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Puss in Boots (2011)

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An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Puss in Boots (voice)
Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Jack (voice)
Jill (voice)
Imelda (voice)
Moustache Man / Comandante (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

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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 USA:

$34,077,439, 30 October 2011, Wide Release

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2.39 : 1
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This was the 11th highest-grossing film of 2011. 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 »


[from trailer]
Puss in Boots: My thirst for adventure will never be quenched!
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Crazy Credits

When the DreamWorks Animation logo appears, it is accompanied by fireworks and the sound of a whip and the music is Latino-themed and festive. See more »


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Te Quiero Conocer
Written by Miguel Angel Ruiz
Performed by Las Ondas Marteles
Courtesy of CORIDA S.A.
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Nothing brilliant, but an entertaining animation film
8 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

The best element in the last two films from the Shrek franchise was the supporting characters; and even though I would have preferred to see a spin-off of the Donkey, the chosen one to start its own franchise ended up being the Puss in Boots, whose first film seems to have been cooked on the same mold as Shrek...a lot of adventure, some romance and abundant "meta-humor" focused on the clichés of the fairy tales. And even though Puss in Boots is not nearly as ingenious and original as the first two films from the Shrek franchise, I at least consider it an entertaining family comedy with appropriate voice acting, excellent animation and a main character with enough charisma.

The screenplay from Puss in Boots is well written, because of its adequate character development and appropriate balance of drama, humor and adventure. On the other hand, I found the action scenes a bit dull. They are not badly done, but they feel as forced interruptions of a narrative which would have may worked better with a subtler style...almost like a spy story. But with two cats and a new humanoid.

In spite of that, I had a good time while watching Puss in Boots, despite the final experience not being very memorable, because of the competent screenplay, adequate voice acting from Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis, and an excellent animation which shows consistency with the caricatured style employed in the Shrek franchise. In conclusion, I think Puss in Boots deserves a moderate recommendation.

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