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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 (55) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA | France

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

The song that the poodle changes the classical music to in the beginning of the film is 'bounce' by system of a down. See more »

Goofs

When Max and Duke are on the river, and Max is treading water, Duke throws him a life saver. He then bites the rope just before it runs out. In the next shot, however, there is plenty of rope left. 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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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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Welcome To New York
Written by Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder
Performed by Taylor Swift
Big Machine Label Group, LLC
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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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