Why Is ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ so popular? Audiences around the world are flocking to this movie in unprecedented numbers, with many saying they’ve seen it more than once. Why? Let’s see if we can’t find out…
Pet Owners Unite!
‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ doesn’t come down on the side of either Team Cat or Team Dog. All pets (even a few exotic types) are skewered equally. Same goes for their humans…
It’s Set In NYC
Most animated features are set in some mythical town straight out of either Norman Rockwell or Charles Addams. ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ is instead set in a very vibrant, sometimes dangerous looking New York City. It makes a big difference…
Great Pee And Poop Jokes
No matter what age we are, most of us are suckers for toilet humor. When it’s pet pee and poop we’re talking about, somehow, it’s even funnier. Maybe it’s because we can’t just flush it away without another thought?
The Tears Are Real
If you’re not cheering like a fight fan or blubbering like a baby as the movie reaches its climax, you’re just not human. The only spoiler alert we are giving is: Bring a pack of Kleenex. At the very least, hang on to that movie hot dog napkin. You’re gonna need it…
The Visuals Are Stunning
The level of sophistication reached in rendering a complex urban landscape like New York City is stupendous. And, it’s all done with computers…
It’s About Pet Owners Too
Most animated movies with animals have no humans at all. Or, they’re drawn as ignorant, clueless or downright evil. ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ portrays humans as just that. People who get wrapped up in their own emotional problems, sometimes at the expense of a usually beloved pet.
The Life Lessons Are Meaningful
Loyalty. Friendship. Betrayal. Revenge. Downright meanness. And sugary-sweet affection. All bases are covered and packed into a fast-paced, 90-minute, surprisingly G-Rated morality tale. Only in the cartoons…
TSLOP Has A Great Voice Cast
Some of the top Voice Actors of Hollywood are behind the microphones. Some old favorites and a few fresh newcomers bring real life to the characters, both animal and human. We could list them here, but half the fun is figuring out who they are without looking at the credits. You’d be surprised…
It’s Not Just A Kid’s Movie
Adults are often reluctant to go see an animated, full-length feature unless it’s to spend quality time with the kids. Word of Mouth has it that ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ is also an enjoyable Chick Flick and a great First Date Movie. Oh, and, watch out for the old folks. Sometimes, they move a little slow…