3 Reasons to Pick Up The Secret Life of Pets


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In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

My husband and I took our young daughters to see this movie in the theaters and it was a huge hit for all of us! We loved it! I know I have been counting down the days for it’s blu-ray release so that I could take it home, and I am sure the rest of my family has been too. This movie was fantastic. If you haven’t see it, you should – if you have, then you know why you need to pick it up on December 6 when it is available for purchase already. I have been lucky enough to get an advance copy and wow! Here are my 3 reasons why you need to pick up The Secret Life of Pets on blu-ray or DVD.

The Cast

With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).


The Humor

This movie seriously had me laughing harder than I have in a long time. We took my mom along with us to see it and all of us had tears in our eyes, we were laughing so hard. In fact, the entire theater did as well. There is nothing like watching a movie in a packed room and all laughing together. It was so much fun. We have two dogs at home so this movie really made us wonder what they do when we are not around. If you like to laugh, this is the movie for you!


The Bonus Content


  • How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination.
  • Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets


  • Mini-Movies:
    • Norman Television
    • Weenie
    • Mower Minions
  • All About The Pets – Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O’Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
  • Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors – The comedy superstars who give voice to the film’s menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.
  • Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by “Hairspray Live!,” Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they’re hanging out with their pet pals.
  • The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
  • Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Sing Trailer
  • “Lovely Day” Lyric Video
  • The Humans that Brought You Pets – Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The
  • Secret Life of Pet’s compelling characters and non-stop action.
  • GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.


The Secret Life of Pets hits stores everywhere on December 6, 2016!
Purchase your copy of The Secret Life of Pets on Amazon here.

Connect with The Secret Life Of Pets on Social Media
Website: http://uni.pictures/Pets
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/PetsTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SecretLifeOfPets
Twitter: https://twitter.com/petsmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretlifeofpets

Giveaway Alert

Enter to win a copy of Secret Life of Pets using the Gleam form below. Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!

The Secret Life of Pets blu-ray Combo Pack

Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks
Directed By: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney
Written By: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch
Produced By: Christopher Meledandri and Janet Healy
Associate Produced By: Robert Taylor and Brett Hoffman
Production Designer: Eric Guillon
Edited By: Gilad Carmel and Eric Osmond
Composer: Alexandre Desplat


  1. Lia Becas Jacobsen on

    I got ‘page not found’ on the blog comment link so I’m leaving it here instead. My Grandkids and I are still waiting to see it at the theater because we missed it when it first came out. Winning the set would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. No I haven’t seen this movie. I wanted to see this movie with my grandkids, but I was sick. I’m glad that some of them still went.

  3. Kimberly Flickinger on

    I saw this movie when it first came out with my brother. Buddy reminds me of my late doxie Shaky who past away last July. We laughed and cried throughout the movie.

  4. We did not get to go and see this when it was in the theater, but the TV commercials that I have seen for it sure looked like the movie is pretty funny. My kinda movie to watch!

  5. Catherine Lewis on

    I think this looks like the cutest cartoon movie that has come along in a long time! I can’t wait to be able to see it!

  6. I haven’t seen this movie. I’ve always had a feeling that my furry friends had a secret life while we weren’t at home ????

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  8. Kimberly Flickinger on

    My brother and I saw it when it first came out. We love it, “Buddy” reminds us of our late doxie Shaky who recently passed away.

  9. I haven’t seen this cute movie. But it is something I look forward to seeing it with my grandkids over Christmas break.

  10. No I didn’t see it in the theater, but it comes out on DVD tomorrow!! Plus Target has a promo, if you buy the
    Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD for $22.99,
    you also receive a free per figure (worth $4.99). I am really going to try and get this deal! Even though it is freezing here!!

  11. How ironic that this giveaway ends the day after the DVD is released! Well not unless this was planned ??
    I didn’t see the movie while it was in the theaters, but it will be a good movie to watch on Christmas!

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