Netflix Acquires Phil Lord And Chris Miller’s ‘The Mitchells Vs. The Machines’ From Sony

What was that about 2020 being over? As far as major theatrical films either being delayed or moved to streaming, it all remains the same. And the latest to make the move to Netflix is Sony’s animated film The Mitchells vs. the Machines, from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Netflix has acquired from Sony animated film The Mitchells vs. the Machines (formerly titled Connected), from the fan-favorite duo of producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Delays caused by the pandemic put the movie’s box office hopes in jeopardy, and Sony decided the best option was to strike a deal with Netflix, who continue to grow their already-impressive 2021 slate.

Directed by Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls), the film features voices by Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, and Blake Griffin. Expect Netflix to drop a trailer soon that will reveal its new release date.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines 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.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.