Sony sells animation to Netflix

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2021

The Machines, formerly known as Connected, has been acquired by Netflix from Sony. "The Machines", a unique animated family film from makers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to Netflix. "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" is about an everyday family's struggle to relate with each other while technology rises up around the world. Netflix has not announced a release date. With the exception of China, more than 100 million Netflix distribution deals were closed.

The Machines follows college-bound Katie (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) who has been accepted into the film school of her dreams.

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The film stars the voices of Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, and Olivia Colman, and was directed by Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe, who previously wrote for Gravity Falls.

Ruler and Miller, whose film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" won the Oscar for best vivified include, had recently worked with Netflix on the one-season grown-up energized arrangement "Hoops" featuring Jake Johnson. "The Machines", a movie that Rianda calls "a really private film about my very freakish household".


"I'm so thrilled that everyone at Netflix has been totally in sync with us creatively and are just as excited about the movie as we are", he said.

"I'm very excited because everyone on Netflix is fully creative with us, and we're excited about the film", he said.


"We're overwhelmed by the passion Netflix has proven for the film with this acquisition and we're grateful to everybody at Sony for making an important film with us and discovering a good way to deliver it to the general public", stated the producers. "Not exclusively as a result of it's an unique story with a inventive visible fashion that we're extraordinarily happy with, but in addition so I can show to my mates that this five-year journey wasn't an elaborate delusion on my half". We're not attorneys, however it sounds good to us. In recent times, the streamer has made a concerted effort to ramp up youngsters and household programming.

"We want Netflix to be a place where families can come and enjoy these stories", said Melissa Cope, original vice president of Netflix animation. However, humanity may have an outside chance of survival, as the Mitchell family is ready to battle against the very devices they find themselves glued to in daily life. "It is an honor to work with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Mike Rynda to bring this incredible special film to members around the world ".


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