For you animal lovers and pet owners out there, just like me, you’ve probably wondered what in the hell your pets do all day when you’re gone. Are dogs all day barkers? Do cats just sleep? What about fish? It’s crossed all of our minds, and now coming from Universal and their animation studio, we get to see at least an imaginative take on the world of pets when they are left alone. And let me tell you, it’s pretty great.
A comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Set in a Manhattan apartment building, after the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks. The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (voiced by Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (voiced by Kevin Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.
This trailer was so much better then I was ever imagining. I had never even heard of it until it popped up on my YouTube feed so I wasn’t really expecting much, but now I’m really looking forward to it. It is something that everyone has always wondered and now all us pet owners can have a little fun with it and just wonder.
The only thing is… It doesn’t come out for a freaking year! I understand wanting to get it in our heads now with just a small little teaser, but it charmed the hell out of me and now I just want to see it! Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely be in line waiting to watch it come this time next year, but it just sucks that it’s a 2016 movie and not a 2015.
On a side note, that final scene with the punk rock music, oh my god… I don’t know the last time I laughed that hard from an animated movies teaser trailer, just hysterical.
The Secret Life of Pets has a July 8th, 2016 release date. Starring Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate, and Albert Brooks.