Puss in Boots

1988 G 1h 36m DVD

Puss in Boots

1988 G 1h 36m DVD
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With unpredictable actor Christopher Walken playing a crafty cat, there's no telling what will happen in this live-action version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, which features singing, dancing and acrobatics. When young Corin, from his dad, he isn't too thrilled at first. But Corin's in for a surprise, as plucky Puss plans to help his master win the heart of a lovely princess.
Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner, Michael Schneider
Eugene Marner
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know the heroes of this centuries-old fairy tale are schemers and disguisers, but they do have a sense of fair play. Their goal is to make a better life for themselves while outwitting the foolish and ridding the world of villains. There are two potentially scary, storm-filled scenes in which a villain turns himself into a series of ferocious animals (lion, tiger, bear, vicious dog). But they're only threatening, and there are no attacks or battles. In the movie's first scene, the father of three young men is seen on his death bed and dies off camera. A naked young man is seen from the waist up swimming in a pond.

Sexual Content

One character swims naked in a pond; he's only visible from the waist up. A kiss between the princess and her beloved.


In two cartoonish sequences, spooky music, wailing wind, and fiery lightning signal the presence of The Great Ogre ... an ugly, pallid man with soft spikes for hair and a ferocious laugh. The ogre turns into a roaring lion, a bear ready to pounce, a tiger, and a vicious dog. He only frightens, though -- he never attacks. A clever cat catches two mice and gobbles them up (off camera). A character dies off camera.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The story sends the message that a resourceful, clever being (in this case, a cat with good intentions) can outwit and overpower even the most powerful villain. Also, being spirited and emotionally true to yourself is better than being "genteel" and living a placid, feeling-free life. On the negative side, deceit and guile win the day, though in the process, a great evil is destroyed.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Wine is consumed at a royal banquet.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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