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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Secret Life of Pets

The 2016 animated film The Secret Life of Pets deals with the drama that happens among New York City animals when their humans are not present. It gets pretty suspenseful when the protagonists, dogs Max and Duke, leave home and fall in with a gang of dangerous strays, including cats, snakes, pigs, rabbits, and other creatures. The movie was a huge hit around the world, but there are things you probably don't know about The Secret Life of Pets, namely, the large number of cultural references scattered through the film.

10. Gru from Despicable Me is visible in the park scene.

It’s a ‘there and gone’ kind of thing but if you watch closely you’ll see him walking his dog. These movies love to throw in those little details that take some watching to notice.

9. The name of the rabbit, Snowball, is the same name used by George Orwell in Animal Farm.

Snowball was one of the two pigs that led the overthrow of the humans. He was eventually run off when the greedier pigs decided he wasn’t going along with their plans.

Learn more about The Secret Life of Pets at TVOM.

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