Puss in Boots is a 1999 American independent animated adventure direct-to-video movie, directed, written, edited, and animated by former Disney and Amblination animator Phil Nibbelink. "Puss in Boots" is a fairy tale. The character has received generally positive reviews, with critics praising his depiction and considering him a source of comic relief. [120][121][122], Critical reception of Puss has been generally positive, with reviewers praising his portrayal in the films and describing him as "cute",[123][124][125][126] "suave",[18][40][127][128] "lovable",[75][129][130] "charismatic",[40][131] "feisty",[132][133] "engaging",[134] "legendary",[135] "an instant charmer",[17] "a natural-born star",[136] "a notorious adventurer",[2] the "suavest of swashbuckling cats",[137] and "the world's greatest feline swordfighter". "~Puss in Boots, Episode 5, Adventure Puss in Boots is the main protagonist and titular character of the Netflix Original Series The Adventures of Puss Boots. Puss in Boots is a tale known all over the world; re-adapted, appropriated and changed by many cultures. Puss in Boots, fictional character, the cat in the fairy tale of the same name (in French, “Le Maître Chat ou le chat botté”), as retold by Charles Perrault in Contes de ma mère l’oye (1697; Tales of Mother Goose). After the death of his father, young Carabas leaves home to seek his fortune with the evil landlord's cat. Tom and Jerry. [3] The collection included "La Belle au bois dormant" ("The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood"), "Le petit chaperon rouge" ("Little Red Riding Hood"), "La Barbe bleue" ("Blue Beard"), "Les Fées" ("The Enchanted Ones", or "Diamonds and Toads"), "Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre" ("Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper"), "Riquet à la Houppe" ("Riquet with the Tuft"), and "Le Petit Poucet" ("Hop o' My Thumb"). Though with none of the other main characters present, at least Puss in Boots cannot weaken the emotional arcs of the series like the 3rd and 4th Shrek films did. The morals Perrault attached to the tales are either at odds with the narrative, or beside the point. [3] The book displayed a frontispiece depicting an old woman telling tales to a group of three children beneath a placard inscribed "CONTES DE MA MERE L'OYE" (Tales of Mother Goose). Determined to make his master's fortune, the cat bags a rabbit in the forest and presents it to the king as a gift from his master, the fictional Marquis of Carabas. Le Maître Chat first was translated into English as "The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots" by Robert Samber in 1729 and published in London for J. Pote and R. Montagu with its original companion tales in Histories, or Tales of Past Times, By M. His innocent look is shockingly similar to the one Puss in Boots from the hit animation Shrek. "[34], Briggs does assert that cats were a form of fairy in their own right having something akin to a fairy court and their own set of magical powers. Meanwhile outside the keep, the RED team are fighting against the BLU team as usual, till Puss hears a loud explosion from outside. As the royal coach nears, the cat begins calling for help in great distress. The animation rocks and the characters are largely excellent, but the storyline is a bit thin and the jokes are at their best when playing on cat-isms, proving hit-or-miss otherwise. Another version was published in 1634 by Giambattista Basile with the title Cagliuso, and a tale was written in French at the close of the seventeenth century by Charles Perrault (1628–1703), a retired civil servant and member of the Académie française. [105][106] He also appears in the video games Shrek: Dragon's Tale,[107] Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure,[108] and Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur. 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