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The Mitchells vs. The Machines: Everything We Know

December 18, 2019
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Road trip movies are thoroughly entertaining and have proven to be apt premises for movies appealing to a diverse set of audiences, be it adults or the complete family. They feature the most adequate concept for exploring varying characters and the template is extremely suitable for easily weaving in a tale of resolving-the-differences. Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ combines the road trip premise with the genre of science fiction.

To be more specific, it combines the tech uprising concept with that of the road trip and the dysfunctional family. The fact that it is meant to be an animated movie suitable for all ages only serves to enhance its appeal. Just think of the 2006 film, ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ The live-action movie about a family traveling across the country was lauded for its hilariously heart-touching story. Now combine that with a robot uprising and picturesque animation. Voila! You now have the recipe for a promising animated flick.

Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming movie. While the voice-over cast has not been revealed yet, we do have some information regarding the crew details, its basic plot and an expected release date. Just like you, we hope to be hearing more details very soon too. Here’s hoping that Sony Pictures Animation is able to select a voice-over cast that is as compelling as the movie’s crew and concept.

The Mitchells vs the Machines Plot: What is it about?

As mentioned earlier, ‘Mitchells vs the Machines’ is a movie that combines the road trip premise with the genre of science fiction, specifically a technology uprising. The movie focuses on a loving but dysfunctional family, the Mitchells. It depicts the family and their chubby pug deciding to go on a road trip. However, their plans of a life-changing family experience are foiled when the uprising of technology threatens apocalypse and the destruction of humankind. They face a deadly situation where their phones, self-driving cars and all other forms of technology begin to develop their own conscience and turn against their very own creators: mankind.

The story is set in a near-future fictional world where advanced, personal robots have become commonplace. However, the tech uprising makes these robots deadly predators. Luckily for the Mitchells, they have the assistance of a couple of malfunctioning robots that do not turn against them. However, the family will still need to resolve their personal differences with each other and work as a united team to survive and possibly save the planet.

The Mitchells vs the Machines Crew: Who is Behind it?

While no details about the movie’s cast have been revealed yet, we have some information regarding the people who will work behind the camera. ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines’ is being produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Lord and Miller have previously worked on ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse’ and ‘The Lego Movie.’ Both the movies received widespread critical acclaim for their charming and innovative animation style. The former was lauded for its visual style that resembled a comic book and for its inclusive spin on the iconic superhero story. It went on to win the Best Animated Feature Award at the Oscars. Lord and Miller serve as producers for that movie.

The latter, on the other hand, was praised for its thoughtful story and persistent humor that makes it enjoyable for audiences of all ages. Lord and Miller serve as directors of the ‘The Lego Movie.’

‘The Mitchells vs the Machines’ is directed by Mike Rianda, with the assistance of Jeff Rowe who serves as the co-director. Rianda and Rowe also serve as the movie’s screenwriters. The duo has previously worked together on the television series, ‘Gravity Falls.’

The movie is backed by Sony Pictures Animation. The studio has been responsible for animated films such as ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and ‘Surf’s Up.’

The Mitchells vs. the Machines Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ is scheduled to release on September 18, 2020. If Sony Pictures Animation’s recent offerings are anything to go by, this movie will be a roller-coaster ride, filled with riveting action, delightful visuals and all-appealing charm. After all, the studio did manage to end Disney/Pixar’s winning streak at the Oscars. Hence, this project certainly seems to have tons of promising prospects.

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