The first full length trailer for Secret Life Of Pets has been released, and it gives the obscene amount of comedic talent that they have involved a chance to shine. And there are quite a few comedians to make room for, because Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, and Ellie Kemper are just four of the names that are involved in the animated comedy. You can check out the trailer for Secret Life Of Pets in all of its glory below.
The Secret Life Of Pets revolves around the antics of your favorite cherished animals when you leave for the day. Much in the mould of Toy Story, Secret Life Of Pets sees the creatures sparkle with personality, and they each have their own group dynamics, tensions and conflicts to content with.
At the forefront of The Secret Life Of Pets is the Russell Terrier Max, who is rather excitedly voiced by Louis C.K. In fact, in another aspect that seems to have been ripped straight from Toy Story’s narrative, Max starts to feel neglected by his previously loving owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) once she brings home the mongrel Duke (Erick Stonestreet) from the dog pound.
The Toy Story connection doesn’t just stop there too. Because this odd couple of warring pooches find themselves lost in Manhattan after they’re accidentally taken by Animal Control. They soon break free from this prison, thanks to the help of Kevin Hart’s Snowball, the leader of the Flushed Pets, an army of abandoned pets that like to exact revenge on happily owned pets and their owners.
The above trailer suggests that Secret Life Of Pets is going to be very much by the book. In fact, we could all probably work out the specifics of Secret Life Of Pets rather predictable plot right here and now. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be tiresome to watch. Like Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise, the bright visuals, outlandish set pieces -- was that rabbit just riding a hawk? – and cartoonish aesthetic, pacing, and energy means it’s firmly aimed at kids.
But the all-star comedic cast also means that it should hopefully possess some quips and jokes that adults will enjoy too. On top of Louis C.K. Stonestreet, Hart, Coogan, and Kemper, there’s also Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan, In A World’s Lake Bell, as well as Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate, Dana Carvey, and the always glorious Albert Brooks. Surely they’ve been given at least some freedom to comedically excel. Otherwise, what was the point in hiring them? We’ll see just how funny they can make The Secret Life Of Pets when it’s released on July 8, 2016.