It’s taken a few decades, but Harrison Ford has officially added animation to his resume.
The acting legend has laid down the vocals for his first animated voiceover role in Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, the fast-tracked sequel to the 2016 box-office smash about the ulterior motives of domesticated animals.
Ford, 76, plays Rooster, a farm dog who suffers no fools and evidently has no time for excuses, anxiety, or general nonsense. Debuting for the first time in the film’s latest trailer, Ford’s quiet but mighty character is a total trip, insomuch as every line of dialogue feels overwhelmingly pitch-perfect for the actor. Harrison Ford as a dog… is exactly what you think Harrison Ford as a dog would be.
The new trailer also shows off perhaps our biggest clue yet about the sequel’s plot, or part of it at least. City pups Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are fresh eggs in the countryside thanks to a family road trip; presumably back at home, Snowball (Kevin Hart) and a Shih Tzu named Daisy (new cast member Tiffany Haddish) are on a mission to free a circus tiger. How are these presumably completely separate storylines linked? June 7 holds the answers.