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Doug the Pug Boards Lord and Millers’ ‘Connected’

Canine social media star joins cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy about a family’s struggles as technology takes over the world, scheduled for release October 23.

Social media star Doug the Pug has just been cast as the voice of Monchi, the Mitchell family dog with a particularly ambitious tongue, in Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy, Connected. The Phil Lord and Christopher Miller-produced film is written by former Gravity Falls scribes Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe, who also serve as the film’s director and co-director. Connected stars Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Blake Griffin. And Doug the Pug.

Check out Doug the Pug’s @itsdougthepug Instagram Reel below:

The film follows the exploits of The Mitchells, a “regular” family struggling to relate to one another as eldest daughter Katie (Jacobson) heads off to college. Her father (McBride) suddenly determines that bringing her to school via a cross-country car ride, with the entire family (plus aforementioned pug), would be a fantastic bonding experience. But, you guessed it, those plans get waylaid… by a global uprising of electronic devices, including a new line of personal robots, who decide life would be better if they were in charge! And then… you guessed it… stuff happens, complete with gags and the pug, they family works together and saves the day!

Source: Sony Pictures Animation

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