The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American 3D computer animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film is directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks. The film premiered in Annecy on June 16, 2016 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 8, 2016 by Universal Pictures. Minions’ short film Mower Minions will release with the film on cinema.