The Mitchells Vs The Machines: Furby scene was inspired by the director’s ‘nightmare’

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This month, Netflix released the next movie from creative directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, The Mitchells Vs The Machines. The pair have been responsible for The Lego Movie franchise, 21 Jump Street, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, among others. In this bombastic and exciting film, the Mitchell family takes on an army of robots determined to enslave humanity. The bots intended to do this by deploying whatever machines they could find, including Furbies.

Furbies were realistic toys originally released by Hasbro in 1998. These adorable creatures talked to their owners, sang, ate, and slept.

During the second act of The Mitchells Vs The Machines, the family encountered a large group of sensitive Furbies trying to destroy the protagonists.

In a new video released by Netflix, director Mike Rianda and Lord & Miller discussed this expanded scene shot by shot and revealed the original story.

Miller began by saying, “This was shot like a horror movie and I love it.”

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The Mitchells Vs The Machines: The Furby scene was created by Mike Rianda (Image: NETFLIX)

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The Mitchells Vs The Machines: The Giant Furby was voiced by the director (Image: NETFLIX)

Lord agreed to reveal, “This is the realization of a dream that Mike Rianda had.”

The director laughed: “This comes from a real terror!

“I had a Furby growing up and I didn’t like him so I tried to put it in the closet and he just kept talking!

“I am working out these emotions on a large scale with a very talented team.”

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The Mitchells Vs The Machines: The Furbies Fought The Mitchells (Image: NETFLIX)

Rianda went on to say about directing the scene: “This is actually one of the first scenes that we were so excited about.

“[But] one of the main tasks we had was trying to justify it in the story! “

He also revealed that he had hired a “chorus of professional singers” to sing Furby’s iconic song.

Miller then interrupted Rianda to reveal that the director couldn’t be too scared of the Furbies as he had a big part in the scene.

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When the smaller creatures are defeated by the Mitchells, they bring in a giant Furby who chases the family and shoots them with lasers.

Miller said, “I believe this Furby was voiced by director Mike Rianda!”

Rianda said, “It could be just me!” Before adding, “The Furby can fire a giant laser. Some have wondered why, which is a good question.”

While the team had to put in a lot of work to get the Furby plot into the movie, Rianda recently revealed an earlier script in which he kidnapped a former president of the United States.

Rianda told CBR, “It was before the 2016 election and then the president looked funnier!

So it was in 2015 when I pitched the movie, and I just really loved seeing a normal family, like your idiotic parents were supposed to be like, ‘OK, I have to fight a robot. Oh my god , what happened? ‘

“I thought it would be just as funny to see them kidnap the President of the United States.”

The Mitchells Vs The Machines is now available on Netflix.

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