The secret lives of pets is produced by Illumination who brought us the family favourite Despicable Me franchise. This is why I think my kids loved it so much. The movie is a sneek peek into what our beloved pets are up to when we’re not home…a bit like Toy Story.
Max is our main character. He’s a devoted dog whose entire life revolves around his owner, Katie. It’s a perfect dog life but this all changes when Katie brings home Duke, a big fluffy dog who immediately starts to ruin Max’s life by taking over his home!
Some underhand scheming by Duke, results in him and Max having some hilarious encounters with a gang of feral cats, Animal Control and what can only be described as a human hating cult of animals called “The Flushed Pets”
Our other notable characters:
Gidget: a tiny dog and has a crush on Max (my daughters favourite)
Chloe: a fat cat with a hilarious bad attitude and eats everything on site.
Mel: a cute little pug
Chloe and Mel are the comedians and make you laugh and little Gidget serves as our unlikely hero to save her true love.
The Secret Life of Pets is a solid family film with plenty of cute and intelligent jokes, as well as a few scary moments that aren’t too scary.
You can of course buy some of the character toys which are available now and these are definitely on my girls Christmas list