Netflix continues its commitment to cranking out family hits with The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
Newly acquired from Sony, the animated feature will hit the streaming platform later this year. It comes from award-winning producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The pair won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines tells the story of 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 decides the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.
“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,” said Lord and Miller.
The movie features the voices of Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, and Blake Griffin. Also credited? Doug The Pug. (Do you count that as voice acting?)
Melissa Cobb, VP of Original Animation at Netflix, praised the project.
“We want Netflix to be the place where families can come and enjoy stories together. And while we know no two families are the same, we think the Mitchells will immediately endear themselves to yours,” said Cobb.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines does not have a release date at this time.