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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:
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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)
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Tattoo (voice)
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Maria (voice) (as Sandra Echeverria)
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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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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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Trivia

When Max and Duke are escaping from the animal gang, a turtle starts bouncing around ahead of them knocking animals out of the way with the video game sound effect of the turtle-like Koopa Troopas that kill enemies in the Super Mario Brothers video games. 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 »

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

Referenced in The Boss Baby (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Loved it! Completely funny and silly
1 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I could not wait to see The Secret Life of Pets and I was not disappointed! I LOVED it! The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy that is both funny and sincere. It is about a dog named Max (Louis C.K.), his new brother Duke (Eric Stonestreet) and their friends. Max doesn't like Duke so he does things that he hopes will get him kicked out of the family home. One day Max comes up with an idea that he hopes will get Duke taken away. His idea backfires and causes Max and Duke to get caught and almost sent to the pound. Will Max and Duke get home? Will their friends find them and help them get home?

My favorite character is Gidget (Jenny Slate) who is a white little dog who likes Max. She is very sweet and kind, but when it comes to helping her friends, she will fight anyone. This is a funny trait of Gidget's because she is a super sweet dog but she will fight to protect her loved ones.

My favorite scene is when Duke and Max are in a wiener factory and there is a little song where the hot dogs come to life. Little kids might not like this scene because the singing hot dogs get eaten by Duke and Max and they eat the hot dog's heads off.

Though there are many morals to this movie, the most important is "Do not judge someone before you get to know them." Max doesn't like Duke when he first comes, but later on he learns to appreciate him.

The Secret Life of Pets is a funny cartoon about cute animals, but it may not appeal to younger audiences. There are some scenes that might be too scary for little kids. Also, Max and Duke say this to save their lives but, be forewarned they do say "put their owner in the blender."

I recommend The Secret Life of Pets for kids ages 5 to 15 due to the scary scenes. Older audiences may like this movie if they love animals and fun cartoons. I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars because it is entertaining and about my favorite subject...animals!

Reviewed by Mia A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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