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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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Tom Wheeler (screenplay by), Brian Lynch (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Salma Hayek ... Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voice)
Billy Bob Thornton ... Jack (voice)
Amy Sedaris ... Jill (voice)
Constance Marie ... Imelda (voice)
Guillermo del Toro ... Moustache Man / Comandante (voice)
Mike Mitchell ... Andy Beanstalk (voice)
Rich Dietl Rich Dietl ... Bounty Hunter (voice) (as Rich B. Dietl)
Ryan Crego Ryan Crego ... Luis (voice)
Tom Wheeler Tom Wheeler ... Bartender / Mean Boy / Wagon Driver / Hotel Owner / Rodrigo (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Raoul / Soldier (voice)
Tom McGrath ... Bar Thief (voice)
Bob Joles ... Giuseppe (voice)
Latifa Ouaou ... Crazy Woman / Mean Girl / Milk Lady / Little Boy (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gato con botas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$149,260,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$554,987,477
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eric McCormack were considered for the role of Humpty Alexander Dumpty. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jack: I hate cats!
Puss in Boots: That's not what your mama said!
Ohhh Cat: Ooooooohhhhhh!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Venimos Cantando
Written by Felix Vizcaino, Federico Alonso Pernia and García Tejero (as Francisco Garcia Tejero)
Performed by Los Choqueros
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Pulls itself away from the Shrek franchise, which is a good thing.
3 February 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Like many others, I was getting fed up with the Shrek movies. The characters, the way they were structured. It all made it obvious something fresh and new was needed to spice up the series and make things interesting and fun to see again. The way they did this was by releasing this spin-off, which involved just the popular Puss in Boots character, from the previous 3 Shrek movies, voiced again by Antonio Banderas.

So basically this movie is being set in the same Shrek universe but without some of the familiar tropes and characters. This allows "Puss in Boots" to do its own thing and picks its own course. The movie definitely differs in style, humor and its buildup, from all of the Shrek movies. And this is a good thing really. It makes this movie like a much needed breath of fresh air for the entire franchise. However I'm still now more interested in seeing a "Puss in Boots 2" than a "Shrek 5".

Simply said; this is a very entertaining movie. It's a movie that lets you sit back and make you enjoy the ride. It's filled with some great new and fun character, good humor and some nice action in it as well.

The story is not great but it definitely serves its purpose. It provides the movie with plenty of action and adventure elements. Besides, it also provides the the origin- and background story of the Puss in Boots character, which I'm sure lots of people would be interested in.

Absolutely no other characters, from any of the previous Shrek movies, appear in this movie. This means that this movie introduces a whole lot of new characters but luckily not too many though. Basically only two are really important; Kitty Softpaws, the love interest and Humpty Dumpty, the villain, voiced by Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. And they are welcome as characters in this movie. Especially Humpty Dumpty, who is of course absurd to have as a villain, works out really well and entertaining for the movie and Zach Galifianakis did a great job voicing him.

It's still mostly being a kids movie but that of course does not mean it's not fun for adults to watch as well. There are some jokes and references, which only the adults will get, while there is still plenty of silly and slapstick comedy in this movie to amuse the youngest kids. In other words; it's a good family movie!

Visually and technically these movies are also only getting better and better. Especially the movements for all of the characters also seem more fluent than ever, which allows them to do a lot of convincing fighting and battling in this movie, sometimes even the two combined.

Simply a very entertaining movie, that more than serves its purpose and is a real much needed breath of fresh air, after already 4 Shrek movies.

7/10

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