Los Angeles: The sequel to American 3D computer-animated comedy film "The Secret Life of Pets" will release on July 13, 2018. Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the follow-up to the original, which released earlier this year, reports variety.com. Chris Renaud will return to direct it and writer Brian Lynch is back to write the script. “The Secret Life of Pets” has crossed $400 million at the worldwide box office with $300.3 million at the US office and $103.5 million internationally, where it opened No.1 in 18 markets to date. “The Secret Life of Pets” is directed by Renaud and Yarrow Cheney and written by Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Its voice cast includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks.