Connected robots

If you haven’t experienced it yet, you’re missing out.  It’s the family cross-country roadtrip.  And consider it a bonus if you take your dog.  That plus the imposition of modern technology on family time, and the other downfalls of technology take center stage in the late summer release, Connected.  The new animated film hails from Sony Pictures Animation, the same studio that created the powerhouse Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and The Lego Movie.

But you don’t need to look too close to find the framework of The Incredibles–that quirky family doing the things that all families do–which invariably is fun to laugh at.  Plus robots and, better yet, robots gone amuck.  Sci-fi plus comedy plus family fun sounds like a win to us.

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The cast of voice actors is not so much a major celebrity cast as found in many animated movies recently, but some will be familiar.  They include Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live), actor and Halloween series screenplay writer Danny McBride (Despicable Me, Alien: Covenant), Abbi Jacobson (The Lego Ninjago Movie), Eric André (The Lion King, Two Broke Girls), the film’s director Michael Rianda (Gravity Falls), and Academy Award and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman.

Check out this new, first trailer for Connected:

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