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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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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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Had its world premiere aboard the Royal Caribbean International cruise liner Allure of the Seas when it was docked in Miami. 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 »


Kitty Softpaws: [after the masked cat, revealed itself as Kitty Softpaws] You hit me in the head, with a guitar.
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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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"Puss in boots" use to be funny!
25 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like most, i thought the "Shrek" movies were OK. "Shrek 2" was the best off the bunch by far, and this was partly (maybe even mostly) due to Antonio Banderas stepping in as the hilarious "Puss in boots." A spin off with him as the lead seemed like a good idea, but really, this just felt like "Shrek 5" this.

The Problem with the movie is that side characters tend too be way funnier in small doses. "Puss in boots" was the funniest character in the other movies, but here he feels over-used. I was expecting this film too be hilarious, but it really doesn't feel like their trying too make this a comedy, more another mish mash off different fairy tales. There just aren't that many funny jokes, and many off the gags are recycled or worse. I hate puns, and this film is full off them. Not only cat puns (a bar the cats in the flick go too is called the "G"litter box, get it? Litter box? Sigh!) but "Humpty Dumpty" being in the movie leads too a number off God awful "egg" puns as well. Plus a lot off characters trousers seem too randomly drop down. Is this really such a great gag they feel the need too keep doing it?

Granted this was a hard one too pull off, and does have some amusing moments, but more focus has been put on the story than the humour. Trouble is, I wanted gags, and the plot is just a few classic fairy tales thrown together. Wasn't the original idea off "Shrek" too make fun off these classic "Disney" style stories. Feels more like this wants too be one, than a spoof off them. Disappointing!

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