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(2011)

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This movie was originally planned to be a direct to DVD.
Antonio Banderas participated in a viral marketing event for this film by posing in photos of himself at a screening, surrounded by cats.
Though it broke the box office record of the highest-grossing Halloween weekend gross of all time (previously held by Saw III (2006)), its debut was the worst for a Dreamworks Animation film since Flushed Away (2006). However, its second weekend gross gave it the record for the smallest non-holiday second weekend drop for a film in a saturated release of 2,500 theaters or more.
Puss in Boots' endearing "doe-eyes" scenes are an homage to the famous Pity Kitty series by artist Gig, a popular children's illustrator in the 1960s and 1970s.
The animators did not 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.
This was the fifth pairing of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.
A conscious decision was made to make the world of Puss in Boots (2011) very different from that depicted in the "Shrek" films. In the latter, the backgrounds and stylizations are very fairy tale. Here, it has a distinctly Spanish feel with warmer, more orange colors.
Humpty Dumpty says, "First rule of Bean Club, don't talk about Bean Club. The second rule of Bean Club...don't talk about Bean Club." This is a nod to the movie Fight Club (1999), where the famous quote, "The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club," comes from.
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Puss' phrase, "Holy Frijoles," is an English/Spanish mix, with "frijoles" being the Spanish word for beans.
One of the women of San Ricardo describes Puss' boots as being made of soft, Corinthian leather. This is a reference to the Chrysler Cordoba commercial of 1975, wherein Ricardo Montalban described the seats as being made of "soft, Corinthian leather." Montalban costarred with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).
As DreamWorks was producing three films in one year, some of this movie had to be outsourced to India.
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There are thirty different types of felines in the Cat Cantina sequence.
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More than 600 artists worked on this film.
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For reasons unknown, this film was released in the United Arab Emirates as "Cat in Boots." Its subsequent release for the home market (DVD and Blu-ray) saw the title revert back to the original.
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This film entered development in 2004 just after the release of Shrek 2 (2004).
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Puss in Boots (2011) alludes heavily to The Mask of Zorro (1998), a film which also starred Antonio Banderas as the lead.
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Puss is actually a little bit shorter in this film, as he is not standing alongside the 7-foot Shrek.
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Director Chris Miller was a story artist on Shrek (2001), he was the Head of story on Shrek 2 (2004), and he directed Shrek the Third (2007).
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This film had its world premiere aboard the Royal Caribbean International cruise liner "Allure of the Seas," when it was docked in Miam, FL.
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This was the 11th highest-grossing film of 2011.
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This was the third highest grossing animated film of 2011, behind Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Cars 2 (2011).
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Four years later, writer Brian Lynch would pen the screenplay to another DreamWorks spin-off, this time the "Minions" from the "Despicable Me" franchise.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Mother Goose appears in the film. "Puss in Boots" was originally published as a story in the "Mother Goose Fairytales" by Charles Perrault.

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