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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

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The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Max (voice)
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Duke (voice)
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Snowball (voice)
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Gidget (voice)
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Katie (voice)
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Tiberius (voice)
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Chloe (voice)
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Pops (voice)
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Buddy (voice)
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Mel (voice)
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Norman (voice)
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Ozone / Reginald (voice)
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Tattoo (voice)
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Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
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Fernando (voice)
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Storyline

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 lost pets determined to take revenge Written by Supermikey71

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rodent | animal | pet | dog | terrier | See All (41) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Untitled Pets Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$104,352,905 (USA) (8 July 2016)

Gross:

$368,305,960 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

If you look at "Tattoos" tattoos you can see a unicorn, a nod to Despicable Me and another that says Made in France which Obviously relates to the production teams roots. There is also the triforce design from the Zelda games above the butterfly. See more »

Goofs

When Max is trying to save Duke in the end, he is walking on the windshield of the truck to get to the keys. Both sides spider and shatter underneath him. Ford started requiring all their vehicles to have laminated safety glass in 1929. It is now a standard for all vehicle windshields. This would not have splintered and shattered away underneath the dogs feet. It would have been relatively safe for him to walk across it with no issues. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: [narrating] I've lived in this city all my life. I'm Max. And I'm the luckiest dog in New York because of her. That's Katie. Katie and I, well, we have the perfect relationship. We met a few years ago and, boy, let me tell ya', we got along right away. You know, it was one of those relationships where you just know.
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Crazy Credits

In the mid-credits scene, Buddy and Mel attend what they think is a costume party at Leonard's house. Buddy dresses up as a Barbaloot from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and Mel is dressed up as a Minion. The party is interrupted when the owner returns. See more »

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References The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) See more »

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Funny, Lighthearted, and Appropriate for All Ages!
28 July 2016 | by (Anchorage, AK) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised this film got such a low overall score by users. I thought is was a blast. I am not an animated movie fan in the least. I normally like dark movies, dramas, sci-fi, and horror. This was the first animated film I have seen since Avatar, (which isn't the same type of animation really,) but when I watched the trailer last year, I thought it would probably be good. And it was.

The movie delivered exactly what it promised: laughs. It's not earth shattering, mind blowing, and it doesn't explain the meaning of life in 90 minutes. But it's not that type of movie. It's a summer escape film, one that is a little different from the 1000th superhero movie or Sequel #10 of The Current Film of Mediocrity, and one that you can bring your children to without worrying about covering their eyes and ears every scene. There are a couple of scenes of mild violence or almost violence, but they aren't any worse than Bugs Bunny and his adventures with the Roadrunner (I suppose that reference dates me lol).

What I liked the best about the movie is the way it demonstrates the thoughts and behaviors of the pets to the viewer. As a Great Dane owner, I often wonder what my dogs are thinking/doing, especially when I'm at work, and my ideas are similar to the writers. Their thoughts and conversations were the funniest parts of the film, and the scenes and soundtrack combined with the dialogue to form a lighthearted, enjoyable story.


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