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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.

Directors:

Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis C.K. ... Max (voice)
Eric Stonestreet ... Duke (voice)
Kevin Hart ... Snowball (voice)
Jenny Slate ... Gidget (voice)
Ellie Kemper ... Katie (voice)
Albert Brooks ... Tiberius (voice)
Lake Bell ... Chloe (voice)
Dana Carvey ... Pops (voice)
Hannibal Buress ... Buddy (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Mel (voice)
Chris Renaud ... Norman (voice)
Steve Coogan ... Ozone / Reginald (voice)
Michael Beattie ... Tattoo (voice)
Sandra Echeverría ... Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
Jaime Camil ... 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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rodent | animal | frog | fight | betrayal | See All (56) »

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Wonder what they do all day? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Snowball's (Kevin Hart) emotional reference to "Ricky" ("who didn't make it") is an allusion to Boyz n the Hood (1991). Hart's character in Get Hard (2015) makes a similar reference to the same movie. See more »

Goofs

When the dogs are in the park, Max's leash keeps changing position on his collar, from one side of his "Max" name tag to the other. 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... 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 »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Written by Mike D (as Michael Diamond), Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Rick Rubin
Performed by Beastie Boys
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Cute and amusing in parts but ...
2 July 2016 | by lorraineesimpsonSee all my reviews

... it's not a classic. Has a nice family feel to it and kids will like it, but unlike some recent animations doesn't have much for adults. The gangsta rabbit is quite funny, and I wish that Claudia the fat cat had more lines as there was scope to develop that character a bit more. The plot is pretty thin but there again you don't really expect a lot more from this type of film. I quite liked it but was also a little disappointed - it was so hyped and unfortunately didn't really live up to it. I could watch Happy Feet and Shrek all day but I wouldn't want to sit through this again. But all in all it is what it is. It's aimed at children and they will enjoy it - my grandchildren aged 7 and 10 certainly did.


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Country:

USA | France | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pets Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,352,905, 10 July 2016

Gross USA:

$368,384,330

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$875,457,937
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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