PREVIEW: The Mitchells vs. The Machines (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Abbi Jacobson (The LEGO Ninjago Movie), Danny McBride (Your Highness), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Mike Rianda (film debut), Eric Andre (Rough Night), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Blake Griffin (film debut), Fred Armisen (The Smurfs), Beck Bennett (Bill & Ted Face the Music), Chrissy Teigan (Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation), John Legend (La La Land), Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart), Conan O’Brien (The LEGO Batman Movie), Sasheer Zamata (Spree), Elle Mills (film debut), Alex Hirsch (The Angry Birds Movie 2), Jay Pharoah (Unsane)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Michael Rianda (film debut) and Jeff Lowe (film debut), directors, writers; Kurt Albrecht (Playing by Heart), Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Batman Movie), producers; Mark Mothersbaugh (21 Jump Street), composer; Greg Levitan (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Katie Mitchell (Jacobson) is an aspiring filmmaker who’s just been accepted into the film school of her dreams. However, her plans for a fresh start are upended when her nature-loving father Rick (McBride) cancels her plane ticket and surprises her with a family road trip to the school instead. Forced to share a car with her father, mother Linda (Rudolph), little brother Aaron (Rianda) and their pet dog Monchi, Katie’s problems get even worse when they find themselves in the middle of a global tech uprising, which the family must survive by working together…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring another vibrant, hilarious, and gorgeously animated adventure to life, capturing the duo’s signature madcap humour to a timely story about modern technology and the importance of family.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 30TH APRIL 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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