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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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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 (54) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Pets Movie See more »

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the house filled with cats, you can see the news reporter from Despicable Me (2010) on the TV. See more »

Goofs

Katie's coffee table disappears and reappears. 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 a post-end credits, Pops says "All right! Party's over." See more »


Soundtracks

You're My Best Friend
Written by John Deacon
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records Inc. for U.S. and Canada
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Well written, enjoyable movie
10 July 2016 | by tazdaddy23See all my reviews

I was thoroughly entertained by this movie. The writing was excellent, made my wife, youngest son, and myself constantly laugh, which isn't always easy for all 3 of us, simultaneously. The character development for these characters was interesting, as we were shown many facets of their psyche, which made it even more entertaining. I was waiting for the spot in the movie that would make me roll my eyes, as I find in most animated movies I have previously viewed, but it never happened. The adding of the little Minions vignette was hilarious to me, but not my family, which is fine, especially since I haven't seen either one of the Despicable movies, nor the Minion movie. A great family movie, 10 out of a 10 for me was a must...!!


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