THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS Things You Missed & Easter Eggs


Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers, it’s Jan here!
As I said in my review, The Secret Life of Pets is basically Toy Story for animals, with
Duke as Buzz Lightyear and Max as Woody, but there are also some pretty cool references
to other movies as well as Illuminations’ own Minions and Despicable Me films.
So, in this video, I’m going to look at some of the best easter eggs the filmmakers snuck
into the movie and if you spotted any others, I’d love to hear about them in the comments
below. There will of course be a few spoilers ahead,
so if you want to avoid those you can click or tap up in the top right of the screen for
my spoiler-free review of the movie. Minions is Illumination’s most successful
movie to date so, as well as making the hilarious short film Mower Minions, which plays before
the main movie, the studio’s animators also included a good number of Minions easter eggs
in The Secret Life of Pets itself. There’s a Minions toy which you can see on
this boy’s bedside table as well as another one that’s out of shot, as well as a Minions
magnet on the fridge in Katie’s apartment and further down the fridge there’s a postcard
featuring the Minions’ favourite food, a banana! Plus, during the mid-credits scene the pug
Mel wears a Minions fancy dress outfit to a party at the apartment of the head-banging
poodle Leonard. In the scene where Duke drags Max around by
the lead, the song “Happy” can be heard playing in a taxi cab in the background.
“Happy” was one of numerous songs that Pharrell Williams composed and performed for the soundtrack
of Despicable Me 2 and was nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars.
The name Zarelli’s, which was the Italian restaurant where Gru went on a disastrous
date in Despicable Me 2, appears on the streets of New York though this time it’s Zarelli’s
Shoes. There’s a poster for Illumination’s next animated
feature, Sing, on the back of the bus that Snowball drives when he chasing after the
Animal Control truck. Sing is a musical comedy set in a world entirely
inhabited by animals and stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett
Johansson among many others. And during that scene, the way the Flushed
Pets gang swarm onto the bridge and slide down cables, readying themselves to attack
Max the dog, has echoes of the scene towards the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
where the apes overrun Golden Gate Bridge. And the killer instincts of the crazy bunny
Snowball and the way he attacks the Animal Control officer are a nice nod to the Killer
Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python And The Holy Grail, and his demented laughter
also reminded me of the evil bunny Boingo from Hoodwinked. There’s a visual shout-out to Alfred Hitchcock’s
classic horror film The Birds via a framed poster you can glimpse, suitably enough, in
the home of the budgerigar Sweet Pea. There’s a lovely little homage to the end
of director Billy Wilder’s classic romantic comedy Some Like It Hot when the old Basset
Hound Pops asks Chloe where she’s from, and she replies, “Dude I’m a cat”, to which Pops
says: “Well, nobody’s perfect”. That’s actually the closing line from Some
Like It Hot, which Joe E Brown’s character says to Jack Lemmon after Lemmon, who’s disguised
as a woman, reveals that he can’t marry Brown as he’s actually also a man!
And there’s a cool reference to Marilyn Monroe, who also starred in Some It Hot, in the painting
of Gidget in her apartment that’s inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous “Marilyn Diptych”. There’s an hilarious riff on the movie Grease
in the sausage factory scene where we see a fantasy sequence of sausages singing and
dancing to the hit musical’s closing song “We Go Together”.
On top of that, the choreography and geometric shapes in the sausage song-and-dance scene
also pay homage to the musical numbers staged by famed director and musical choreographer
Busby Berkeley, whose movies include 42nd Street and Babes In Arms. Director Chris Renaud cameos in the movie
as the voice of the guinea pig Norman who spends the movie trying to find his way back
home through the ventilation shafts in Max’s apartment block.
Renaud’s daughter Kiely also cameos as the voice of Molly.
And Jane The Virgin star, Jaime Camil, plays Fernando, the star of Gidget’s favourite telenovela,
La pasión de la pasión! So guys, did you spot any other interesting
easter eggs in The Secret Life of Pets and what did you think of the movie?
Let me know in the comments below. And if you enjoyed this, do like, share and
subscribe and also check out my easter egg playlist or you might like to check out some
amazing deleted scenes from the animated movies Finding Dory and Zootopia in my deleted scenes
playlist. Thanks for watching and see ya next time.
Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers!

100 thoughts on “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS Things You Missed & Easter Eggs

  1. I know I'm late but there's a part where you can see a sign saying the tonight show with Jimmy fallon.

  2. When the flushed pets spot the stroller there are stuffed animals in the background that are actually the same animals as the flushed pets. An ? a ? a ? and more

  3. In the minions section when the dogs are walking to the park you can see gru with his family by the fountain

  4. in the sewer scene were the sewer animals are chasing max and Doug. Doug kicks a turtle shell to hit all the animals as he runs witch is a reference to the Mario franchise

  5. If you enjoyed this check out my Despicable Me 3 easter eggs video here ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOqNNwlf20Y

  6. In the scene where they were in the garden, Gidget knocks over a lawn gnome which is the same one from Mower Minions

  7. When max and duke are in the sewar and they just killed the viper the bunny was in the water and he hugged a fish that fish is from despicable me

  8. She missed the jimmy fallon easter egg. There was a billboard that said the tonight show with jimmy fallon.

  9. the most rude and hilarious reference I found was when the sausages were in a dreamland. A sausage party! Another one was at the start when the dog Goes on about how he took a pill,Flew.with briefcases. in the sky,And woke up in the middle of nowhere. The pilot was a drug!

  10. When the tiny bird from the opening scene comes out his or her cage when they turn on the TV the remote is the xfinity voice control remote

  11. When it shows all the people leaving the cat lady was watching the news and the news reporter from despicable me was on

  12. The blonde girl in the black and white striped sweater that comes home to gig set is seen earlier with another man than the one she came home with

  13. At the part where the cats are swinging around Max around clothes you can find the Arista cats from lady and the tramp

  14. I've just watch the secret life of pets and the i saw sing at the back of the van and at the end i saw the pug wearing a minion costume

  15. Dude am I the only one who noticed gru walking his dog in the background? You know, when that random guy took them out for a walk?

  16. At exactly 5:00, you can see Doug from Up (I think it’s him) as his owner is closing the door, but she doesn’t actually say a name. Maybe to add mystery?

  17. There was a Easter egg at the billboard where the cat was shown jumping over the table of snacks at pops house in the corner of the billboard it said YouTube

  18. I Saw a numberplate on the animal catchers vechicle Where there Where written gotcha which relater to pokemon go when you catch a pokemon PS Sorry for my bad english

  19. On the bus that max and the bunny stole on the back of the bus it had a poster that has the movie sing on it

  20. THERE is another easter eggs that Duke hit the tortoise and it hit the dogs copy in the MARIO game of the bowling alley

  21. I saw that sing poster and two you didn't say was the Hamsters camera at the party was a go pro hero 4 and at one point in the movie it showed a giant billboard advertising the tonight show with Jimmy fallon

  22. I think I spotted Boo from Monsters Inc at the end when the camera pulls away to show people in their homes with pets. On the left there is a little girl with Boo's same hair style…

  23. I saw in the city when the animals come to find Max as they are in the city i saw a billboard saying, ''The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'' Is a reference to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

  24. There is a nazi refrence in the movie when the white little dog has the laser from the laser pointer on her paw and puts her paw out in a nazi salute and everyone bows down and hails her

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