Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated, adventure-comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Written by Brian Lynch and Tom Wheeler, the film was directed by Chris Miller, who also directed Shrek the Third (2007).
It stars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. The film follows the character Puss in Boots on his adventures prior to his first appearance in Shrek 2 (2004). Accompanied by his friends, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws, Puss is pitted against Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws in ownership of legendary magical beans that lead to a great fortune.
- Starring : Antonio Banderas / Salma Hayek
- Genre : Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
- Country : United States
- Language : English / Spanish
- Director : Chris Miller
- Production : DreamWorks Animation / Pacific Data Images (PDI)
- Distributor : B&H Film Distribution / Central Partnership / Forum Cinemas / Interfilm Distribution / Paramount Pictures / Solar Entertainment / United International Pictures (UIP) / Universal Pictures International (UPI) / Westec Media Limited / 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / BBC One / Cartoon Network / Film1 Series / Film1 / Freeform / Home Box Office (HBO) / Imperial / Cinepix / Nickelodeon Network / Odeon / Paramount Home Entertainment / SBS6 / TV3 / Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais
Puss in Boots movie
Puss in Boots release date
- October 23, 2011 : USA (Austin Film Festival)
- October 28, 2011 : Canada
- October 28, 2011 : Philippines
- October 28, 2011 : USA
- November 16, 2011 : France (limited)
- November 23, 2011 : Spain (Madrid premiere)
- November 24, 2011 : United Arab Emirates
- November 24, 2011 : Singapore
- November 25, 2011 : Spain
- November 30, 2011 : Switzerland (French speaking region)
- November 30, 2011 : France
- December 2, 2011 : India
- December 8, 2011 : Australia
- December 8, 2011 : Switzerland (German speaking region)
- December 8, 2011 : Germany
- December 9, 2011 : UK
- December 9, 2011 : Ireland
- December 16, 2011 : Switzerland (Italian speaking region)
- December 22, 2011 : Israel
- February 3, 2012 : Sweden
- February 26, 2012 : Japan (Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival)
- March 17, 2012 : Japan
Puss in Boots cast
- Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots(voice)
- Salma Hayek as Kitty Softpaws(voice)
- Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty(voice)
- Billy Bob Thornton as Jack(voice)
- Amy Sedaris as Jill(voice)
- Constance Marie as Imelda(voice)
- Guillermo del Toro as Moustache Man / Comandante(voice)
- Mike Mitchell as Andy Beanstalk(voice)
- Rich Dietl as Bounty Hunter(voice)(as Rich B. Dietl)
- Ryan Crego as Luis(voice)
- Tom Wheeler as Bartender / Mean Boy / Wagon Driver / Hotel Owner / Rodrigo(voice)
- Conrad Vernon as Raoul / Soldier(voice)
- Tom McGrath as Bar Thief(voice)
- Bob Joles as Giuseppe(voice)
- Latifa Ouaou as Crazy Woman / Mean Girl / Milk Lady / Little Boy(voice)
The character of Puss in Boots originated in a European fairy tale in 1697, and the film is a spin-off and prequel to the Shrek franchise. The film was released in theaters on October 28, 2011, in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. Puss in Boots received positive reviews from critics, grossed $554.9 million at the box office, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards. A television series spin-off from the film titled The Adventures of Puss in Boots premiered on Netflix in 2015. A sequel titled Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves was scheduled for release in 2018 but was removed from the studio’s schedule in early 2015, however in 2019 it has brought back in production and will be directed by Bob Persichetti.
Puss in Boots is an anthropomorphic talking cat, who is named for his signature pair of boots. A fugitive on the run from the law, Puss is seeking to restore his lost honor. He learns that the outlaw couple Jack and Jill have the magic beans he has been looking for most of his life, which can lead him to a giant’s castle. The castle holds valuable golden goose eggs. When Puss tries to steal them from the outlaws’ room, a ruthless hitcat that was hired by Jack and Jill to kill him interrupts, and both fail. The hitcat turns out to be a female cat named Kitty Softpaws and is allied with Humpty Alexander Dumpty, a friendly talking egg and Puss’ long-estranged childhood friend from the orphanage where he was raised. Puss tells Kitty his origin story and of his feelings of betrayal for a youthful misadventure when Humpty tricked Puss into helping commit a bank robbery in his hometown of San Ricardo; Puss has been on the run ever since. Humpty eventually convinces Puss to join them in finding the beans and retrieving the golden eggs.
The trio steal the beans from Jack and Jill and plant them in the desert. Puss and Kitty’s relationship becomes romantic. The trio ride the beanstalk into the clouds to find the castle of the late giant, while avoiding the Great Terror, a giant goose that guards the Golden Eggs. When they realize the golden eggs are too heavy to carry, they steal the Goose, which is just a gosling, and escape the castle. While celebrating their victory, the group is ambushed by Jack and Jill, who knock Puss unconscious.
When Puss wakes up, he tracks Jack and Jill to San Ricardo where he learns the entire heist was a plot by Humpty, who turns out to be the dangerous boss of Jack and Jill, to lure him home to be arrested, as revenge for abandoning him to the authorities when Humpty’s youthful heist went bad. Jack, Jill, and Kitty, who is working for Humpty, were involved in the con. After pleas from Imelda, his adoptive mother, Puss turns himself in to the guards while Humpty donates many golden eggs to the town and becomes a hero.
While in prison, Puss meets the original Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk” from whom Humpty had stolen the beans from in the first place; he warns Puss that the Great Terror is in fact the Goose’s mother, and it will stop at nothing to get its child back. Realizing Humpty intended to destroy the town all along, Puss lets a repentant Kitty help him break out of prison and she also tells him she loves him. Tracking him down just as the Great Terror arrives, Puss convinces Humpty to help him fight off the Great Terror, saying he knows Humpty is a good person at heart. Using the Goose as bait, Puss and Humpty lure the Great Terror out of the town. During the chase, Jack and Jill betray Humpty and try to take the Goose, but get crushed by the Great Terror. Humpty and the Goose are knocked off a bridge with Puss holding onto them. Humpty knows Puss cannot hold both of them, so he lets go, sacrificing himself to save the Goose and the town. Humpty turned into a golden egg as he dies. The Great Terror then takes the Goose and Humpty back to the giant’s castle.
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