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Is Puss In Boots Based On True Story?

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To answer the question, Is Puss In Boots Based On True Story, keep reading. Puss in Boots is a spin-off of the beloved movie series, Shrek, following the origins and life of Puss. Puss is a cat showing very human-like tendencies and named after his popular attire, boots. The story comes before Shrek 2 and shows how Puss grows up in an orphanage where he meets his best friend, Humpty Dumpty.

The animated movie was released in 2011, a DreamWorks Animation production and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The director of the movie, Chris Miller, also worked on Shrek the Third.

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It earned around $555 million and received positive feedback from its audience. It went on to be nominated at the 84th Academy Awards for the Best Animated Feature. The movie won the Kids Choice Award for Favourite Animated Movie and also became the Best Animated Film at the Saturn Awards.

It also received multitudes of nominations at the Annie Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Teen Choice Awards and many more. It also led to an animated series named The Adventure of Puss in Boots from January 2015 to January 2018. The series is spread over six seasons with a total of 78 episodes. A sequel to the movie named Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will release in December 2022. 

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Puss In Boots Plot

Puss In Boots Plot
Puss In Boots Plot

Previously a town hero for preventing a catastrophe and getting rewarded his with signature boots, Puss becomes an outlaw because of Humpty Alexander Dumpty when he unknowingly becomes a part of a heist. They are later joined by Kitty Softpaws, Puss’ love interest.

To restore his honour, Puss teams up with Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty to face their competition, Jack and Jill, another pair of outlaws to attain the magical beans that would lead to a big fortune. 

Puss In Boots Cast

Puss In Boots Cast
Puss In Boots Cast

The titular role is voiced by Anthony Banderas from The Mask of Zorro (1998). His partner in crime i.e. Humpty Alexander Dumpty is voiced by Zach Galifianakis who starred in the Hangover movie series and Kitty Softpaws is brought to life by Desperado’s Salma Hayek. Jack is given voice by Billy Bob Thornton and Jill is played by Amy Sedaris.

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The director, Chris Miller played a bunch of roles from the Little Blue Boy, Prison Guard to Manuel and the producer Guillermo del Toro also voiced characters like the Commandante and San Ricardo military’s leader. 

Puss In Boots Based On True Story

Is Puss In Boots Based On A True Story
Is Puss In Boots Based On A True Story

Unfortunately, the movie is not inspired by real life but the name Puss in Boots comes from a fairytale by Giovanni Straparola about a mother who, in her last days, gives her only three possessions to her three sons, the youngest one getting a cat who continues to provide good fortune to the son.

Charles Perault retold the story with a different moral where Puss manipulates an ogre to change himself into a rat which he eats up so that his master receives all the fortune belonging to the ogre. While the movie borrows the name from these fables, there are no other resemblances within the stories. 

Where To Watch Puss In Boots?

Catch up with the animated movie, Puss in Boots on Netflix.

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