The Secret Life of Pets 2 adds Harrison Ford and more
Straight from their CinemaCon panel today, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have announced new additions to the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets 2 with comedians Patton Oswalt, Tiffany Hadish, Nick Kroll and Pete Holmes joining the cast of the film. In addition, Harrison Ford will lend his voice to the film, his first animated feature film work ever (and first animated role since he voiced Han Solo in cartoon portion of The Star Wars Holiday Special!).
Cast members returning from the first film include Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, and Dana Carvey.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow the 2016 blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).
The first Secret Life of Pets grossed over $875 million at the worldwide box office, but it is the highest-grossing film from Illumination Entertainment and second-highest Universal Studios release at the domestic box office.
Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce The Secret Life of Pets movie, which is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be released on June 7, 2019.