Netflix has released the official The Mitchells vs. The Machines trailer from producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in their new animated adventure. The movie, written and directed by Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls) and Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Disenchantment), is set to premiere on April 30 on the streamer. The film follows a dysfunctional family’s road trip that is upended when they find themselves in the middle of a robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines centers on Katie Mitchell, a creative outsider who is accepted into the film school of her dreams, only to see her plans of meeting “her people” dashed when her nature-loving dad Rick elects to take the whole family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda, her quirky little brother Aaron and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi, on a road trip to Katie’s school for one final family-bonding trip before she leaves for college. Their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising all around the world as the electronic devices people love decide it’s time to take over and, with the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!
The voice cast is led by Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) as Katie Mitchell, Danny McBride (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie) as Rick Mitchell, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6) as Linda Mitchell, director Mike Rianda as Aaron. It will also feature the voices of Eric Andre (The Lion King) as tech inventor Mark Bowman and Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Siri-like voice assistant called PAL. Additional cast includes Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Charlyne Yi, Sasheer Zamata, Jay Pharoah, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Conan O’Brien, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, and Griffin McElroy.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines marks the feature directorial debut of Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls), who penned the script with co-director Jeff Rowe, and with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) are producing through their Lord Miller Productions banner along with Kurt Albrecht.