THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – In Theaters June 7
Cast: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Bobby Moynihan
Director: Chris Renaud
Co-Director: Jonathan Del Val
Writer: Brian Lynch
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Illumination’s tenth feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.
Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?
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?
The Secret Life of Pets 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the visionary team behind Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and the Despicable Me and Minions franchise, and is written by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s Despicable Me series and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. www.thesecretlifeofpets.com
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit one (1) admit-two pass per person. IF YOU ENTER AND WIN MULTIPLE ONLINE CONTESTS, ONLY ONE PASS (ADMIT 2) WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION INTO SCREENING. This film is rated PG. Must be 17 years of age or older to win passes. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 5/31/19 to be eligible to receive pass. Winners will be contacted via e-mail to receive their pass. Sponsors not responsible for incomplete, lost, late or misdirected entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission or technical failures of any kind. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
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~ ISLE OF DOGS and Wes Anderson Launch CrowdRise Campaign to Benefit Best Friends Animal Society ~
Click the image above for a special video message from Wes Anderson about the contest
Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing. They believe that by working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All by 2025.
- 6 people will win the full set of 6 figures
- These sets are 6 of only 100 ever made
- They will NOT be sold in any stores
- These figures were designed and hand finished in London by the same puppet makers who created the puppets for the film
- Each set comes with 5 dogs and Atari
- This is your chance to own a piece of Wes Anderson and "Isle of Dogs" history
Every $10 is a chance to win, so $50 = 5 entries
Click Here for the official CrowdRise page.
No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win
Join Fun-loving Pug Puppy Brothers Bingo and Rolly on Paw-some Adventures
Around Their Neighborhood and the World!
PUPPY DOG PALS
Bring Home Over 2 Hours of Adventure on Disney DVD April 10th!
Synopsis: They're cute, cuddly and all collared up for pup-tacular adventures! While their owner Bob is away, adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly embark on exciting missions stretching from their own backyard to amazing locations all around the world! With support from their "big sister" Hissy, a neighborhood full of animal friends and Bob's high-tech inventions, these hilarious heroes are always ready to unleash totally paw-some fun!
Voice Cast: Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy; and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.
Consulting Producer: Harland Williams
Executive Producer: Sean Coyle
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)
Run Time: 144 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions: English
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LIFE OF THE PARTY WANTS TO BRING HOLLYWOOD TO ONE LUCKY COLLEGE TOWN IN AMERICA
The Student Who Shows theMost School Spirit Can Help Bring the Star-Studded “Party”to Their University with
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW LINE CINEMA’S COMEDY LIFE OF THE PARTY
Students who participate in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s LIFE OF THE PARTY Premiere Promotion can help bring the party—and the movie premiere—to their city simply by showing they have more school spirit than their peers at other colleges across the country.
The Premiere Promotionlaunched online at www.LifeofthePartyPremiere.com and via all WB social arenas on March 8th. Just by posting a photo on a social media account depicting their school spirit and uploading it to the site, students will be eligible to make their school’s town the site of the LIFE OF THE PARTY World Premiere. Participants will also need to follow either the official “Life of the Party” Twitter or Instagram accounts (see links below) during the entirety of the Promotion to remain apprised of Promotion developments.
In the spirit of March’s usual madness, entries will be accepted through 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. On Friday, March 23, when the Top 25 universities vying for the Premiere will be announced on the website. Then the Promotion heats up between them, with the last school standing announced on Friday, April 6.
Starring the eternally youthful Melissa McCarthy, LIFE OF THE PARTY tells the story of longtime dedicated housewife Deanna who, when her husband suddenly dumps her, turns regret into re-set by going back to college—alongside her daughter—and plunging headlong into the campus experience!
It’s possible that no one is quite as spirited as McCarthy’s Deanna, but real students can give it the old college try by entering the promotion beginning today, and continuing to share with all their friends on social media channels, proving just who has the most school spirit in the U.S. One lucky university will then be selected to host the movie’s star-studded, red carpet world premiere in their city in advance of the film’s release in theaters on May 11.
Watch the LIFE OF THE PARTY movie trailer here: https://youtu.be/T1B1CxmAXLk
LIFE OF THE PARTY is directed by Ben Falcone and stars McCarthy, alongside Gillian Jacobs (“Don’t Think Twice,” “Love,” “Community”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Sisters”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ghostbusters”), Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” “Animal Kingdom”), with Stephen Root (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “Animal Kingdom”), Jessie Ennis (“Better Call Saul”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective,” “Emerald City”), Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) and Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”).
McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day. Chris Henchy also produced the film, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and David Siegel serving as executive producers. New Line Cinema Presents an On the Day Production, “Life of the Party.” Slated for release on May 11, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It has been rated PG-13.
FACEBOOK (@LifeOfThePartyMovie) | facebook.com/LifeOfThePartyMovie/
TWITTER (@LOTPMovie) | twitter.com/LOTPMovie
INSTAGRAM (@lifeofthepartymovie) | instagram.com/lifeofthepartymovie/
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 25, 2017) – It’s not just a movie, it’s a movement. Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have partnered with Snap Inc. for a first-to-market Snapchat promotion to give moviegoers under 18 a chance to see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” in theaters for free when it opens on July 28, 2017.
Starting Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Snapchat users 18 and under will see the promotion populate in their Snapchat feed and be able to swipe up to redeem a code for free movie tickets. Each code is good for two tickets and will be active for 30 days. Offer valid until August 3, 2017, while supplies last.
“We strongly support Former Vice President Gore’s vision to inform people of all ages about climate change, and Snapchat presented a unique opportunity for us to reach a crucial audience in an organic way. We’re excited to be able to share this film with young moviegoers who are passionate about this issue,” said Paramount Pictures SVP Shannon Petranoff.
A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Produced by Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann & Jeff Skoll. Directed by Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk. Executive Producers Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Lesley Chilcott, Laurie Lennard and Scott Z. Burns.
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” is in theaters in limited release on July 28, 2017 and will expand on August 4, 2017.
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The Impossible Karaoke challenge with DESPICABLE ME 3?
Starting today, fans can record themselves singing along with the Minions and submit their video at DespicableMeChallenge.com for a chance to be featured on the Despicable Me social pages.
Please be sure to scroll down to unlock the new #DespicableMeChallenge Snapchat Lens!
Click on link http://talkinpets.com/new/movies-reviews.html to see the sing-a-long video
DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30, 2017
Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017. www.despicable.me
Genre: 3D-CG Comedy-Adventure
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews
Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Eric Guillon
Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Executive Producer: Chris Renaud
Pets in the Classroom invites teachers to submit pictures of the habitats of their classroom pets.
The Pets in the Classroom grant program invites pre-kindergarten through 8th grade teachers with classroom pets to enter the Pets in the Classroom Habitat Contest. September 19th through December 10th, teachers can submit pictures of their classroom pet’s habitat. All entries are being featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and people are invited to vote for their favorite habitat. The teacher whose entry receives the most votes when the contest ends will be selected as one of the contest winners and one additional teacher will also be selected as a winner based on random selection. Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
“We encourage all teachers with a classroom pet to enter the habitat contest,” commented Steven T. King, Pet Care Trust Executive Director. “Your students will enjoy seeing their ‘classmate’ featured on the Pets in the Classroom website, and you will help other classes improve their pets' habitats with your ideas. Encourage parents, students and fellow teachers to vote for your habitat and you might win a $100 gift card!”
The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides grants to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in both private and public schools for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining classroom pets. Classroom animals are wonderful resources for teachers that, when incorporated into lesson plans, can have a profound impact. Classroom pets not only provide excitement in the classroom, but they also benefit students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond. Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self-esteem.
For more information on the Pets in the Classroom grant program or the Habitat Contest, visit www.PetsintheClassroom.org.
Eleven equine rescues receive grants in recognition of their efforts to protect horses
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed the eleven winners of the third annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest, a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the year-round work they do to save and care for at-risk horses. The grand prize winner received a $25,000 grant, while ten runners-up were awarded grants of $10,000 or $5,000 to support their ongoing efforts to protect horses. The winning groups include:
$25,000 Grand Prize Winner:
- Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary, Green Valley, Ariz.
$10,000 Prize Winners:
- All About Equine Animal Rescue, El Dorado Hills, Calif.
- Begin Again Horse Rescue, Honeoye, N.Y.
- California Coastal Horse Rescue, Oak View, Calif.
- Hidden Acres Thoroughbred Rescue, Cocoa, Fla.
- The Pegasus Project, Ben Wheeler, TX
$5,000 Prize Winners:
- Blue Rose Ranch, Springfield, Colo.
- Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Owings, Md.
- HiCaliber Horse Rescue, Valley Center, Calif.
- Horse Protection League, Arvada, Colo.
- Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego, Calif.
“In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary this year, we expanded our Help a Horse Day celebration to recognize even more groups for their incredible work engaging their communities and spreading the word about how to protect horses,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response and thrilled to welcome twice as many participants to the contest this year. There are so many deserving equine rescues and sanctuaries, and we are pleased to help them provide vital services to at-risk horses around the country.”
Adding to the excitement surrounding this year’s contest was “2 Broke Girls” actress and horse advocate Beth Behrs, who teamed up with the ASPCA to help spread the word about the everyday heroes who work tirelessly to care for and rehabilitate horses like her own adopted horse, Belle.
More than 33,000 community members came out to support the 187 groups holding celebrations across the country in April, and winners were selected based on the creativity of their events, as well as their success engaging their local communities. This year’s events included movie screenings, book signings, family fairs and spring festivals, and even a mini horse wedding. The groups reported record fundraising efforts through these events, with several raising $50,000 or more to assist their rescue work.
Horses have been central to the ASPCA mission since the organization’s founding 150 years ago. The ASPCA’s efforts to further equine protection include supporting equine welfare through legislation, public advocacy, professional development, horse rescue, and targeted grants. Most recently the ASPCA launched a broad “Adopt a Horse” public service campaign featuring Beth Behrs and her rescue horse Belle, to encourage potential horse owners to pledge to make adoption their first option. The campaign highlights the many benefits of adopting a horse from one of the nation’s hundreds of equine rescue groups. It also aims to connect the many horses in need of permanent homes with the 2.3 million Americans who, according to a recent survey, say they have adequate space, resources, and strong interest in adopting a horse.
On April 10, the ASPCA launched a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary with ASPCA 150: Come To Their Rescue – a national campaign honoring the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public acts of compassion that will help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty. For 150 days, the ASPCA is encouraging animal lovers to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need, toward an ultimate goal of 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016.
For more information about ASPCA Help a Horse Day, please visit http://www.aspca.org/helpahorse.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.