen, Eric Andre, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman. According to its press release, “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” “is about embracing the things that make us unique, learning what it means to be human in a world increasingly filled with technology, and holding tight to the people most important to you when the unexpected hits.”
The official synopsis follows:
From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an 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 Mitchells vs. The Machines,” directed by Mike Rianda, written by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe and produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Kurt Albrecht, will release on Netflix April 30.
Watch the first trailer below: