In the world of animated movies, Puss in Boots has always been present in our generation and it will continue to be so with Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which will be released on December 21 in the cinema. The film is directed by Joel Crawford and produced by Mark Swift. This would be the sixth project of Puss in Boots. So far everything indicates that it is a movie worth watching because the critics have said positive things about the animated project.
The American computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures is set after the events of Shrek Forever After, where Puss in Boots becomes a legend after defeating a giant monster, but is accidentally killed by a bell. When our main character wakes up, he realizes that he only has one life left since he already used his previous eight lives. This is when Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
The voice cast is formed by Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, a cat fugitive from the law and a hero of San Ricardo, Salma Hayek as Kitty Softpaws, a street-savvy Tuxedo cat who is Puss’ love interest, Harvey Guillén as Perrito, a therapy dog, Florence Pugh as Goldilocks, Olivia Colman as Mama Bear, Ray Winstone as Papa Bear, Samson Kayo as Baby Bear, John Mulaney as “Big” Jack Horner, Wagner Moura as Big Bad Wolf/Death, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Mama Luna, an elderly cat lady who initially takes Puss in, Anthony Mendez as the doctor who tells Puss to retire after informing him that only has one life left, Kevin McCann as the Talking Cricket, and Cody Cameron as Pinocchio.
Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona appear in a non-speaking scene which is a flashback, as does Imelda from the first Puss in Boots.
In November 2012, Guillermo del Toro, who is the executive producer, told director Chris Miller about his intentions to make an exotic character. In 2014 Antonio Banderas confirmed that a sequel was in the works. In that same year, the movie Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves had been titled, but this was modified in 2020 to the name it has now. Joel Crawford replaced Bob Persichetti as director, also Crawford had previously worked at DreamWorks on the film The Croods: A New Age.
If we remember the first movie, Puss in Boots (2011) is based before meeting Shrek, the protagonist is considered a hero after saving a woman from a bull attack. Puss in Boots is expelled from the city after suspicions that he had robbed a bank, although the real villain is Humpty Dumpty who is a friend of Puss. Then they both get together to steal the golden eggs that a goose lays, in this adventure Kitty Softpaws also joins.
Puss in Boots (2011) is available to watch on Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video with a subscription, and with a purchase option on YouTube, Apple TV, and Google Play Movies & TV.