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A dysfunctional family goes up against a robot apocalypse in Lord & Miller’s new animated movie

Just family bonding things!

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producers of Into the Spider-Verse and writers and directors of The Lego Movie, The Mitchells vs. the Machines follows a dysfunctional family that must save the world from a legion of evil machines.

Tech-savvy aspiring filmmaker Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson) is excited to go to the college of her dreams and meet people she vibes with. But when her old-fashion father (Danny McBride) surprises her with a road trip to take her to school, she is less than thrilled. Things take a dark turn, though, when electronic devices decide it’s time to take over the world and rise up against humans. Just family bonding things!

Previously titled Connected, The Mitchells vs. the Machines was supposed to premiere last September in theaters, but was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Netflix picked up the flick in January 2021 and reverted back to the movie’s original title.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines premieres on Netflix on April 30.

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