Movie Review – The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

The Secret Life of Pets, 2016.

Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney.

Featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.


A group of pets have to put their differences aside so that they can find their way back to their home in Manhattan.

When it comes to CGI animation, Illumination Studios are a relative newcomer in the industry. The scored an enormous hit with the Despicable Me franchise and the Minions spin-off (the appeal and success of which baffles me), and this summer they’ve emerged with that rarest of things – an animated film that is neither a sequel, a spin-off or an adaptation of anything. The story revolves around a dog called Max, whose happy life with his beloved owner Katie is interrupted when she brings home Duke, a huge dog from the pound.

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