The Secret Life of Pets 2

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The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Teaser Poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byChris Renaud
Produced by
Written byBrian Lynch
Based onCharacters
by Brian Lynch
Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Music byAlexandre Desplat[1]
Edited byTiffany Hillkurtz
Distributed byUniversal Pictures[2]
Release date
  • June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
CountryUnited States

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an upcoming American 3D computer animated comedy film produced by Illumination. It is directed by Chris Renaud and written by Brian Lynch, and is a sequel to the 2016 film The Secret Life of Pets. Most of the cast members will reprise their roles except for Louis C.K., who will be replaced by Patton Oswalt. Additional cast members include Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, Pete Holmes and Harrison Ford.

The film is scheduled for release on June 7, 2019, by Universal Pictures.



On August 2, 2016, Universal Pictures and Illumination announced a sequel to the 2016 animated film The Secret Life of Pets with director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch returning.[3] Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy would produce the film.[4]


In November 2017, it was announced that Louis C.K. would not be reprising his role as Max after being accused of and later admitting to sexual misconduct with five women.[5]

In April 2018, it was announced that Patton Oswalt will replace C.K. as Max while Hart, Stonestreet, Slate, Kemper, Bell, Carvey, Buress and Moynihan will reprise their roles. Additional casting includes Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, Harrison Ford and Pete Holmes.[6]


The Secret Life of Pets 2 is scheduled to be released on June 7, 2019 by Universal Pictures.[7] It was previously set for a July 13, 2018 release,[3] then on July 3, 2019.[4]


The film’s first trailer was released before another Illumination film, The Grinch, on November 7, 2018.[8]


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  2. ^ a b c "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b McNary, Dave (August 2, 2016). "'Secret Life of Pets 2' in the Works, Set for 2018 Release". Variety. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Minions 2 and Sing 2 Announced, Pets 2 Pushed Back a Year". January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (November 10, 2017). "Universal Pictures, Illumination Parts Ways With Louis C.K. On 'Secret Life Of Pets 2'". Deadline. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (April 25, 2018). "Harrison Ford Takes First Animated Role, In Illumination's 'The Secret Life Of Pets 2'". Deadline. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 15, 2017). "'The Secret Life Of Pets 2' Will Be Unleashed A Month Earlier". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
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