The Secret Lives of Pets take its cue for a simple and clever conceit: what do the little critters get up to all day while their urbanite humans go to work? It’s the perfect invitation to let the imagination run wild and Chris Renaud is more than happy to oblige. Backed by the team behind Illumination Studios’ Despicable Me franchise Renaud crafts a suspenseful whodunit that sees the pets set forth from their Manhattan apartments for an urban caper that plays like a Homeward Bound adventure for the Internet age. The non-stop gags are propelled by a comedy all-star cast, including Louis C.K. as Max the Terrier, Kevin Hart as feisty bunny Snowball and Eric Stonestreet as Duke the Stray. We met them and asked them about finding their inner animal.