The sequel to the 2016 film, "The Secret Life of Pets 2", is possibly one of the strongest animated films on circuit. That it is geared towards a family audience makes it a wonderful option this school holiday.
The film follows the drama of a group of house pets who live in a New York City block of flats, centring on terrier Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt), who is not coping well with some major life changes.
In the sequel, his owner Katie (voiced by Elle 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 (voiced by Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-loathing cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, which adds to Max’s anxiety.
Thankfully, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (voiced by Harrison Ford), who exudes macho traits. Rooster pushes Max to ditch his anxieties, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.