“Yeah, I’m fine, too. It’s my human that’s nuts.” I’m sure my dogs could identify with that line in The Secret Life of Pets 2, sequel to the 2016 animated comedy movie The Secret Life of Pets. In this film — out June 7th — Terrier Max stresses over protecting toddler Liam (yes, his owner is now married, with a child) and develops a nervous tic. And the rest of the gang is having issues, too. Pomeranian Gidget and kitty Chloe try to rescue Max’s favorite toy, hindered by Chloe’s little catnip problem. And bunny Snowball tries to live out his superhero fantasy when Shih Tzu Daisy asks for help on a dangerous mission. Of course there is mixed breed Duke (along with Max) who visits a farm only to have to survive canine-intolerant cows,
hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey.
With humor and irreverence, the film looks at the emotional lives of pets and their bond with the families that love them. The furry gang searches deep for their inner courage to face their fears with some help from the one-and-only Harrison Ford, the voice behind veteran farm dog Rooster. All the stars are back: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings and Bobby Moynihan. Directed by Chris Renaud and co-director Jonathan Del Val, written by Brian Lynch and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
Covering the pet world for more than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/writer for a wide variety of pet magazines and websites from the small critters to parrots to cats and dogs. Her advisory team of rescued pets — dogs Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — help keep her on top of the latest and greatest pet health research, training and products, anything to give keep them in the high life they are accustomed to. Follow Tampa and his crew on Instagram @tampa.bay.pup.report while Melissa can always be found working on the next issue of Catster and Dogster magazines at caster.com and dogster.com.