The trailer for The Secret Life of Pets gives animal lovers a glimpse of what their fur babies are up to while they’re home alone, and upper crust poodle owners might be appalled by their pooches’ taste in music.
According to Cinemablend, The Secret Life of Pets centers on a dog named Max (Louis C.K.). The pooch lives a carefree life in Manhattan, and he’s perfectly happy spending most of his day staring at the door until his master finally gets home. However, his world comes crumbling down when his owner comes home from the pound with a “sloppy mongrel” named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The pets definitely aren’t pals at first, but they’ll likely bond over their shared mission to stop a maniacal (but adorable) fluffy white bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart). The carrot-crunching critter is hopping mad because he doesn’t have the happy life that other pets enjoy, so he declares war on pets like Max who have it made and their humans.
The trailer for The Secret Life of Pets shows a quick glimpse of what various pets do right after their owners leave. A bird pretends it’s a fighter jet, a Dachshund finds a creative use for a kitchen appliance, and a poodle rocks out to some heavy metal music. According to Loudwire, the poodle and his pals are listening to System of a Down’s new song titled “Bounce” in the trailer below.
People reports that the Pomeranian puffball in the trailer is voiced by Jenny Slate, and Lake Bell lends her voice to the chubby feline who finds it impossible to stick to her diet. The movie’s impressive voice cast also includes Hannibal Burress, Bobby Moynihan, Ellie Kemper, Dana Carvey, and Albert Brooks.
The Secret Life of Pets is a surprisingly tame project for a raunchy comedian like Louis C.K. — after all, he is the same man who caused a huge controversy by cracking a child molestation joke on Saturday Night Live. However, Louis does seem to be rather fond of pet stories. In the video below, he tells Conan O’Brien how he saved his dog’s life after the hungry pooch ingested dark chocolate. It involves punching the dog in the face, so it’s doubtful that this anecdote will appear in The Secret Life of Pets.
The premise of Pets might sound like something that Pixar would come up with, but it’s actually being produced by Illumination Entertainment, the same studio responsible for Despicable Me and the upcoming Minions movie. Maybe viewers will be introduced to an adorable army of gibberish-speaking gerbils.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a rather long time before you can sneak your purse dog into a theater to watch The Secret Life of Pets with you — it won’t hit theaters until next summer.
[Image credit: Illumination Entertainment]