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Puss in Boots (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  28 October 2011 (USA)
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The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Puss in Boots (voice)
Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Jack (voice)
Jill (voice)
Imelda (voice)
Andy Beanstalk (voice)
Rich Dietl ...
Bounty Hunter (voice) (as Rich B. Dietl)
Ryan Crego ...
Luis (voice)
Tom Wheeler ...
Raoul / Soldier (voice)
Bar Thief (voice)
Giuseppe (voice)


Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. Written by Mr. Top Hat

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

friend | goose | hero | egg | betrayal | See All (156) »


He's been a bad kitty. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gato con botas  »

Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,077,439 (USA) (28 October 2011)


$149,234,747 (USA) (24 February 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The animators didn't need to bring in any real cats to the studio to study their movements - they simply looked at any of the millions of cat videos on YouTube. See more »


When Kitty softpaws, Humpty and puss are in the giants cloud lair, the high altitude causes their voices to raise in pitch, Humpty explains that is caused by the low pressure due to the height. However, when the trio exit the lair (when they are falling) their voices are normal in pitch and somehow not high at all. See more »


Puss in Boots: I will see you again, Kitty Softpaws!
Kitty Softpaws: Sooner than you think.
[Puss realizes that Kitty has his boots]
Puss in Boots: She is a bad kitty.
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Crazy Credits

Puss returns to the Glitter Box where he and Kitty Softpaws dance and the other cats spell out the voice actors' names with their bodies. See more »


Version of Puss in Boots (1968) See more »


Written by Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta), Brian Lee, Fernando Garibay and Paul Blair (as DJ White Shadow)
Performed by Lady Gaga
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Fun Movie for Kids and Adults
29 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Puss in Boots was what I expected - interesting characters, some great laughs (including the Shrek-like humor for adults only), and an interesting backstory. Unfortunately, no cameos from major Shrek characters (I always get a kick out of Gingy).

Antonio Banderas does a great job voicing the "hero" Puss, and the movie provides Puss' history with some good laughs and great images. The big eyes look of the adult Puss is topped by the young Puss, and we learn how Puss received his name and his boots.

Humpty Dumpty is Puss' long-time friend, who becomes jealous of the young hero Puss and betrays him. But, Humpty Dumpty returns with a plan to achieve their lifelong goal - get the goose that lays the golden eggs. Humpty Dumpty has some funny lines and great visual humor. My favorite was Humpty wearing a golden egg costume.

Joining the adventure and rounding out the trio is Kitty Soft Paws, who transitions from Puss' nemesis to love interest. The pair has some great chemistry for animated characters. Their adventures include run-ins with Jack & Jill (not what anyone will expect), magic beans, the beanstalk, and the goose that lays the golden egg.

Overall, kids and adults will love the movie for its humor, cute characters, and action. Puss in Boots is a worthy spin-off of Shrek. And, the movie has a great message about learning from our mistakes, retribution, and making good choices.

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