Sony Pictures Animation has greenlit a new cg feature based on an original idea, The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, and fast-tracked it for release January 10, 2020.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines marks the directorial debut of Mike Rianda (creative director, Gravity Falls) who wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) produce along with Kurt Albrecht.

Here’s how Sony describes the comedy:

The Mitchells are a dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind: all around the world, the electronic devices people love — from phones, to self driving cars, to a sleek new line of personal robots — turn on humanity. With the help of two malfunctioning robots and the family’s delightfully overweight pug, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   

Latest News from Cartoon Brew