The Secret Life of Pets 2 is packed full of animal antics, but does it have a post-credits scene? In 2016, Illumination Entertainment (home to the Minions) brought audiences The Secret Life of Pets. Following a New York City dwelling dog, Max, and his new brother, Duke, The Secret Life of Pets also introduced a plethora of animals and delivered a hilarious look at what they all get up to while their owners are away. The movie was quick-witted, smart, and funny, with genius voice casting, such as Kevin Hart voicing a cute fluffy bunny, Snowball, who also happened to run an underground gang. The Secret Life of Pets received positive reviews, and took a very respectful $875 million worldwide. Unsurprisingly, a sequel was soon ordered.
And so, The Secret Life of Pets 2 picks up with Max and Duke, now living contentedly side-by-side, and who also have a small human to take care of in the form of Liam, the baby of Katie and Chuck, their human owners. Max's continual worrying over Liam's welfare has lead to him exhibiting stress related behaviors and, after a trip to the vet, the whole family head out to the country for a weekend at the farm. Max learns some life lessons from an old, wise dog named Rooster. Meanwhile, back in New York, Chloe the cat is teaching Gidget how to be a feline, while Snowball, fully believing himself to be a superhero, meets a new dog named Daisy, and together they set out to release a tiger named Hu from the circus.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 once again manages to give a truly hilarious insight into our pets secret identities, expertly fusing animal behaviors with human thoughts and emotions. Now a happily domesticated bunny, it is Snowball who really steals the show, and it seems only right that he gets to close the movie. If you're heading to theaters to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2, it's worth sticking around, as The Secret Life of Pets 2 has multiple mid-credits scenes.
One of the focuses of The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the relationship between pets and children, and as the credits begin to roll, there's a very cute and funny real-life home video montage of kids with their pets. Immediately following on from that is a mid-credits rap from Snowball, dressed as a gangster superhero. It has to be seen to be believed.
After that scene, the regular credits roll, and there's nothing more to see. However, there is a soundbite, something that movies are starting to incorporate more and more nowadays. Right at the very end - in the post-credits - Harrison Ford can be heard, as Rooster, saying "Okay, movie's over." If you're watching the movie with very young children, they may not want to sit and wait for that, but the Snowball rap is definitely worth sticking around for.
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019