The first trailer for The Secret Life of Pets sequel is here and it finds our old furry pal Max headed to the doctor's office — where he'll meet more than a few interesting new pets.
We find Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt) taken to the vet, where he meets a host of neurotic animals: a cat whose owner is ungrateful for the dead creatures he catches; a hamster that doesn't like the fact that he goes nowhere on his wheel; a dog unsure of whether or not he's a "good boy"; and two identical cats that start fires.
The biggest thing about the trailer, however, is the inclusion of Patton Oswalt as Max, the role being recast after Louis C.K. admitted to sexual misconduct last year. While Oswalt has done voiceover work before, this might be his biggest animated role since playing Remy the rat in Pixar's Ratatouille.
Watch the trailer now:
At the end of the last movie, Max became good pals with Duke (Eric Stonestreet) after they discovered that Duke's old owner had passed away, so it's curious that he's not in the trailer. Who knows, maybe a neighbor is looking after him while Katie takes Max to the vet.
Returning cast members, aside from Stonestreet, are Ellie Kemper (Katie), Lake Bell (Chloe), Jenny Slate (Gidget), Kevin Hart (Snowball), Dana Carvey (Pops), Hannibal Buress (Buddy), and Bobby Moynihan (Mel). Joining this already-impressive collection of talent is Nick Kroll, Pete Holmes, Tiffany Haddish, and, most surprisingly, Harrison Ford. Although he's done some minimal voice recording work in the past, Ford has never lent his voice to a feature-length animated film. He'll be voicing Ivan, a greyhound.
Chris Renaud returns to direct based on a script by Brian Lynch, who co-wrote the first movie. Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy reprise their roles as producers.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 gets "fixed" on June 7, 2019.