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Secret Life of Pets sequel gets green light

A scene from The Secret Life of Pets Image copyright Universal
Image caption The Secret Life of Pets has been one of the biggest box office hits of the year

A sequel to animated hit The Secret Life of Pets has been given the go-ahead by Universal Pictures.

The release date for the film is scheduled for 13 July 2018.

Director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch will return for the follow-up, which will be co-produced by Minions creators Illumination Entertainment.

The film, which imagines what household pets get up to when their owners are out, has made more than $400m (£310m) worldwide since being released.

It opened in June in the UK, July in the US and has just opened in China, with many more territories still to come.

Louis CK provides the voice of Max, a dog dismayed when his owner brings another pooch - voiced by Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet - home to live with them.

It is not yet known whether the two actors, or any other members of the voice cast, will return for the sequel.

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