In a relatively quiet fashion, the animated film The Secret Life of Pets has been a box office juggernaut. It’s made over $300 million domestic, another $100 million internationally, and now Universal Pictures has officially announced the sequel.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be released July 13, 2018. No word which creatives are on board but you can assume most of the voice talent, like Louis CK, Kevin Hart, and Jenny Slate, will probably be back.
Personally, I found the first film to be a bore—an unfunny Toy Story ripoff that squanders a fun, relatable premise with loud, annoying action. But with $400 million and counting, I’m obviously in the minority.