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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:
... Max (voice)
... Duke (voice)
... Snowball (voice)
... Gidget (voice)
... Katie (voice)
... Tiberius (voice)
... Chloe (voice)
... Pops (voice)
... Buddy (voice)
... Mel (voice)
... Norman (voice)
... Ozone / Reginald (voice)
... Tattoo (voice)
... Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
... 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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Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home? See more »


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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

If you look at Tattoos' tattoos you can see a unicorn, a nod to Despicable Me (2010) and another that says Made in France where the animation was done. There is also the triforce design from the Zelda games above the butterfly. See more »

Goofs

During the opening montage of the various pets acting up while their owners our out, Mel is shown barking at a squirrel that is in a tree outside his window. At the end of the movie as the camera zooms away from the building, Mel is shown jumping around one floor below Max's apartment, which is 7-8 stories up. There is no tree outside of Mel's window (or any tree at all). 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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In the Illumination Entertainment logo, Bob the Minion is happily walking while humming a tune, until the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts of the logo light up. When the entire logo lights up, Bob happily says its name and squeals with joy. See more »

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References The Birds (1963) See more »

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Party Hard
Written by Andrew W.K. (as Andrew F. Wilkes-Krier)
Performed by Andrew W.K.
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Entertaining and amusing
26 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

26 June 2016 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight. - The Secret Life of Pets. Max is the spoiled only dog belonging to Katie. His whole world revolves round her and when she brings Duke home from the pound, Max is more than a little miffed. Duke and Max fall out but are forced to help each other when they get lost and into many scrapes during the course of their day. This film, although not side splittingly funny was very amusing and the film makers are so very clever in creating a personality for each and every one of the animals in this film. I think we secretly all hope our pets have fun lives when we leave them home alone, and this film very cleverly moulds each pet to its owner and each house to fit it's pet. Applause must be given to the animators, the details which have been created in the cityscape is incredible, take time to look behind the animals for the skylines, the water, ever the sewers have so much crammed in to them I think you would need to see the film several time to take it all in, it's a long way from ink and paint!!!!


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