Sony Pictures Animation has teamed up again with Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller to bring you the power “The Mitchells against the machines.” Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson and Mike Rianda are the Mitchells, a dysfunctional family who made an unforgettable road trip during a robot apocalypse.
Jacobson plays Katie, a girl on her way to film school who has trouble finding herself and keeping in touch with her family.
“There’s no voice like Katie’s in animation. Where she is so herself in all aspects, “said Jacobson.” I hope when I show my nieces they know it’s about learning, being there and learning about yourself. That was really exciting for me. “
PAL is a Siri-like virtual assistant played by Olivia Coleman (“The Crown”). PAL puts all technology on the planet against its human owners. Rudolph plays Linda, a mother who always compares herself to other more perfect families she sees on social media. She talks about the challenges of being a parent and navigating the world of social media.
“I think it’s incredibly difficult to have a relationship with social media when you are raising kids or as a young person,” said Rudolph. “I just watched the Billie Eilish documentary, so I thought about it. And the current line-up at SNL who has to be on a show that has constant direct criticism. I think it’s incredibly difficult right now.”
SNL’s Beck Bennett plays Eric, a robot who tries to help the Mitchells. Bennett says he used his experience with SNL and a ballet barrow to bring the friendly robot to life.
“It is sometimes difficult to pick up speech and not be able to use your body. But they had a ballet bar over there. I could hold on and jump up and get my body (demonstrated) … it helps you like to move. “
The animation in this movie is fun and beautifully entertaining. This is proof of director Michael Rianda (“Gravity Falls”). “The Mitchells vs The Machines” will be streamed on Netflix on April 30th.