11/23/16

The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray #Giveaway #ad #HolidayGiftGuide

I received a Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray for review.  All opinions are mine.


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This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The 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. 


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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’s Modern 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).




 

My family has been looking forward to this blu-ray release for months and couldn't wait to finally see the film.  We have had many pets over the years including hamsters, gerbils, cats, dogs and now a goldfish.  The premise of the movie is imagining what your pets do all day when their owners are gone. 

You might imagine that they sleep all day (our cats did that a lot).  Or that they make mischief while you are gone (as evidenced by the trash you might find ripped open in the kitchen like we did with our dog once).  But did you ever think that your pets could be head banging to rock music?  Or getting a massage from one of your kitchen appliances?

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Max and Duke are thrown into some alpha male "sibling rivalry" right away.  But they learn to work together and to get along by the end of the movie.   There are some good messages in the film about teamwork, friendship, and overcoming jealousy.   

I don't think my family has ever laughed as much at a movie as we did at The Secret Life of Pets.  The different animals are pretty hysterical not to mention down right cute.  My girls absolutely love Gidget.  I have a feeling that they are going to want another dog in the future.  Your kids might just ask for a pet after watching this too!

We also enjoyed the music in the film with songs like "Welcome to New York" and "Lovely Day."   The bonus features were pretty fun including the hot dog sing along to the tune of a Grease song.

The Secret Life of Pets is the perfect family-friendly movie to give the pet lover in your life this holiday!  We give it two paws up!



Siri


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!



Where to Buy: 

In stores and online at Universal Pictures The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray is $34.98


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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail & Capturing the Moment! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!

Giveaway:  One reader will win The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray
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Disclosure:  I received a Secret Life of Pets bluray for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

 



39 comments:

Shelly Peterson said...

This movie looks super cute. We love movies about animals. My grandson is excited to see it.

Janet W. said...

What appeals the most to me about this movie is the adorable characters! I'm a pet lover so I'm going to love this movie!

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Shelly Leatham said...

This movie looks so cute and has lots of great actors voicing the characters.

Buddy Wilks said...

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Amy Orvin said...

I love the fact that it's about pets. I love animals and have a house full of fur babies myself. It's always great to watch a movie like this.

Ken Ohl said...

We have not seen this movie yet but my little niece really wants to see this love to get for her. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Tiffany Schmidt said...

My kids love the characters and giggled through the whole movie.

jennifer bowen said...

what I like abt. it the most is the characters there so cute and funny too I did not get to see the movie yet but my kid did get to see it with her school at the movies and well she told me she really liked it and that I had to see it too so well knowing it's out on video if I don't win it I still have to get it so I will

Jen F said...

This movie looks so appealing because it looks like it is a lot of fun. I laugh at all the previews!

Margaret said...

I love my pets and often wonder what they are thinking.

Austin Baroudi said...

My daughter loves that it's about pets! She can't get enough dogs and cats in her life!
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Jan Lee said...

I want to hear the actor's voices for the animals :) Of course the humor will be a great part of the movie!

susan1215 said...

I love the fact that it's a family movie about pets. My family loves animals.

Misty said...

My nephew wants the Kate and Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish DVD. I loved everything on your Holiday Gift Guide.

Nancy said...

I like this movie because our daughter saw it and really enjoyed it.

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CindyWindy2003 said...

All the different animals appeal to me, I'm an animal lover and I own 3 cats. I often wonder what they are up to.

Jeremy said...

This seems like a funny movie.

Isaiahsmom said...

I like pets and the previews of this movie look so cute. I would love to see this movie.

Jeanna Johnson said...

My kids always wonder what our dog Sammi does during the day! They adored this movie!

Edye Nicole said...

I love that this is a family friendly movie :]

Sherry Compton said...

This looks like a cute family movie. We have a dog and love her as part of the family.

AnnaZed said...

We adored this movie! It's so cute and such a joy for all of us who love our pets (we have 4 - 2 cats & 2 dogs)

Courtney Haas said...

this movie looks cute and I know my cousins would love it

Schamp486 said...

What appeals to me? I LOVE animals first of all. Second, I think we all thought (when we were little) that animals could actually talk and understand us completely. haha I cannot wait to see this movie. I also have a granddaughter that would LOVE to see it too! God bless and Happy Holidays to everyone!

polly said...

I love that it just makes you laugh and love that my grandsons are so entertained by it!

momo said...

The one thing about this good movie that appeals to me is that it is suppose to be so super funny!

wigget said...

I am interested in having insight into what our pets do while we're away.

Danielle Garcia said...

We love this movie! It is super cute and family friendly.

scottsgal said...

I can totally see my Doberman joining in on all the pet shenanigans, she's a silly goofball too

Tamra Phelps said...

What appeals to me about this movie is that I can watch it with my youngest nephew & we will both think it's hilarious!

Diane S said...

I really enjoy the fact that it is a family movie and seems to focus on the life of a family viewed from the "cat" point of view.

Jessica Cox said...

I think that animals really do have personalities and they really shine through in this film. I would love to know what my animals do when I not at home.

Nicole B. said...

My kids saw this movie in theaters and we really liked it a lot. The pets are so funny, and it's a great movie to enjoy as a family.

Jana Leah B said...

I've always wondered what my cat does during the day while I'm gone. Maybe this will answer that question. And it looks cute. Thanks for the chance.

Judy Calloway said...

I love that the movie is all about pets/fur babies. I love animals of all kinds and the movie is simply adorable.

Linda Kish said...

This looks like a cute movie. I know all of our pets have their own distinct personalities.

Clair Freebie said...

This movie looks so funny! I remember the previews! We didn't get to see it in theaters so I'm excited to watch it!

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