The Secret Life of Pets Movie

From the humans behind Despicable Me.

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A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Who's Involved:

Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Chris Meledandri, Yarrow Cheney, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Albert Brooks, Chris Renaud, Eric Stonestreet, Hannibal Buress, Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Janet Healy, Bobby Moynihan

Release Date:

Friday, July 8, 2016 (Nationwide)

action and some rude humor

Runtime: 1 hr, 30 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in a Manhattan apartment building, after the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (voiced by Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (voiced by Kevin Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.

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Who stars in The Secret Life of Pets: Cast List

... (voice)

"Blue Jasmine" , "American Hustle"  

... Duke (voice)

"The Secret Life of Pets 2" , "The Muppets"  

... Snowball (voice)

"Fatherhood" , "The Man From Toronto"  

... (voice)

"Home Alone " , "Smurfs: The Lost Village"  

... (voice)

"Ghost of New Orleans" , "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy"  

... Tiberius (voice)

"Drive" , "Finding Nemo 3D"  

... Mel (voice)

"The Secret Life of Pets 2" , "The Book of Henry"  

... (voice)

"Baywatch" , "The Secret Life of Pets 2"  

Who's making The Secret Life of Pets: Crew List

A look at the The Secret Life of Pets behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Chris Renaud last directed The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Despicable Me 2. The film's writer Cinco Paul last wrote Despicable Me 3 and Despicable Me 2.


Janet Healy
Chris Meledandri

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Production: What we know about The Secret Life of Pets?

Key Facts

  1. Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration.
  2. This will be a 3D animated feature film.

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. January 2014: The film was in Development status.
  4. January 2014: The film was in Production status.
  5. March 2013: The film was in Announced status.

The Secret Life of Pets Release Date: When was the film released?

The Secret Life of Pets was released in 2016 on Friday, July 8, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Dog Lover and Fathers and Daughters. 3D/2D

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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