The production of the animated film The Mitchells vs The Machines ( Disconnected ) would have cost between 50 and 100 million dollars to the Japanese multinational, Sony . But with the success that this feature film promises, Netflix has not hesitated to put an astronomical sum on the table to acquire the rights for this animated film.
Recently, we learned that Netflix has paid more than $ 100 million to Sony for the rights to The Mitchells vs The Machines to come back to it.
Since this COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix has jumped on many opportunities like this one to acquire the rights to several productions. In any case, for The Mitchells vs The Machines , which includes a sizable cast and the signing of renowned directors, Netflix apparently couldn't pass up this golden opportunity.
Every penny the Mitchells vs The Machines makes will now go to Netflix
Disconnected tells the story of Katie and her family. By bringing Katie back to college, as technology becomes more intrusive and harms the family relationship, her parents have taken the initiative to dispense with this “poison” and deprive their children of it. And during their journey, Katie and her family discovered that technology actually poses a real danger to the world.
For the production of this animated film, neither Netflix nor Sony provided any information regarding the sunk budget. However, the amount is estimated to be between $ 50 million and $ 100 million. And after spending over $ 100 million to Sony , Netflix now has the rights to The Mitchells vs The Machines .
This repurchase thus includes the rights of The Mitchells vs The Machines worldwide, except in China . After this operation, Netflix will surely broadcast the film for the first time on its platform during this year 2021.
The Mitchells and The Machines are definitely worth their price for Netflix
As you probably know, Netflix has already acquired the rights to Spongebob: Sponge on the Run and Wish Dragon . And now the platform has turned to The Mitchells vs The Machines . An investment that Netflix intends to grow as soon as possible. Moreover, with the restrictions imposed on cinemas, it is a boon for the SVOD platform.
In the cast of Disconnected , we can find Abbi Jacobson , Danny McBride , Olivia Colman or Maya Rudolph . And if that weren't enough, Instagram's famous dog Doug the Pug is also on the list. And behind the making of this animated film we have Chris Miller and Phil Lord , who took care of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse .