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Kevin Hart is a superhero bunny in the first ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ clip

Universal Pictures and Illumination have just brought online the first clip from their upcoming animated sequel, “The Secret Life of Pets 2”. In it, Kevin Hart‘s Snowball shows off his superhero moves to Max (Patton Oswalt). Check it out in the player below!

Illumination’s tenth feature, “The Secret Life of Pets 2” follows up on the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film. Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the team behind “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” and the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” franchise. It is written by returning “Pets” screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s “Despicable Me” series and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”.

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” opens in theaters June 7, 2019, but fans have a chance to see it this Saturday via Fandango Early Access. Click on the link to find out about special showtimes on May 25th.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.