Directed by
  • Chris Renaud
  • Yarrow Cheney (co-director)
  • Louis C.K.
  • Eric Stonestreet
  • Kevin Hart
Screenplay by
  • Ken Daurio
  • Brian Lynch
  • Cinco Paul
Genre Animation, Family, Comedy


UK Release Date 18th June 2016


Max (Louis C.K) and Duke (Stonestreet) are rescued by a rabbit named Snowball (Hart) and his friends. In exchange Max and Duke must help them in their mission against humans. After they escape from the dangerous Snowball they have to find their way home.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot is interesting to a certain extent. Kids will absolutely love the idea that animals can talk and go on adventures. For parents less so but it still keeps you engaged for the entire movie.


Is The Acting Good?

The voice acting talent in this movie is really good. Jenny Slate, who voices Gidget, stands out in my mind because the way she changes her voice is amazing. If I hadn’t already known that it was her voicing the character I would never have guessed.

Is The Directing Good?

Chris Renaud has proved with Despicable Me that he can direct a good children’s movie and he doesn’t disappoint with The Secret Life Of Pets. You can tell Yarrow Cheney also has a gift for animated movies.


Is The Cinematography Good?

As with most animated movies, the cinematography isn’t what makes the movie although there are a few shots that are quite interesting. Overall the cinematography is just average for an animated movie.

Is It Worth A Watch?

Kid’s are going to love this movie, it has a sense of adventure and animals talk in it! What more do kids want? It has just enough laughs in it that parents can also enjoy it too without being bored.


Yes. Big, big stuff today, Gidget. I got big plans. I’m gonna sit here and I’m gonna wait for Katie to come back.

– Louis C.K. as Max