Following the overwhelming success of The Secret Life of Pets (2016), it’s no surprise that Illumination is moving forward with a sequel, scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2019. The first teaser trailer launched yesterday and follows Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt) as he happily goes on a walk with his owner. But it’s quickly revealed to be a trap as the walk leads straight to the dreaded vet’s office! But this isn’t just any veterinarian: according to a feline patient, this vet specializes in behavioral disorders (though it’s not yet clear why Max is being taken there). Max then meets several of the patients including the aforementioned feline, a hamster, a fellow canine who is not sure if he is a “good boy” or not and, in my favorite part, two kittens (modeled after the Grady Twins from The Shining) who announce “we start fires.”
It sounds like more character trailers will be revealed soon and it will be exciting to learn more about the story of The Secret Life of Pets 2 over the coming months. What do you think of the teaser trailer? The sequel is scheduled to arrive on June 9, 2019.