The Adventures of Puss in Boots


The Adventures of Puss in Boots is an American computer-animated web television series. It stars the character Puss in Boots from the DreamWorks Animation Shrekfranchise , voiced by Eric Bauza . The series premiered on January 16, 2015 on Netflix with the first five episodes; The fourth season was released on December 16, 2016.

Plot

The series sees Puss in Boots fight off an endless legion of invaders to protect the previously hidden city of San Lorenzo, after his actions unintentionally broke the spell that protected its legendary mystic treasure from the outside world. So he must find a way to restore the spell that will cloak the town once more.

Episodes

Further information: List of The Adventures of Puss in Boots episodes

The first season debuted on January 16, 2015 on Netflix , when the first five episodes were released, with further episodes released in May and September 2015. [1] [2 ] A second season was released on December 11, 2015. [4] The third season Was released on July 15, 2016. [5] The fourth season Was released on December 16, 2016. [6]

An interactive movie called Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale was released on June 20, 2017. [7]

Season Episodes Originally released
1 15 5 January 16, 2015
5 May 8, 2015
5 September 28, 2015
2 11 December 11, 2015
3 13 July 15, 2016
4 13 December 16, 2016

Characters

Main

  • Puss in Boots (voiced by Eric Bauza ) – The titular character. [1]
  • Dulcinea (voiced by Jayma Mays ) – A female cat who is Puss’s love interest. [1] Mays describes her as sweet and naive, [8] very innocent and sheltered. [9] [10]
  • Artephius (voiced by Paul Rugg ) [11] [12] – An elderly alchemist who acts as a mad scientist . [10]
  • Señora Zapata (voiced by Carla Jimenez ) [11] [12] – The administrator of the town’s orphanage. She is suspicious of her activities. [10]
  • Mayor Temoroso (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui ) – A big guy who likes to keep a low profile by hiding inside barrels. [10]
  • Pajuna (voiced by Laraine Newman ) [12] – Pajuna is a Highland cow who is the owner of the local cantina. [10]
  • Vina (voiced by Gray Griffin ) [11] – An older orphan who makes up facts and sometimes steps into Puss’s personal space. [10]
  • Toby (voiced by Joshua Rush ) [1] – An orphan. He is a pig who idolizes Puss. [10]
  • Kid Pickles (voiced by Candi Milo ) [11] – A “Runyon-esque” 11-year-old who likes pickles. [10]
  • Esme (voiced by Ariebella Makana) [11] – A 5-year-old girl who is described as adorable. [10]
  • Cleevil (voiced by Candi Milo) [11] – A street-smart goblin in her early teens. [10]
  • Sphinx (voiced by Gray Griffin ) – A hairless, winged cat that acts a little like a valley girl and a hipster. She protects the village of San Lorenzo. [10]

Recurring

  • El Moco (voiced by Danny Trejo ) [13] [12] – A bandit king who is often foiled in the episodes. [10]
  • The Duchess (voiced by Maria Bamford ) [13] – One of the recurring villains in the series. She steals the souls of magicians and sorcerers to use their powers- denying observations that she has no magic of her own- and was involved with Artephius; She had a previous fight with Puss, in which the latter had cut off her foot. [10]
  • Jack Sprat (voiced by John Leguizamo ) [13] [12] – One of Puss’ oldest friends who often gets Puss in trouble with his schemes. [10]
  • Goodsword (voiced by John Rhys-Davies ) – An enchanted sword that falls from the sky stuck into a stone, then chooses Dulcinea to be the town’s hero. [13] [10]
  • El Guante Blanco (voiced by Jim Cummings ) – Known as El Guante Blanco (The White Glove in English) He is a black cat with a white front right paw. He found Puss in the desert after Puss was forced to leave his home town and taught Puss the ways of the sword. El Guante Blanco also wears a hat, belt and sword but does not wear boots.

Production

Promotional poster for the series.

The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation , under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service. [14] A total of 78 episodes are in production for the series, and they are expected to be released in blocks from 2015 onward in a multi-year deal. [15] [16]

Critical reception

The New York Times, “The New York Times,” “The New York Times Gave the First Episode a positive review of the show, and San Lorenzo is populated with some appealingly odd young residents, human and otherwise.” Moreover, they praised the humor stating that it was “relatively sophisticated (you could write a psychological treatise on Dulcinea, who has modeled her life on some vacuous book of epigrams), but not so sophisticated that children will be left behind.” [17]

Accolades

In 2015, the second episode of the series, “Sphinx”, was nominated at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. [18]

In 2016, the series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special. [19]

Comic book

In April 2016, Titan Comics released the first of a series of comic books as a tie-in to the TV show, under the same title of The Adventures of Puss in Boots . [20]

References

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  2. Jump up^ Wickman, Kase (April 24, 2015). “Get Ready To Watch ‘Legally Blonde’ And Everything On Netflix In May” . MTV . Retrieved April 24, 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ DreamWorks Animation (September 25, 2015). “Puss wishes you a Happy Friday, and he’s also here to bring you awesome news! There will be 5 new episodes of The Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix this Monday!” . Facebook . Retrieved September 26, 2015 .
  4.  The Adventures Of Puss In Boots, “now streaming on Netflix!” Jump up“Grab your sword and put on your boots! . Facebook . Retrieved December 11, 2015 .
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  8. Jump up^ Altmann, Alana (January 16, 2015). “Jayma Mays On ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots,’ ‘Glee,’ and the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel” . The Moviefone Blog .
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  12. ^ Jump up to:e Beck, Jerry (January 5, 2015). “FIRST LOOK: Dreamworks’ Netflix Original” The Adventures ” . Animation Scoop Indiewire..
  13. ^ Jump up to:d “Netflix Sets ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ Series Premiere” . Variety . Retrieved January 14, 2015 .
  14. Jump up^ “Netflix to Add Three Original Series from DreamWorks Animation, Sets Debut for New ‘Turbo FAST’ Episodes” . Variety. March 13, 2014 . Retrieved November 24, 2014 .
  15. Jump up^ Beck, Jeremy. “Adventures Of Puss In Boots” Season 2 “Netflix / Dreamworks Preview” . Animation Scoop . Retrieved December 11, 2015 .
  16. Jump up^ Schwartzel, Erich (December 8, 2015). “DreamWorks Animation plans live-action TV shows” . Animation Scoop . Retrieved December 11, 2015 .
  17. Jump up^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 16, 2015). “5 More Lives, and Counting” . The New York Times . Retrieved January 15, 2015 .
  18. Jump up^ CITIA. “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” Sphinx ” ” . Annecy.org . Retrieved June 14, 2015 .
  19. Jump up^ “The 43rd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards” (PDF) . Retrieved April 29, 2016 .
  20. Jump up^ “Puss in Boots # 1” . Retrieved April 24, 2016 .

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