Kitty fun is on the cards! THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS Premieres on Netflix 16 January 2015
- Published on Sunday, 11 January 2015 13:45
- Last Updated on 08 January 2015
- Monica Costa
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The sexiest and bravest cat of all times is back with new adventures and this time he will stay around for a while because Netflix got its hand on him for good. THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS premieres on Netflix on 16 January 2015.
Let’s recap why we love the famous Booted Cat. His Italian origins are quite clear – in the Italian tale from 1550s he is called Il gatto con gli stivali (i.e. the Cat with the Boots). The French have then refined the tale into a modern story and changed the character into how we know him today, but Puss is clearly still very Italian: he uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master, he’s charming and he is very good with a sword – sword fighting was born in Italy with the gladiators although the French refined it and turned it into a sport.
More recently he changed his name from Booted Cat to Puss in Boots and has appeared as one of Shrek’s sidekicks in many adventure movies of the Green Ogre. He has then become so widely recognised (probably thanks to Antonio Banderas’ sexy and intriguing voice) that he was given his own movie and finally a well deserved series.
THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS finds the world’s most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants – not to mention its wondrous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders … he must become a legend.
With a sweeping, epic visual flair and extraordinary quests in each episode, THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS combines adventure and comedy with the quick-witted, nimble-footed style that is as synonymous with its hero as his namesake boots.
Its voice cast is led by Eric Bauza (The Book of Life, Turbo FAST) as Puss in Boots (I hope I won’t miss Banderas’ voice too much), along with Jayma Mays (Glee, Getting On), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Doc McStuffins), Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody & Sherman). Throughout the series’ first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will include Emmy® Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Chef, Ice Age), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Maria Bamford (The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Robbie Rist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Brady Bunch) and Jim Cummings (Shrek, Winnie the Pooh).
Personally being a woman in fencing, I love anything that involves swordsmanship and Puss is certainly a hero for the ages. With a cold glass of leche in one hand and his sword in the other, there’s nothing that could get in the way of this swashbuckling hero … except hairballs.
In addition to the five episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS that premiere on 16 January 2015, new episodes will debut throughout the year. THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS is the latest in a rapidly expanding list of original series that DreamWorks Animation is creating for Netflix. The DreamWorks Animation lineup on Netflix also includes Turbo FAST and All Hail King Julien and soon will grow to encompass a brand-new season of DreamWorks Dragons and the adventure-laden DinoTrux.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums