‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Celebrates National Pet Day with a New Trailer

The new nearly three minute trailer for Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 arrives on National Pet Day. The sequel to 2016’s blockbuster animated film once again features cats, dogs, and bunnies living their best lives while their two-legged family members are off at work or school.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 voice cast includes Patton Oswalt as Max, Lake Bell as Chloe, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Dana Carvey as Pops, and Tiffany Haddish as Daisy. Kevin Hart is Snowball, Ellie Kemper is Katie, Bobby Moynihan is Mel, Jenny Slate is Gidget, and Eric Stonestreet voices Duke. Harrison Ford makes his animated film debut as Rooster the dog.

The family-friendly sequel was directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan Del Val from a script by Brian Lynch. Lynch and Renaud also wrote and directed the original 2016 film. Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy produced the sequel.

Illumination’s set a June 7, 2019 theatrical release date.

“We love our pets, but how well do we really know them?”

The Secret Life of Pets 2
A scene from ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2.’

The Plot:

“Terrier Max (Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Ford), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?”