The Secret Life of Pets

While their owners are away, the pets will play…

Overall B-

Do you know what your pet does while you're away? This animation about a group of cats, dogs, bunnies, etc. living in Manhattan depicts some of those mysterious and surprising goings-on.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

Why is The Secret Life of Pets rated PG? The MPAA rated The Secret Life of Pets PG for action and some rude humor.

Run Time: 90 minutes

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The Secret Life of Pets
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Why is The Secret Life of Pets rated PG? The Secret Life of Pets is rated PG by the MPAA for action and some rude humor.

Violence: Slapstick antics and non-graphic violent depictions are frequent. Some of these portrayals are frightening and will likely scare young viewers. Threats of bodily harm and death are made. Characters discuss using a blender to kill someone. Characters face perilous situations, including being eaten, falling from heights, getting lost, chased and impounded. Characters nearly drown, others are crushed. Death is implied. Dangerous driving occurs and vehicle crashes result. Bones of dead animals are shown. Property damage and stealing occur. Many characters engage in behavior they know would be prohibited if their owners were present.

Sexual Content: The screenplay includes mild potty humor, a hit to the groin and comedic depictions of bodily functions (vomiting, urination and defecation). Animals lick and smell private body parts. Characters embrace and kiss.

Language: Characters engage in name-calling and other insults.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character recounts an experience when he was given a tranquillizer drug.

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The Secret Life of Pets
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Secret Life of Pets is directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney and stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Secret Life of Pets movie is December 6, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Secret Life of Pets
Release Date:  6 December 2016
Secret Life of Pets releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) with the following special features:
- How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination. (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets (Blu-ray exclusive)
- 3 Mini-Movies: Norman Television, Weenie, and 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.

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