Holiday Gift Guide: The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray + GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured below free of charge in order to do an honest review. My thoughts are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**



This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered whenThe 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. The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. 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.

In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. 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. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’sModern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).



  • 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.


We were so excited to watch this movie since we are animal lovers and my kids loved the extras we received and it got them even more excited! The movie is really cute. The main character is a dog named Max and he loves his owner more than anything, but he can’t figure out why she leaves him all day. He sits around and just waits for her to return. In the beginning of the show, it’s really fun to see how all the other animals in Max’s apartment building act and behave after their owner’s leave. One day his owner returns, but she brings with her a huge dog named Duke. Max is not happy and makes it well known to Duke. Max has the brilliant idea to get Duke to go find his owner. They end up in all kinds of mischief and trouble, but all of that leads to them becoming great friends. 

This is such a great family movie. It’s a great plot, the characters are adorable and have such fun personalities that are fun to watch, and the music is awesome. We have a dog and we always wonder what he does after we leave, so my kids and I had a fun discussion after the movie as we came up with all kinds of scenarios. This would make the perfect gift this Christmas, so be sure to look for The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray when it’s released on December 6th. 


PETS RIDE FREE ON AMTRAK: Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra special treat during this holiday season, in which “Pets Ride Free.” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Amtrak are teaming up for a first of its kind promotion in celebration of the December 6 home entertainment release of Illumination’s blockbuster film, The Secret Life of Pets.  The “Pets Ride Free” offer, available for trips booked December 6 through December 11, 2016 or while supplies last, allows pets to ride at no additional cost on participating Amtrak routes from December 9 through March 31, 2017.


Universal Home Pictures The Secret Life of Pets partners with Apple:
Recently announced by iTunes, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Apple on The Secret Life of Pets to provide Siri the koalifications to answer the question, “What do my Pets do when I’m not at home?” 

With 15 different programmed responses, this is the first time Apple has collaborated on a home entertainment title and the first time Siri has been programmed to interact with an iTunes movie title. We are not kitten you, this toadally works!

GIVEAWAY: One LUCKY U.S. winner will receive their own The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray.  

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**I received the product free of charge in order to do an honest review. My thoughts are 100% my own and others may have different opinions. The prize will be sent out by the sponsor. I am in no way responsible for a winner not receiving their prize, however I will do everything I can to help the winner receive their prize.**


  1. shelly peterson says:

    My grandson loves animals, I would love to win this movie for him. We have not seen it yet.

  2. Renee Walters says:

    This movie was so cute! My family loved it! We always quote the lines to each other.

  3. This looks like a really cute movie. I thought my dog just slept on the couch while we were out, but last week I discovered she roams the house. I found a shredded tissue and a pair of chewed underwear.

  4. I love the premise of this movie – my 2 dogs definitely would be in on all the shenanigans from this movie, especially my doberman – she’s my mischievous one

  5. vickie couturier says:

    my grandkids would so love this,they love animals and would be nice to watch together

  6. I’m really going to enjoy the different, adorable characters in this movie! I think my dog just sleeps when I’m not home… at least that’s what I hope!

  7. Cynthia R says:

    I would love to win because we missed this in theaters and we have three cats and always wonder what they are thinking, what they are really doing. I think they just sleep around the house in different places.

  8. I would love to win because I don’t own the movie but we loved watching it at the theater.

  9. cheryl c. says:

    I didn’t get to see it in the theater, but I would love to have my own copy. It looks so cute and funny.

  10. janetfaye says:

    I would like to win this for my family to watch on one of our movie nights.

  11. Michelle C says:

    When we aren’t home, our labradoodle searches desperately for papers to shred. She’s so naughty.

  12. We would enjoy this movie! I think my cat used look around for us when we are not home. He always needed one of us near him.

  13. My girls would love this movie. They like to joke about what our dog and cat do when we are gone.

  14. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I have always wondered what my pets do when I am gone. I am excited to watch and see what they do.

  15. I think my pets pout when I am not home. They are so used to me being home and love it, that when I am not, they get mad.

  16. Audrey Stewart says:

    I just love that big, gray cat knocking things on the floor. We have cats, and they do that.

  17. bernie wallace says:

    I would like to win so I can watch this movie with my nephew when we are on vacation. I think my pet tries to eat food when I am not around. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  18. I would like to win because the kids would enjoy a movie about pets.

  19. When I am not home my dog looks for things to get into and for stuff to eat. One time I found a can of cat food in her bed when I returned home LOL

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