Exclusive The Mitchells vs. The Machines Clip Features The Movie's Breakout Star, Dog Cop

The Mitchells vs. The Machines
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The animated comedy The Mitchells vs. The Machines surprised so many audience members by being one of the most adorable and endearing films released this year. It was supposed to go to theaters, but ended up streaming on Netflix, where families were able to catch up with a talented film student leaving her family and heading to college… but not before they all have to figure out how to work together and save the world. You know how that goes. Ahead of the film’s release on digital, Blu-ray and DVD, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment provided CinemaBlend with an adorable exclusive scene that features some of Katie Mitchell’s homemade movies, this one for Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter!

Katie Mitchell (voiced by the hilarious Abbi Jacobson) is quirky and imaginative, and she just knows that she is going to find “her people” when she gets to film school in California. First, however, she and her family have to survive a robot apocalypse, which begins when an Apple-type corporation releases new tech, and it takes over the world. Not in a good way. In a totally menacing way. 

Though The Mitchells vs. The Machines is directed by Mike Rianda (who also voices the family’s youngest son, Aaron), it’s also brought to us by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and audiences who knew THAT probably were prepared for the insanity that awaits them in this movie. That crazy, and crazy talented, duo has been responsible for the groundbreaking animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies, The LEGO Movie, the two 21 Jump Street films, and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They know how to think outside of the box when it comes to storytelling, and that shows in the wild story that they deliver here.

Here are the rundowns on the Blu-ray and DVD specs:

BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS Katie's Cabinet of Forgotten Wonders: Take a rare look inside Katie Mitchell’s filmmaking process as she gives you an exclusive look into how the movie was made. Katie-Vision! Dumb Robots Trailer The Original “Mitchells” Story Pitch The Furby Scene - How? Why? PAL's World The Mitchells Vs. The Machines: Or How a Group of Passionate Weirdos Made a Big Animated Movie: Go inside the story of The Mitchells vs the Machines and meet a group of first-time filmmakers & talented cast who banded together to take a collective risk on making a unique, original, and totally off-the-wall film about an everyday, epic, world-saving family! How To Make Sock Puppets: Katie Mitchell opens the door to her film school. Learn how to make sock puppets who could be extras in your next short film! How To Make Katie Face Cupcakes: Enjoy making cupcakes only a mother could love. EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIALS Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter: Katie Mitchell is back and creating the most hilarious film of her young career – check out an all-new mini-movie, Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter. In a world where the holidays are being haunted by the Candy Cane Kidnapper, there is only one Dog with the skills to solve the case. Katie’s Extended Cinematic Bonanza Cut! Prepare to witness Katie's director’s cut, an extended version of the original film with over 40 minutes of deleted scenes. 8 Bonus Scenes: Get more Mitchells with over 20 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes. Filmmakers’ commentary

Look for The Mitchells vs. The Machines when it arrives on digital, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on December 14.

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