Photo credit: Universal Pictures/ Illumination

Illumination has released the very first teaser trailer for their 2019 sequel The Secret Life Of Pets 2. The animation house has a big release on their hands this week with their festive feature The Grinch, but they will also surely be having high hopes for this next picture, a follow-up to the 2016 box-office smash.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).

Here’s the teaser trailer, which will also be attached to the studios’ Grinch movie that plays in cinemas from this weekend.