Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets and PetSmart Are Tail Wagging Fun

   It has been at least a year since I began anxiously waiting for The Secret Life of Pets movie debut. Let me be upfront with you and say that I LOVE cartoons or as they call them now, animated movies. There aren’t many Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks movies or songs that I can’t recite verbatim. When my daughter was young, we read the books and then watched the movies. It’s just a guess but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast more than 587 times. I can’t imagine a time when I won’t enjoy laughing and getting lost in the magical world of animation.
   The Secret Life of Pets from Illumination opened last week and it was perfect timing because my brother was visiting from N.Y.C. He was excited to go watch it along with my husband. Were we the oldest people in the theater? That’s not important. Suffice to say there were a gazillion kids crammed in the matinee. When the movie began, it was quite with the exception of laughter. I was so relieved!
Max and Duke were the stars of The Secret Life of Pets and available at PetSmart.
   There were many great scenes in the movie but my favorites are at the beginning. The writers and artists definitely know their cats, dogs, and hamsters. I never give away the story but if you love pets, you will enjoy this movie. Many big name stars lend their voices to The Secret Life of Pets. The main characters are Max who is voiced by Louis C. K. and his new “brother” Duke with the voice of a hilarious Eric Stonestreet. You’ll also recognize Kevin Hart as the insane rabbit Snowball. (Imagine Happy Bunny on steroids) The addition of Pops, a grumpy Basset Hound with a disability and the voice of Dana Carvey stole my heart. The clips of New York are gorgeous. My brother really loved the way his city was portrayed.
Basset and Westie playing with The Secret Life of Pets toys
   The plot revolves around Max not wanting to share his life with a new big brown fluffy dog and tries to set Duke up as a troublemaker. When their mom leaves them together, chaos and hijinks ensue. Although the movie was not what I had expected it to be, I enjoyed it immensely. I recommend you grab some popcorn and settle into a cool theater for 90 minutes of fun and laughs.
Westie at door with toy in his mouth
   Bentley and Pierre aren’t allowed in our theaters but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t getting involved in the hype of this summer’s big hit. Thanks to our friends at PetSmart, they both have the Secret Life of Pets bandanas and they were given the character toys as a gift on the red carpet at the BlogPaws conference Nose-to-Nose awards. They chose the stars Max and Duke to be their favorite characters. 
Basset and Westie wearing PetSmart The Secret Life of Pets bandana
   You can always count on PetSmart to know exactly what our pets want and need to be happy and stylish!
   Here is a sneak peek at The Secret Life of Pets. Enjoy!

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31 comments :

  1. Omg!! I want to see this and no one will go with me! Lol

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  2. I wanna watch that movie so much! and I wanna get those plushies for Happy and me too! LOL! I love anything animal movie! :D I also wanna watch the secret life of Bentley and Pierre! I wonder when it comes out...:)

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  3. We can't wait till the movie is on HBO and we can all watch it together - with popcorn!

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  4. This is going on my 'to watch' list!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. Oh I would love to see that!!! ...and I will set 2 big bags of popcorn on my wishlist :o)

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  6. Love those toys, but don't have any. Guess I need to head to PetSmart!

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  7. Oh wow, the P.A. really wants to see that movie too!

    It looks fab and the toys are PAWESOME!

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  8. Looks like fun! I'll 'need' to see it anyway so I'll know what my class of 3rd graders is talking about. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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  10. The movie is on our list of must-sees this summer.
    —Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  11. We will most likely see it when it comes out on DVD. That way Jimmy can enjoy it too! Wilson isn't a movie watcher so he won't really care....

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  12. I can't wait to see this!! Thanks so much for including the video clip, I laughed my butt off!!!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  13. Hahaha. Looks adorable. I could totally see Sam acting like Leonard. 😜

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  14. MOL ! Can't wait to watch the movie ! Thank you for the video ! Purrs

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  15. What a fun dy you had with your brother

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  16. We totally enjoyed the movie too and can't wait for it to come out on DVD to share it with the pack (ok, or maybe so I can watch it over and over ;-))

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  17. We will wait until it comes out on Dvd - hate going to the movie theaters :)

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  18. I am DYING to see that movie! All I need is a child to bring with me.....

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  19. We see the pug in commercials and it cracks us up!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  20. The commercials crack me up. I don't go to the movies much, but I am an avid "on demand" contributor. I think it's wonderful that you were able to see the movie with your brother and husband. Now I will smile whenever I see those (or any animated film ) commercials.

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  21. It's on my must-see list, for sure! I'm with you. I adore animation.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  22. This is definitely on our "must see in the theater" list. Hopefully this weekend! :)

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  23. The mom says she'll probably see this movie when it comes out on DVD. It looks really cute!

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  24. We can't wait to see it
    Lily & Edward

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  25. I saw it and really liked the begining best of all, too. So jealous I missed out on getting some of those awesome toys at Blogpaws! My kids would have confiscated them, though. ~RascalandRocco

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  26. It looks like such a cute movie! I can't drag my hubby to a theater though so we have to wait until the come out on DVD or TV movie channels!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  27. This movie seems so cute! I don't think I will ever be able to talk my husband into going to the theater to see it with me (he isn't into animated movies), but maybe I'll just go by myself. Animated movies are a lot of fun - especially when they involve pets.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  28. This was definitely a fun movie! My parents were visiting at the time it was released, so we went to go see it. My ten-year-old really enjoyed it, and so did we. Seeing how the animators/ voice-over actors portrayed each character/ pet was definitely a high point; we who are blessed to have fur-kids in the family know what individual and awesome personalities each one is!

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