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Puss in Boots [2011] (1 disc)

Director:Chris Miller
Writer:Tom Wheeler
Composer:Henry Jackman
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.

Reaction: Imaginative and creative, though it isn't quite up there with the best of the Shrek films. Better than the worst of them, though.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Chris Miller => Director / Little Boy Blue / Prison Guard / Manuel / Rafael (voice) / Friar Miller
Tom Wheeler => Writer
Henry Jackman => Composer
Amy Sedaris => Jill (voice)
Antonio Banderas => Puss in Boots (voice)
Billy Bob Thornton => Jack (voice)
Bob Persichetti => Ohhh Cat (voice)
Conrad Vernon => Soldier (voice) / Raoul
Guillermo del Toro => Comandante (voice) / Moustache Man
Jessica Schulte => Estella Maria (as Jessica Schulte Jones) (voice)
Joshua Rush => Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Mike Mitchell => Andy Beanstalk (voice)
Rich Dietl => Bounty Hunter (as Rich B. Dietl) (voice)
Ryan Crego => Luis (voice)
Salma Hayek => Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Tom McGrath => Bar Thief (voice)
Zach Galifianakis => Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • 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 "rich Corinthian leather." Montalban costarred with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).
  • This was the fifth pairing of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.
  • The bar scene in the beginning is a direct resemblance of the bar scene in Desperado (1995), another movie that starred both Antonio Banderas (Puss) and Salma Hayek (Kitty).
  • Unlike the Shrek films, which were in production for only 3 years (except for the first which was in production for 4 1/2-5 years), Puss in Boots (2011) was in production for 7 1/2 years. This film entered development in 2004 just after the release of Shrek 2 (2004).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Puss is actually a little bit shorter in this film, as he is not standing alongside the 7-foot Shrek.