Have you ever wondered what your pets do when you’re not home? I know I have! That question is finally answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand today.
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 is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie, brings home Duke, 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, they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
My kids are total animal lovers so I figured they’d enjoy this movie, and I was right! There are some scary scenes when the pets are being chased and when they face off against a giant snake, but Tee wasn’t fazed by it and even Kay took things mostly in stride. Mostly though it was a fun and funny buddy comedy adventure. The girls thought Chloe the cat and Snowball the bunny were hilarious, and I admit to having a soft spot for Leonard the heavy metal, head banging poodle.
I liked the underling themes of friendship and teamwork. I strive to teach my kids empathy and how to be a good friend, so we were able to have a discussion after the movie about why it’s important to be open to making new friends at school and in our neighbourhood. Max and Duke remind me a little bit of my daughters when Kay first joined our family, but like my girls, they eventually learn to live with each other and appreciate each other’s strengths.
The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.
- How to Make an Animated Film (Blu-ray exclusive) – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination.
- Anatomy of a Scene (Blu-ray exclusive) – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets
- Norman Television
- 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.
Visit the website to get the Pet & Play Tour schedule, play Chloe’s Refrigerator Raid game, and create personalized movie art with your pet’s photo to print or share!
The Secret Life of Pets is available at Amazon on DVD; Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital HD; and 4K.
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