Sony Pictures Animation began streaming the trailer for Connected, the animated movie directed by Gravity Falls‘ Mike Rianda and produced by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse‘s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toBGv7yvIV8&w=770&h=377]
Co-written by Rianda and Jeff Rowe, the animated film features the voice of cast Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, This is the End), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids), Abbi Jacobson (Disenchantment, Broad City, and Eric Andre (Lion King, Disenchantment). Rianda also voiced one of the main characters in the film.
Connected is 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!