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The Secret Life of Pets is an animated comedy film released in 2016, directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney. Produced by Illumination Entertainment, the film offers a humorous and imaginative look at what pets do when their owners are away.
The story is set in a bustling Manhattan apartment building, focusing on Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a terrier who leads a contented life with his owner Katie (voiced by Ellie Kemper). Max's world is turned upside down when Katie brings home a new dog named Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet). The two initially don't get along and find themselves in a series of misadventures that lead them to become lost in the city.
Meanwhile, a group of pets in the building, led by a white rabbit named Snowball (voiced by Kevin Hart), rebels against humans and their owners. They call themselves "The Flushed Pets" and plan to overthrow the human regime. Max and Duke, in their journey to find their way back home, become entangled with this group, leading to various comedic situations.
The film cleverly explores the secret lives and personalities of pets, imagining what they might do and say when humans aren't around. It features a diverse cast of characters, including a sassy cat named Chloe (voiced by Lake Bell), a paralyzed dachshund named Buddy (voiced by Hannibal Buress), and a hawk named Tiberius (voiced by Albert Brooks).