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!
“We’re so excited to be able to work with director Mike Rianda on this film, which is such a personal story for him. As a filmmaker, Mike understands both comedy and emotion, which are two things that are really hard to find in the same person. He has a warm funny innovative vision for the movie and it’s been a joy to help him realize it.
CONNECTED is a story that is both contemporary and timeless. Just like with ‘Spider-Verse,’ we are all trying to create something we’ve never seen before. So the movie feels fresh and hilarious but also incredibly sweet. Whenever we watch a new cut we laugh, we get choked up, and we’re reminded why we wanted to work with Mike and his team.”