You probably know that The Secret Life of Pets was produced by Illumination Entertainment, the animation studio behind Despicable Me and Minions. But did you know the Minions make several hidden cameos in Secret Life of Pets? It’s true; look for them in the fridge at Max’s house and on the bedside table of the guinea pig’s owner. That’s just one of the despicable facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
There are all kinds of movie Easter eggs in Secret Life as well. When Pops (Dana Carvey) tells Chloe (Lake Bell) “Nobody’s perfect,” it’s an homage to the last line of Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot, one of the greatest movie comedies in history. And watch the background when the little bird leaves his cage; you’ll see a poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. (We’re going to assume we don’t need to explain this reference.)
‘You Think You Know Movies?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’re checking out what’s going on with our favorite critters when we’re not around, with these Secret Life of Pets facts. Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next.