A new trailer has just hopped in for the upcoming animated sequel The Secret Life Of Pets 2. The film is on the way from Illumination and Universal Pictures and is the sequel to the 2016 smash which had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2trailer
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The new film is slotted for release in just a couple of weeks’ time – 24th May to be exact – and the new promo looks promising for a repeat performance of the blockbusting original.

Here’s the official synopsis for the sequel.

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.

Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

Sounds kinda cool, right? It was no secret that I loved the original so will look forward to catching up with the gang again in the new movie.

The Secret Life Of Pets ramped up a whopping $875 million from around the world upon its total theatrical run, so the sequel has a good pedigree for repeat success.

Check out the brand new trailer for it from YouTube below.