If the animation style of “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” seems familiar, it’s because its from the same people who brought “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” to the big screen back in 2018. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producers on the film, which makes me want to see it even more now. It has this unique visual style that blends CGI with colorful traditional hand-drawn animation. Being fans of their work on “The Lego Movie” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” I can’t wait to see it. What’s more, it’s more of a original story than anything the two has worked on previously.
“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 said about the acquisition earlier this year. “We’re really proud of the film we all made together, plus we understand our subscription fees are waived in perpetuity as part of the deal? We’re not lawyers but it does sound right to us.”
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “The Mitchells vs. The Machines:”
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” features the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Charlyne Yi, Blake Griffin, Conan O’Brien, Doug the Pug, Sasheer Zamata, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, and Jay Pharoah.
“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” hits Netflix on April 30, 2021.