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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

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge. Written by Supermikey71

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,352,905, 10 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$368,384,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$875,457,937
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Trivia

While all credited as additional voices in this film, Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden and Jim Cummings all previously worked together in both A Goofy Movie (1995) and it's Direct-to-Video sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000). Another additional voice, Bob Bergen previously worked in Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Max is waiting for Katie to return and sitting in front of the door near the beginning of the movie, you can see a coat rack on the wall to the left of the door with a blank wall above it. Later, the guinea pig Norman comes through an air vent that has miraculously appeared above the coat rack. See more »

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[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... 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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Written and Performed by Pharrell Williams
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Excellent movie for family
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

I was waiting for this movie since first trailer was launched. And when i had opportunity to watch it, i was more than happy. Great story line, It was funny silly and my favorite illumination movie it's worth a watch and it is definitely better than minions it is fun for the whole family. I could not stop laughing at this movie it so many great characters. Very fun and entertaining movie for the whole family, this movie took me off guard and laughed so much at the roles the characters had. It was such an adorable movie.

A Jack Russell Terrier named Max lives with his owner Katie in a Manhattan apartment. While she is at work during the day, he hangs out with other pets in the building: tabby cat Chloe, pug dog Mel, dachshund dog Buddy, and budgerigar birb Sweetpea. One day, Katie adopts Duke, the big brown dog from the pound, leaving Max jealous because of her larger focus on Duke. One day, because of attitude max toward Duke, the duke draped Max to alley and abandon Max there; however, they are both attacked by a gang of alley cats led by Sphynx cat Ozone. The cats remove both dogs' collars and leave them to be caught by Animal Control.

They are rescued by a rabbit named Snowball, the leader of "The Flushed Pets"– a gang of sewer-dwelling animals who hate humans. After Max and Duke pretend to despise humans as much as they do, the Flushed Pets invite them to join. Before they can prove their loyalty to Snowball, The two dogs escape the sewers. Snowball vows to kill them and leads the Flushed Pets after them.

A white dog who has a crush on Max, discovers that he is missing, and recruits red-tailed hawk, Gidget (the white dog) and Tiberius (the hawk) then enlist Mel (The fat dog), Buddy(a sarcastic dachshund dog), Chloe(a gray cat), guinea pig Norman(a guinea pig), Sweetpea(a small birb), and a paralyzed old base hound named Pops to begin searching Max. The group encounters Snowball, who vows to kill them as well, and Norman (a guinea pig) is captured as the rest of Gidget(the white dog )'s team flees.

In Brooklyn, Max and Duke begin to get along with each other. Duke tells Max about his previous owner, Fred, an elderly man, live with him with happy life. One day, Duke got lost while chasing a butterfly and was picked up by Animal Control. Max convinces him to visit Fred's house in a nearby neighborhood, confident that Fred will still love him. When they arrive, though, they learn from a resident cat named Reginald that Fred has died. Resentful and angry, Duke accuses Max of attempting to get rid of him and barks at the new homeowners who call Animal Control. The handlers catch Max, but Duke interferes for him to escape and ends up being captured instead.

While trying to rescue Duke as he follows the Animal Control van, Max is attacked by Snowball and his comrades. However, Snowball's gang are captured by animal control, and Snowball decides to help Max rescue them. They drive by a city bus and crash into the van of animal control on the Brooklyn Bridge, stopping traffic. The animal control van falls into the East River with Max and Duke inside. Max is unable to get the keys to Duke's cage, so Snowball jumps into the river to retrieve them, allowing Max and Duke to escape the sinking van.

The entire group return to the apartment by taxi. Max expresses his appreciation toward Gidget. Snowball and the Flushed Pets then come up with a new plan to annihilate all humans, but Snowball is then adopted by a little girl named Molly. At first, Snowball resists, but gives in to her sweetness and lets himself be adopted by her. Max and Duke finally reunite with Katie, sparking a true friendship.


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