The Secret Life of Pets available for home viewing 11/22

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 

I have a GREAT holiday gift idea for you! This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Tuck this into their gift basket or stocking to enjoy over and over again! Thanks to our friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for sponsoring today’s post!

We first met Ginger and Max in their pre-Duke glory days, having a routine like no other and living the good life as pets in NYC apartments. But then Katie, Max’s mom, brings home a new dog, Duke…and Max’s stable, routine, fabulous life is turned upside down and inside out.  From small dogs to large dogs and every breed in between, plus cats, birds and bunnies, this comedy is all about the lives our pets lead at home when we leave for work or school and the story of what happens 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 and in an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.


The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.

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BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES (Available on Blu-ray editions)

  • 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.



  • 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.


For more information about The Secret Life of Pets and the release for in home viewing visit the Official Site and like ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

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16 comments… add one
  • Can't wait to watch this movie.. My kids love animals and cartoon.. I am sure they are going to love this
  • I am so excited for this movie to come to DVD, we saw it in the theaters and loved it!
  • This movie is awesome. We are so excited to have a copy of it so the kids will enjoy it more.
  • I love this movie! I watched it with my girls. I can't wait for it to come out so I can hopefully grab a copy too!
  • We loved this movie. My kids can't wait for it to come out on video so we can have it at home.
  • I do often wonder what my pets do when I am not home. That is why it is a must I see this movie. It really is a great preview and I know it is going to be hilarious. Thanks for sharing this great gift idea.
  • I took my niece to see The Secret Life of Pets when it was in theaters and she loved the movie. I plan on buying her the dvd for christmas so we can watch it every time I visit.
  • Bet this movie is going to be fun. And I bet my son's going to enjoy it too. Can't wait for us to see it.
  • We can't wait to see this movie. We missed it when it was in the theaters, and it looks so funny!
  • I can't wait to see this movie. My son went to see ot with his NANA. He said it was super funny. I will have to watch it once i can rent it.
  • I haven't see this yet, and I'm so excited to have this on a blue ray
  • I haven't seen this yet and I can't wait until it comes out on blu ray. It will definitely be a must for us since our daughter just loves animals!
  • I loved this movie. I am excited to get a copy and watch all the bonus scenes.
  • I can't wait to get this in my library! We saw this in the theater, and we all loved it.
  • My children really enjoyed this film. I always ask, what is the lesson too!!
  • We want to see this so bad! It looks so cute and I am loving the animation! Totally cute!

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