The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Poster


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Weenie (2016) (Video)
spin-off mini-movie
Norman Television (2016) (Video)
spin-off mini-movie


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
A wheelchaired character mutters "Sentimental Hogwash."
Animal Farm (1954)
The leader of the Flushed Pets is named Snowball. In Animal Farm, one of the two pigs who lead the revolution on the farm is called Snowball. The revolution in both films is against humans who have mistreated animals.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The scene where Chloe tells Pops she's a cat, and he says "Nobody's perfect."
Gidget (1959)
A dog is named "Gidget".
The Birds (1963)
Poster is seen.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The villain is a white rabbit, which is a reference to the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
Poster with the show's title is seen on NYC building.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The shot of Max's feet as he walks on the sidewalk, set to a remix of "Stayin' Alive".
Grease (1978)
The musical's final song "We Go Together" is featured in a sausage factory dream sequence.
Alien (1979)
The lizard peaks out of the "mother" pushing the baby cart, the same way the hatched aliens burst out of their hosts.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Snowball's emotional reference to Ricky ("who didn't make it").
Presto (2008) (Short)
Snowball says he was the pet of a magician that used to pull him out of a hat, before such acts lost popularity. He also looks a lot like "Alec Azam" from Presto.
Despicable Me (2010)
There is a tattoo of the unicorn Gru won for Agnes on Tattoo's back.
The Voice (2011) (TV Series)
Featured on a Times Square billboard.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
"Happy" is used in one scene.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) (TV Series)
Poster with the show's title is seen on NYC building.
Minions (2015)
Mel wears a Minion costume.
Sing (2016)
The poster is seen on a bus.

Referenced in 

Animation Lookback: Top 4 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2015 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2016 animated film.
Blackcatloner: A Very #Puppymonkeybaby Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions seeing the Super Bowl commercial for this movie.
Blackcatloner: Another Year, Another Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions this trailer airing during the Super Bowl.
Nostalgia Critic: Cats & Dogs (2016) (TV Episode)
"I don't like this R-rated cut for The Secret Life of Pets!"
Honest Trailers: Gladiator (2016) (TV Episode)
"He's out there somewhere. Lost. Scared. And so handsome"
Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
PWN: Disappointing Movies: PWN #8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, Poster is shown
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.58 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Current Pop Culture" category
Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
PWN: Hollywood Is Dead: PWN #10 - PART ONE (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, Poster is shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Keaton/Nina Dobrev/The xx (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais/Vanessa Hudgens/Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth (2017) (TV Episode)
Screenshot showing that the movie premiered on Netflix at the same time as David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
PWN: Best of 2016: PWN #12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, Poster is shown
The Boss Baby (2017)
The sea monkeys can be seen in a tank in Vegas.
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Alex calls the movie "obnoxious and forgettable" and a remake of Toy Story.
Honest Trailers: Logan (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is shown
PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Good Girls: A View from the Top (2018) (TV Episode)
Stan suggests this as a movie for Sara to watch
Saturday Night Live: Donald Glover/Childish Gambino (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update.
The Grinch (2018)
Snowball makes a cameo in Illumination logo
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Grover Said WHAT?!? (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
The Sara Cox Show: Episode #1.1 (2019) (TV Episode)
One of the films on television over Easter discussed.


Despicable Me (2010)
The cats are watching this feature in TV during the opening montage. The fictional MSNBC news reporter is shown on there. Co-director Yarrow Cheney involved in that film.

Featured in 

Conan: Dana Carvey/Deon Cole/Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2016) (TV Episode)
Scene of Dana Carvey was shown.
Honest Trailers: Big Hero 6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Projector: The Secret Life of Pets (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
Newsflash and Box Office coverage
Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) (TV Episode)
Box Office coverage
Hollywood Express: Episode #14.34 (2016) (TV Episode)
Box Office coverage
Honest Trailers: The Secret Life of Pets (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Angie Tribeca: This Sounds Unbelievable, But CSI: Miami Did It (2017) (TV Episode)
Shown on space flight.
Gypsy: The Commune (2017) (TV Episode)
Dolly watches it on her iPad
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Animated Villains in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Snowball gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Disney Domination Week (2019) (TV Episode)
Topic of discussion.


Jane the Virgin (2014) (TV Series)
Jaime Camil has a small voice role spoofing his character on Jane's show.

Spoofed in 

The Secret Life of Kyle (2017) (Video)
This short is a spoof of this movie, showing what Kyle does when Gru and his family are away.

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