A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.


Michael Rianda (as Mike Rianda), Jeff Rowe (co-director)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abbi Jacobson ... Katie Mitchell / Dog Cop (voice)
Danny McBride ... Rick (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Linda (voice)
Michael Rianda Michael Rianda ... Aaron / Furbies / Talking Dog / Wifi Enthusiast (voice) (as Mike Rianda)
Eric André ... Mark (voice)
Olivia Colman ... PAL (voice)
Fred Armisen ... Deborahbot 5000 (voice)
Beck Bennett ... Eric / PAL MAX Robots (voice)
Chrissy Teigen ... Hailey Posey (voice)
John Legend ... Jim Posey (voice)
Charlyne Yi ... Abby Posey (voice)
Blake Griffin ... PAL MAX Prime (voice)
Conan O'Brien ... Glaxxon 5000 (voice)
Doug the Pug ... Monchi (voice)
Melissa Sturm Melissa Sturm ... Sarge / Melissa (Woman in Pod) (voice)


An animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet...saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find "her people," when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can't get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising. Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it's up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity. Written by Netflix

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Rated PG for action and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Columbia Pictures logo figure (featuring Columbia, a woman that represents the United States) in the opening gets animated, one foot displays socks with the carpet pattern of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining (1980). At the start of the movie as Katie dances in her room she displays her socks with the same carpet pattern from The Shining. See more »


A freeze frame of Katie's driver's license shows her date of birth as 5-14-2003. But the recording of her father moving out of the cabin with baby Katie is timestamped "May 08 2003." See more »


[Katie is watching video footage of Rick moving out of the log cabin he built himself]
Linda Mitchell: [off-camera] Oh, honey, I know it's hard.
[Rick moves from facing the cabin to playing with baby Katie]
Rick Mitchell: No. This is easy.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you can hear Katie say: "Wow, you can't see me right?". See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Re-Changing of the Bobs (2020) See more »


Written by Orri P. Dyrason (as Orri Páll Dyrason), Kjartan Sveinsson, Jon Thor Birgisson and Georg Holm
Performed by Sigur Rós
Courtesy of Krunk Records/ADA UK
By arrangement with Rhino Independent/ADA Licensing
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Puts almost every other recent animated film to shame in ambition and execution
30 April 2021 | by pugpool10See all my reviews

No amount of behind-the-scenes cinematic team-ups in recent years can compare to the overwhelming power that the guys behind Gravity Falls (Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe) and Spider-Verse (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) have when you put their creative minds together on a singular project.

This is an amazingly fun movie from start to finish, benefited by some brilliantly stylized CGI that continues the trend that Spider-Verse started but taken a few steps further with some added medium blending that very much blew my mind. It also helps that 92% of the jokes land right on target. Did I mention that it also has a disarmingly astute emotional core?

Honestly, at this rate Sony Pictures Animation may be beating Disney and Pixar at their own game.

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