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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

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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:

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Did You Know?


Director Chris Miller was a story artist on Shrek (2001), Head of Story on Shrek 2 (2004) and directed Shrek the Third (2007). 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 »


Humpty Dumpty: First rule of Bean Club, don't talk about Bean Club. The second rule of Bean Club... don't talk about Bean Club.
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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 »


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Written by Rodrigo Pineda Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero Lopez
Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Courtesy of ATO Records & Rubyworks
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Puss in Boots is another entertaining Dreamworks animated movie
29 October 2011 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

From the Shrek movies comes the Puss in Boots character voiced by Antonio Banderas with all the charm one expects from the character with the addition of Kitty Softpaws (Selma Hayek) and Humpty Alexander Dumpty (Zack Galifianakis) also joining for a fun ride of trying to avoid being pursued by Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jill (Amy Sedaris). Many funny scenes and lines but also much dramatically compelling close calls abound especially in 3-D. Many amusing mixups of various fairy tales with "Jack and the Beanstalk" being mostly used as source. If you were among the disappointed (I wasn't by the way) when watching the last 2 Shrek movies, this one may make you forgive the Dreamworks animation factory. So on that note, I highly recommend Puss in Boots.

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