Universal Pictures Lets Latest Animated Film Off the Leash with 'The Secret Life of Pets'

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, makers of the hit franchise Despicable Me and last summer's blockbuster Minions, present The Secret Life of Pets, which hits theaters Friday, July 8.

The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.