The Pets are Back

June 7, 2019
(from left) Liam, Max (Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) in Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, directed by Chris Renaud.
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Your favorite furry friends are back, in The Secret Life of Pets 2.

In this sequel, a fearful Jack Russell terrier named Max and his family leave their home in the city to visit a farm. There, Max learns to embrace his wild side. He gets help from a farm dog named Rooster. “Rooster teaches Max that life is scary, but you’ve just got to do it,” Bobby Moniyhan told TIME for Kids. Moniyhan supplies the voice for Mel, a goofy pug.

Back home, Max’s friends are on their own adventures. Gidget, a fluffy Pomeranian, is working to rescue Max’s favorite chew toy. To do so, she must face a crew of vicious cats. Snowball, a bunny, is on a dangerous mission to free a tiger from the circus.

Eric Stonestreet plays Duke, a mutt who lives with Max. Stonestreet told TFK the movie “celebrates how much joy, excitement, and love our pets bring to our lives.”

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is in theaters now.

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