Last year, it was announced that the same people behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse were going to release their next movie Connected in September of 2020, but since the pandemic happened, it looks like the film had to wait for a different release window. What’s great is, the movie is now coming to Netflix and it has a whole different name – The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines is now set to come to Netflix on April 30. Here’s the announcement:
— The Mitchells vs. The Machines (@MitchellsMovie) March 23, 2021
Here’s the official description:
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (formerly Connected) is an original animated comedy about an everyday family’s struggle to relate while technology rises up around the world! When Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), 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 (voiced by Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.
Seeing that Into the Spider-Verse was such a critical darling, a lot of people can’t wait to see what’s in store for The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Admittedly, Connected was kind of a bland title for the film, but The Mitchells vs. The Machines feels like it undermines the core theme of the movie which is about connection between family members. Then again, I think movie will just speak for itself. Hopefully Netflix and Sony have a marketing plan for the film that’s more than just ‘family fights robots.’
We can’t let Disney and Pixar have all the ‘thought-provoking’ animated movies.
Catch The Mitchells vs. The Machines when it hits Netflix on April 30.