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For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life Of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.
Catch the first trailer and poster now.
As an owner of two cats and all-around animal lover, you know some of these hilarious scenes really happen!
Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life Of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.
Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.
The movie opens in theaters July 8, 2016.
- Melissa Thompson
Of course we’ve all wondered what our pets do when we leave them alone in the house. And now the folks behind the extremely successful Despicable Me films will answer that question for us in what looks to be a delightful and fun film, according to this first trailer for The Secret Life of Pets. Here’s the synopsis:
Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
Ahead of its release later this month in the UK, Universal and Illumination Entertainment have released another trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, an animated movie that explores the activities of household pets when their owners are at work.
Check out the trailer below:
Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.
- Luke Owen
The trailer reveals that pets don’t do what owners expect when they’re away. One of the more memorable bits features a dachshund getting a massage from blender blades.
Exhibitors gave the footage a warm reception at CinemaCon in April during Universal’s presentation. Voice talent includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.
Chris Renaud, who has directed both “Despicable Me” movies, is the director of “Secret Life,” which is co-directed by Yarrow Cheney from a script by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Producers are Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
- Dave McNary
Illumination Entertainment has released the first teaser trailer for the new animated film The Secret Life of Pets, and it’s kind of great. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Yarrow Cheney, the comedy imagines the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day, focusing on the tenants of an apartment building in New York City. The physical comedy here is really on point, and though I’d be totally happy with a dialogue-free version of the film, a voice cast that includes Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, and Bobby Moynihan is icing on the cake. This is Illumination’s first non-Despicable Me film since 2012’s disappointing Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, but it really looks like they have a winner on their hands. With this summer’s Minions also looking extremely promising, could the studio have found its niche in dialogue-light animation? Check out the teaser trailer, »
- Adam Chitwood
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