The Secret Life of Pets

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The Secret Life of Pets
Genre: Comedy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 8th, 2016
Directed by: Chris Renaud
Written by: Brian Lynch

Cinco Paul

Ken Daurio

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Starring: Louis C.K.

Eric Stonestreet

Kevin Hart

Jenny Slate

Ellie Kemper

Lake Bell

Dana Carvey

Hannibal Buress

Bobby Moynihan

Steve Coogan

Albert Brooks

Next film: The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio.

The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks.

The Secret Life of Pets premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 16, 2016, and was released in theaters in the United States on July 8, 2016, by Universal Pictures.

Why It Rocks

  1. All the characters are really likable, funny, and interesting.
  2. The songs are fantastic, including Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York" or Bill Withers "Lovely Day", which also is a good way to start and end the movie.
  3. Amazing animation.
  4. The talented voice acting including Louis C.K. as Max, Jenny Slate as Gidget and Kevin Hart as Snowball.
  5. A huge amount of funny jokes, even some hilarious jokes.
  6. Splendid score by Alexander Desplat.
  7. Great dialogue.
  8. Creative, talented, and smart writing.
  9. Really good plot.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some of the elements rip off Toy Story.
  2. Max and Duke almost have no development.
  3. The sausage imagination scene was fairly pointless.
  4. Few product placement such as Youtube


The film received generally positive reviews and grossed $875 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing original animated film not produced by Disney or Pixar, as well as the sixth highest-grossing film of 2016, and was the year's most profitable release. A sequel is set for release on June 7, 2019.