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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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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 (voice)
Michael Beattie ...
Tattoo (voice)
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Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
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Fernando (voice)
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Storyline

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$104,352,905 (USA) (8 July 2016)

Gross:

$368,305,960 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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Trivia

Norman's boy has two Minion toys on his bedside table. See more »

Goofs

When Sweetpea turns on the TV at the beginning of the film, it uses an Xfinity remote. Chromecast service is not available in New York City. 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 »

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Referenced in Blackcatloner: A Very #Puppymonkeybaby Super Bowl (2016) See more »

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We Go Together
Written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs
Produced by Alana Da Fonseca of The Boom Clack
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Pet Lover's Delight
13 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a "Despicable Me" reunion (don't let that turn you away), as director Chris Renaud, writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, along with director Yarrow Cheney (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2018) gather to get inside the hearts and minds of our little furry/scaly/feathered friends. With fun music by Alexandre Desalt (The Danish Girl 2015), a list of Who's Who cool VO actors (Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Dana Carey, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell - the list goes on), and realistic animation courtesy of Illumination Entertainment, new, old and foreseeable pet owners (young and mature) will find great delight in this easy and entertaining to watch animation production. To the credit of the writers, all the obvious "pet jokes/mannerisms" and current society references aren't forced on the viewer at one time. Thus, the film keeps giving throughout. Sure, about 3/4 the way in the idea grows a bit old, but the cuteness factor quickly returns for a rewarding finish. FYI: Don't let the less than funny "DM" Short that pre-empetes the film cloud your judgment. While Children (and there are plenty in attendance) really enjoy all things "DM," there were few adults enjoying that experience. Illumination Entertainment is pre- viewing "Sing," due out in 2016, which also looks promising. Ruff, Ruff!


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