We weren’t sure what to expect from Lord and Miller’s family road trip/ robot uprising animated film trailer, but we definitely weren’t expecting to love it as much as we did.
Look, we don’t know what happened with Solo: A Star Wars Movie, but when it comes to animation, these guys can’t be beat right now (Last Man On Earth was also a great show). If you’ve not heard of Connected, here’s the basic plot. A family is taking their eldest child to college on a road trip and the robot uprising happens along the way. It’s a simple premise, but it looks like a hell of a lot of fun.
Connected invades theaters on September 18th and stars the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride.
Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy from director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie), 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. 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!