‘Connected’ Trailer: Family and Tech Collide in Animated Adventure from Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

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Sony has released the trailer for animated comedy Connected, produced by Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

When Kate (voiced by Abbi Jacobson, Broad City, Disenchantment) is accepted to the school of her dreams, her dad (Danny McBride) decides that the whole family, including her mother and little brother, should drive her and enjoy a group road trip to bond as a family for one last time. And wouldn’t you know it: It’s also around the time that technology decides it’s time to take over humanity!

Put Lord and Miller’s names on something and you can almost immediately count us in. The animation is gorgeous in this fun, lively-looking adventure, which also has voice work from Maya Rudolph and Olivia Colman. It marks the first feature for director Michael Rianda and co-director Jeff Rowe, who both worked as writers on Disney animated series Gravity Falls.

Connected will be in Australian cinemas on September 17 and U.S. cinemas on September 18.

Official synopsis for Connected:

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 fly to 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!

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