The latest animated family comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, The Secret Life of Pets will have its world premiere at the 2016 Annecy festival in France. The CG animated urban animal adventure will bow Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. (in English with French subtitles), presented by director Chris Renaud and co-director Yarrow Cheney.
The Secret Life of Pets is the fifth collaboration of Illumination and Universal, and is a madcap, action packed comedy about the lives that pets lead after their humans head out for work or school each day. The voice cast is lead by Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart, joined by Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.
The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney, written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy serve as producers.
The Annecy festival takes place June 13-18; more information at annecy.org.