Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has released a trailer for Connected, due in U.S. theaters on September 18.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Connected is an original animated comedy 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. Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda (voiced by Maya Rudolph), her quirky little brother Aaron (voiced by Mike Rianda), and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!
The film, which was previously known as The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, marks the directorial debut of Mike Rianda, the creative director of hit Disney series Gravity Falls. Rianda wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. The head of story is Guillermo Martinez and production designer is Lindsey Olivares.