The film is from first-time feature director Mike Rianda, who wrote and directed on Gravity Falls. He scripted Mitchells with another Gravity Falls vet Jeff Rowe, who is also the co-director of the film.
Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Canada produced the animation for the film.
When it was set for theatrical release via Sony’s Columbia Pictures, the film was known as Connected, but Netflix opted to revert back to the working title. Like many films right now, the future had seemed uncertain for The Mitchells vs. The Machines due to theaters remaining closed, but the Netflix acquisition allowed Sony, who lack their own major streaming platform, to rehome the film.
Sony Pictures Animation’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines has released a trailer under its new distributor Netflix. It will launch on the streaming platform on April 30.