Connected, originally titled The Mitchells vs. the Machines, is an upcoming 2020 science-fiction CGI film from Sony Pictures Animation. Set to be released on October 23, 2020, the film is directed by Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie and fellow SPA films Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs).
Katie Mitchell, a creative outsider, is off to the film school of her dreams and can't wait to find "her people"... but, unfortunately for her, her dad, Rick, thought this would be the perfect time to take a road trip and help his family get away from their electronics and stay connected with each other. And unfortunately for THEM, the world's electronics begin rising up, leading to a world-saving plot for the family along with two friendly robots. Maybe, just maybe, they can finally learn to bond with each other...
The cast includes Abbi Jacobson (Katie Mitchell), Danny McBride (Rick Mitchell), Maya Rudolph (Linda Mitchell), Mike Rianda (Aaron Mitchell), Eric Andre (Mark Bowman), and Olivia Colman (PAL).
Official Trailer found here.
Connected contains examples of:
- Daddy's Girl: Katie used to be this so very much, judging by the old home videos. The trailer starts with Rick looking at said videos, being sentimental and nostalgic about the old days.
- Phoneaholic Teenager: Katie in the trailer at the present time of story. She near uses her phone for a lot of things that Rick is a little annoyed he can't talk with her without her glancing at her phone. At one point he tries to do so only for her to film him and use a filter app to make him look like a cat. Aaron likewise seems to be headed in this direction as shown when Rick tries to get the family to talk with each other directly for a few minutes and him having to get Aaron to pay attention.
- Running Gag: As seen in the trailer, Katie invokes this in the form of "Tricking Rick Mitchell Into Kissing the Dog," in which she often has the family dog lick him at the most inopportune moments.Rick: Dang it, Katie!
- The Singularity: The main conflict of the movie comes from this; every single electronic device on the planet develops sentience and initiates a massive global revolt to upstage humanity.
- Tempting Fate: In the trailer, the Mitchells see a livestream of a company presenting robots with the speaker stating they won't turn on humankind. The next scenes later and the robots and electronics start rebelling.
- Toilet Humor: In the trailer, an electronic toilet ejects someone sitting on it by blasting him out of the room.