The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Genre
Voices of
Theme music composerShawn Patterson
ComposerShawn Patterson
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerDoug Langdale
Running time23 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseJanuary 16, 2015 (2015-01-16) –
January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)

The Adventures of Puss in Boots is an American animated television series, starring the character of Puss in Boots from DreamWorks Animation's Shrek film series and its 2011 spin-off film, voiced by Eric Bauza. The series premiered with its first five episodes on Netflix on January 16, 2015; the sixth and final season was released on January 26, 2018. It also premiered on Boomerang UK on September 3, 2018.[1][2] The show was removed from Netflix on December 29, 2023 in the US and the special Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale was also removed on January 26, 2024.[3][4]

The series is currently available on Peacock as of April, 2024.[5]

Plot

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The series is set before the events of Puss in Boots (2011)[6] and sees Puss in Boots fight off an endless legion of invaders to protect the previously hidden Spanish town of San Lorenzo, after his actions unintentionally broke the spell that protected its legendary mystic treasure from the outside world. Subsequently, he must find a way to restore the protection spell that will cloak the town once more.

Episodes

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The first season was released on January 16, 2015, on Netflix, when the first five episodes were released, with further episodes released in May and September 2015.[7][8][9] A second season was released on December 11, 2015.[10] The third season was released on July 15, 2016.[11] The fourth season was released on December 16, 2016.[12] The fifth season was released on July 28, 2017.[13] The sixth and final[14] season was released on January 26, 2018.[15]

An interactive special called Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale was released on June 20, 2017.[16]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
1155January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
5May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
5September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
211December 11, 2015 (2015-12-11)
313July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15)
413December 16, 2016 (2016-12-16)
SpecialJune 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)
513July 28, 2017 (2017-07-28)
612January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)

Characters

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Main

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Recurring

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Bandits: A large group of thieves who try to steal from San Lorenzo, but the town's protector, Puss In Boots always stops them. Some of them also work for El Moco and they ruled over San Lorenzo once but Puss stops them once again.

Production

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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.[23] In 2015, it was stated that a total of 78 episodes were in production for the series, and they were expected to be released in blocks from 2015 onward in a multi-year deal.[24][25]

Critical reception

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The New York Times gave the first episode a positive review stating that the show "is nicely drawn, and San Lorenzo is populated with some appealingly odd young residents, human and otherwise." Moreover, they praised the humour stating that it was "relatively sophisticated (you could write a psychological treatise on Dulcinea, who has modeled her life on a somewhat vacuous book of epigrams), but not so sophisticated that children will be left behind."[26]

Accolades

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In 2015, the second episode of the series, "Sphinx", was nominated at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[27] In 2016, the series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special.[28]

Comic book

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In April 2016, Titan Comics released the first of a two-issue limited series of comic books as a tie-in to the TV show, under the same title of The Adventures of Puss in Boots.[29]

References

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  1. ^ "Boomerang UK The Adventures Of Puss In Boots New Show Promo". August 21, 2018 – via www.youtube.com.
  2. ^ "Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK September 2018 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Press Release). Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Adventures of Puss in Boots Leaving Netflix in December 2023". November 23, 2023.
  4. ^ "Whats Leaving Netflix in January 2024". December 31, 2023.
  5. ^ https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/the-adventures-of-puss-in-boots/7506683668677186112
  6. ^ "Interview: Netflix's 'Puss In Boots' Series Creator On Secrets, Surprises & Why You Have To Watch | Tech Times".
  7. ^ a b c d "Puss in Boots Announces Premiere". Decider. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Wickman, Kase (April 24, 2015). "Get Ready To Watch 'Legally Blonde' And Everything New On Netflix In May". MTV. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Grab your sword and put on your boots! Puss In Boots is searching for new friends, new treasure, and all-new adventures in the new season of "The Adventures of Puss In Boots," now streaming on Netflix!". Facebook. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (July 14, 2016). "Exclusive Clip: 'Puss in Boots' Season 3 Debuts Friday". Animation Magazine. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  12. ^ Murthi, Vikram (December 14, 2016). "'The Adventures of Puss in Boots' Season 4 Exclusive Clip: Puss Shows Off His Many Powers". Indiewire. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "Puss In Boots on Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "The cat is out of the bag. The series finale of #PussInBoots is NOW STREAMING on Netflix!". Facebook. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "What's New on Netflix in January". Vanity Fair. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  16. ^ McAlone, Nathan. "After 2 years of development, Netflix has released its first interactive show where you choose what happens next". Business Insider.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Fernandes, Marriska (January 16, 2015). "Jayma Mays dishes on Netflix's The Adventures of Puss in Boots". Tribute.ca.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "The Adventures Of Puss in Boots now on Netflix". SPIN South West. Limerick, Ireland. January 16, 2015. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015. and "The Adventures Of Puss In Boots Now On Netflix". Beat Blog. January 21, 2015. Archived from the original on January 26, 2015.
  20. ^ a b c d e f "Hidden". The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Season 1. Episode 1.
  21. ^ a b c d e Beck, Jerry (January 5, 2015). "FIRST LOOK: Dreamworks' Netflix Original "The Adventures". Animation Scoop. Indiewire.
  22. ^ a b c d "Netflix Sets 'The Adventures of Puss in Boots' Series Premiere". Variety. January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  23. ^ "Netflix to Add Three Original Series from DreamWorks Animation, Sets Debut for New 'Turbo FAST' Episodes". Variety. March 13, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  24. ^ Beck, Jeremy (December 11, 2015). "Netflix/Dreamworks Preview "Adventures Of Puss In Boots" Season 2". Animation Scoop. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  25. ^ Schwartzel, Erich (December 8, 2015). "DreamWorks Animation plans live-action TV shows". Animation Scoop. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  26. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 16, 2015). "5 More Lives, and Counting". The New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  27. ^ CITIA. "The Adventures of Puss in Boots "Sphinx"". Annecy.org. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  28. ^ "The 43rd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 21, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  29. ^ "Puss in Boots #1". Archived from the original on August 4, 2021. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
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