The True Story of Puss 'n Boots
This computer-animated version of the beloved children's story gives magical powers to the boots worn by Puss, whose owner is in love with the Princess. The clever cat is instrumental in helping the lad outwit the Princess's other determined suitors.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is not related to DreamWorks' Puss in Boots, and is of severely lower quality. For the most part, the characters are ugly and unlikable; some scenes are scarily grotesque with dark music and arch villains. One leading female character is portrayed as drunk throughout. The other female characters are drawn in low-cut, revealing necklines, and extra-round bottoms. There's lots of cartoon action with the villains chasing, attacking, and capturing various innocents along the way. In an early scene the hero's father bequeaths his estate to his sons and then dies with little fanfare and no grief expressed.
- Sexual Content
- One romantic kiss at the finale. Some of the animated female characters are drawn with large bosoms, exaggerated hourglass figures, and often dance and move in provocative ways. The hero emerges from water, having been robbed, and wearing no clothes. He covers himself with a large hat.
- Lots of dark, ominous music leading the main characters through tunnels and caves in several sequences. An ugly, cackling Chamberlain who has the power to turn the princess' suitors into toads. Additional villains lurks in the form of the grotesque Ogre with octopus tentacles. There are chases, spear-wielding attackers, a toad strapped to a chair as food is catapulted into his mouth against his will, a haunted house-like ride, flashing lights, and lackluster battles between Puss and the bad guys. However, despite all the bluster, there's never any real threat to anyone.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- While some positive messages about living a fearless life and being honest are sprinkled throughout, the movie's unappealing characters and muddled story nix any redeeming value.
- While not associated with the DreamWorks release of Puss in Boots, the character in this movie is easily mistaken for the big-budget one, which has an extensive marketing campaign and associated products.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A barroom scene shows some characters drinking from mugs and flagons. The Queen is portrayed throughout as a slurring drunk, though she is never shown drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it