The Secret Life of Pets 2 – In Theaters June 7
Posted on June 4, 2019
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You\’ve all seen my dog Jack, crazy energy, doesn\’t ever stop, has an obsession with his ball… the list goes on. As a pet owner, I always wonder what Jack does when I am not home. Sometimes with how tired he is when I get home, I feel like he\’s been partying like the characters in the first Secret Life of Pets. To be honest, I wanted to know what Jack was up to while I was away at work, and that is when I decided to get a Furbo Pet Camera and let me tell you when I leave he HOWLS. Literally howls until he no longer has a voice anymore, I had no idea he even knew how to do that! I haven\’t seen him off on adventures yet, but I am sure that\’s on his agenda. The Secret Life of Pets 2 that comes out this Friday, June 7 – and I am so excited to see what adventure Max, Snowball and Gidget get into this time!
Illumination’s tenth feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.
Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?
Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes, and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.
Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.
And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.
Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?