Brotherhood between Egg and Feline!
From the director of “Shrek the Third” from DreamWorks Animation, Chris Miller has given audiences a vibrant, large scaled IMAX 3D animated feature with “Puss in Boots”.
There is no mistake that the character of Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas thinks very highly of himself when the film opens with a close-up shot of his feline face while he describes himself as something magnificent. Coming from the world of “Shrek”, Puss in Boots takes viewers into his world. A world where rustic, Western and Spanish warmth is inviting. Often referring to himself in the third-person, Puss in Boots shows strength and comedy all at the same time. Quick to challenge a bar of mean-looking patrons, also just as quick to take a milk-break or chase a beam of light.
Raised in an orphanage consisting mostly of human children and a few nursery rhyme characters sprinkled-in like “Little Boy Blue”, the orphanage bully, is also where Puss in Boots meets his blood brother and partner in crime, an egg named “Humpty Dumpty” played by Zack Galifianakis (The Hang Over). Humpty Dumpty brings Puss in Boots into his grand scheme to steal the famous magic beans that grows a atmospheric gargantuan vine known as “Jack and the Bean Stalk” to a treasure-trove of gold.
After years of planning their mission, stealing beans, and trying to grow magic beans of their own, their mischievous lives come to an unexpected fork resulting in the reward of Puss in Boots that overshadows Humpty Dumpty. Jealousy and revenge ultimately divide the brothers until the pursuit of the magic beans reunite them again with the help of a sexy cat thief, “Kitty Softpaws” (magnificently portrayed by Salma Hayek) whose de-clawed paws work in her thievery favor.
Director Chris Miller considered the character Puss in Boots “such an important part of the success of Shrek 2”. Producer Joe M. Aguilar said that “out of all the characters you could call supporting, he’s the character most people are very interested in knowing more about”.
Film makers talk about unforgettable dance scene in “Puss in Boots” below:
“Puss in Boots” dazzles audiences of both young and old. The underlying themes of loyalty, revenge and redemption are relatetable to adults, and the comedy, familiar characters, and well choreographed dance numbers by choreographer Laura Gorentstein Miller is much appreciated by children audiences. One of the most unforgettable scenes in the movie is when Puss in Boots must fight a villain in the form of a dance-off. The cat-filled room turns into a dance musical number that will keep viewers enthralled the whole time.
By and far, the world of “Puss in Boots” in the village of San Ricardo that was inspired by classic westerns “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, and “A Fistful of Dollars”, as well as old Sergio Leone films is best seen in 3D. Director, Miller stated “It was clear from the beginning that this was a movie best presented in 3D, and only 3D”. He said it was most apparent while planning the beanstalk scene. “This ever-growing beanstalk, which extends beyond the solar system…these tiny characters wondering at the universe. C’mon, now that’s 3D!”
Get your chance to see “Puss in Boots” playing in 3D and in IMAX opening in theaters Friday, October 28, 2011. Learn more about the making of “Puss in Boots” from the cast here: http://hollywoodjunket.com/2011/10/25/puss-in-boots-creating-a-cats-tale-in-animated-3d/