Louis C.K. is about to get animated…
The 46-year-old Mexican American actor and stand-up comedian will voice one of the main characters in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Untitled Pets Movie, which will be released on February 12, 2016.
Louis C.K. will form part of the main voice cast, alongside Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and Ride Along’s Kevin Hart.
The 3D animated will be directed by Chris Renaud, who helmed the first two Despicable Me films for Illumination Entertainment. The co-director on the project will be Yarrow Cheney, who helmed a short film that will be part of The Minions DVD release.
The action comedy takes place in a Manhattan apartment building. After the human residents head for work and school, their pets gather to begin their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks.
The head hound is a quick-witted terrier rescue (Louis C.K.), whose position at the epicenter of his master’s universe is suddenly threatened when she comes home with Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy mongrel with no polish. The two soon find themselves on the mean streets of New York, where they meet the adorable white bunny Snowball (Hart). It turns out that Snowball is the leader of an army of pets that were abandoned and are determined to get back at humanity and every owner-loving pet. The dogs must thwart this plot and make it back in time for dinner.
The script was written by Despicable Me scribes Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.