Blu-ray 3D, DVD, Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Release: The Secret Life of Pets

Digital Release Date: Nov. 22, 2016, Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD Release Date: Dec. 6, 2016
Price: DVD $19.96, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96, Blu-ray 3D $29.96
Studio: Universal

This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered with the home entertainment premiere of the animated comedy adventure The Secret Life of Pets, a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales.

secret-life-of-pets-1_optIn their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have concocted a goodie: Max, voiced by Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper, TV’s The Office) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet, TV’s Modern Family) 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 (Kevin Hart, Ride Along), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise), the movie also features the voices of Lake Bell (No Escape), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Steve Coogan (The Trip) and Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo).

The various configurations of Pets include the various following bonus features:

Blu-ray Exclusives

  • 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.
  • 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 and DVD Bonus Features

  • Mini-Movies:
    • Norman Television
    • Weenie
    • 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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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.