The Adventures of Puss in Boots
|The Adventures of Puss in Boots|
|Theme music composer||Shawn Patterson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||39 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Doug Langdale|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Original release||January 16, 2015 – present|
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 Shrek franchise, voiced by Eric Bauza. The series premiered on January 16, 2015 on Netflix with the first five episodes; the fourth season is set to be released on December 16, 2016.
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 and must also find a way to restore the protection spell that will cloak the town once more.
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. A second season was released on December 11, 2015. The third season was released on July 15, 2016. The fourth season is set to be released on December 16, 2016.
|First released||Last released|
|1||15||January 16, 2015||September 28, 2015|
|2||11||December 11, 2015|
|3||13||July 15, 2016|
- Puss in Boots (voiced by Eric Bauza) – The titular character.
- Dulcinea (voiced by Jayma Mays) – A female cat who is Puss's love interest. Mays describes her as sweet and naive, very innocent and sheltered.
- Artephius (voiced by Paul Rugg) – An elderly alchemist who acts as a mad scientist.
- Señora Zapata (voiced by Carla Jimenez) – The administrator of the town's orphanage. She is suspicious of Puss's activities.
- Mayor Temoroso (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) – A big guy who likes to keep a low profile by hiding inside barrels.
- Pajuna (voiced by Laraine Newman) – Pajuna is a Highland cow who is the owner of the local cantina.
- Vina (voiced by Grey Griffin) – An older orphan who makes up facts and sometimes steps into Puss's personal space.
- Toby (voiced by Joshua Rush) – An orphan. He is a pig who idolizes Puss.
- Kid Pickles (voiced by Candi Milo) – A "Runyon-esque" 11-year-old who likes pickles.
- Esme (voiced by Ariebella Makana) – A 5-year-old girl who is described as adorable.
- Cleevil (voiced by Candi Milo) – A street-smart goblin in her early teens.
- Sphinx (voiced by Grey Griffin) – A hairless, winged cat who acts a little like a valley girl and a hipster. She protects the City Of San Lorenzo.
- El Moco (voiced by Danny Trejo) – A bandit king who is often foiled in the episodes.
- The Duchess (voiced by Maria Bamford) – 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 also had a previous fight with Puss, in which the latter had cut off her foot.
- Jack Sprat (voiced by John Leguizamo) – One of Puss's oldest friends who often gets Puss in trouble with his schemes.
- Goodsword (voiced by John Rhys-Davies) – An enchanted sword who falls from the sky stuck into a stone, then chooses Dulcinea to be the town's hero.
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. 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.
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."
Awards and nominations
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.
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- Official website
- Official website at Netflix
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots at the Internet Movie Database