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Overview

Say hola to his little friends.
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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a 2022 American 3D computer animated adventure comedy film directed by Joel Crawford. It's the sequel to Puss in Boots (2011) and the second installment of the Puss in Boots franchise. It is the studio's 43rd feature film. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek Pinault reprised their roles from the first film with Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, John Mulaney, Wagner Moura, Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Anthony Mendez joining them voicing new characters.

The film was released on December 21, 2022. The film received universal acclaim from critics, who praised the animation, themes, voice acting and humor, with many considering it even better than the first film.

In addition one of the extra features in the Home Media release includes a four minute short known as "The Trident" which shows the story of how Puss lost one of his previous eight lives.

Plot[]

Set after the events of Shrek Forever After, Puss in Boots hosts a party in a governor's mansion when a giant attacks them. He manages to subdue it but is crushed by a bell shortly after. Waking up, he is informed by a Doctor that he only has one life left after dying eight times before (being rammed by a bull, mauled by dogs, jumping off a tower while drunk, crushed by a barbell, exploding in a cannon test gone wrong, having a food allergy after eating shellfish, accidentally burning himself on an oven and getting crushed by the bell respectively). Puss initially brushes it off, but after getting scarred and nearly killed in a duel with a black-hooded wolf in a local pub that night, he reluctantly goes to the house of Mama Luna, an elderly cat lady, to be a domesticated pet.

Time passes, and he soon meets a dog disguised as a cat, but their conversation is cut short when Goldilocks and the Three Bears show up to find him. However, after they find his "grave", they inadvertently reveal the existence of a Wishing Star to Puss and that the map pointing it will be delivered to "Big" Jack Horner that night. Seeing it as an opportunity to restore his lives back, Puss breaks into Jack's factory to steal the map, unexpectedly reuniting with Kitty Softpaws who holds a grudge on him after a previous incident at Santa Colomba. After a skirmish with Goldi's group and Jack Horner's goons, Puss, Kitty and Perrito (the dog from earlier who followed him) manage to escape with the map which instructs them to go to the Dark Forest.

Entering the forest, the trio find out that the dimension morphs into different landscapes to whoever wields the map. The dimension transforms into a hellish setting for Puss and Kitty, while Perrito is given a nice setting. While riding downstream, Puss gets his beard shaved off by Kitty before getting rid of a stick which Perrito follows, leading to the latter being captured by Jack. Mid-fight, Puss sees the hooded wolf again and runs off in fear, distracting Kitty and enabling Goldi to obtain the map.

Puss elaborates what happened at Santa Colomba to Perrito; he left Kitty at the altar at the town’s church on their supposed engagement, which he has regretted ever since. Kitty overhears their conversation and reveals that she never came to the altar either, feeling like she could never compete with someone who loves himself more than her. The two manage to reclaim the map from Goldi's group but Perrito is captured once again. As the dimension morphs, Puss is accidentally trapped in the Cave of Lost Souls after touching the map and instructs Kitty to retrieve Perrito.

Inside the cave, Puss encounters his past lives and the hooded wolf again, who introduces himself as "Death" and reveals that he wants to obtain Puss's last life as retribution for evading him. Puss cowardly runs away with the map, an act which Kitty and Perrito see from afar. Meanwhile, Goldi reveals that she wishes for a real family. Even though it's to the Bears' dismay, they oblige to help her if it's what she really wants.

Finally reaching the star, Puss is about to make his wish but is stopped by Kitty, who calls him out for his selfishness. Shortly after, they are interrupted by Goldi and Jack and a fight ensues, during which Jack is thrown into his never-ending nanny bag by Kitty and Goldi saves Baby when he is almost thrown off the star.

Puss encounters Death again and a fierce duel erupts between the two. However, Death begrudgingly decides to spare Puss after the latter boldly stands up to him but remarks that "they will meet again" before departing. Puss reconciles with Kitty and gives her the map, but she doesn't need it. Just then, Jack re-emerges from his bag, having eaten a cookie that makes him grow big, and seizes the map from Puss and Kitty. As Jack attemps to make a wish, however, Perrito manages to distract him long enough for Puss, Kitty and Goldi to reclaim the map and rip it to shreds, causing the Wishing Star to collapse and kill Jack after it violently implodes when he attempts to reassemble the map.

In the aftermath, Goldi finally accepts being a part of the bear family and Puss and Kitty rekindle their relationship. Perrito also finally gets his name, sticking with Perrito and saying it suits him. Sometime later, Puss, Kitty and Perrito (now wanted as "Team Friendship") steal a boat from the Governor and set sail to reunite with "some old friends" at the Kingdom of Far Far Away.

Cast[]

Shrek, Donkey and Mister Geppetto appear in a non-speaking appearance in a brief flashback, as does Imelda from the first Puss in Boots.

Production[]

In November 2012, executive producer Guillermo del Toro said that they already did a couple of script drafts for a sequel, and that the director Chris Miller wants to take Puss on an adventure to exotic places.[8] In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun.[9] In June 2014, the movie was titled Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves and was scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018.[1] In August 2014, it was delayed to December 21, 2018. [2]

In January 2015, Puss in Boots 2 was removed from the release schedule following corporate restructuring and DreamWorks Animation's new policy to release two films a year. [3]

In March 2015, Banderas said in an interview that the script was under restructuring, and that Shrek may appear in the film.[4] In November 2018, it was announced by Variety that Chris Meledandri had been tasked to being one of the executive producers of both Shrek 5 and Puss in Boots 2, with the cast returning.[5] In February 2019, Bob Persichetti, the head of story on the first film, signed on to direct the sequel. Latifa Ouaou, who produced the original Puss in Boots film, will oversee development of the sequel.[6] In March 2021, the film's title was revealed to be “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”, with a release date of September 23, 2022.[7] In April 2022, that delayed to December 21.

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Media
Films: ShrekShrek 2Shrek the ThirdShrek Forever AfterPuss in BootsPuss in Boots: The Last WishShrek 5

TV Specials: Shrek 4-DShrek the HallsScared ShreklessPuss in Boots: The Three Diablos
TV Series: The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Shorts: Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party!Far Far Away IdolDonkey's Caroling Christmas-tacularThriller NightThe Pig Who Cried WerewolfThe Trident
Books: ShrekPuss in Boots
Video Games: Shrek SuperSlamShrek Smash n' Crash RacingShrek Super PartyDreamWorks Super Star Kartz
Theatrical Plays: Shrek The Musical

Characters
Protagonists: ShrekFionaDonkeyPuss in BootsKitty SoftpawsPerrito

Allies: DragonPinocchioGingerbread ManThree Little PigsWolfThree Blind MiceQueen LillianKing HaroldArthur PendragonSnow WhiteCinderellaSleeping BeautyFarkle, Fergus and FeliciaDronkeysDorisBrogan
Villains: Lord FarquaadTheloniousMonsieur HoodMerry MenFairy GodmotherPrince CharmingRumpelstiltskinFifiJack & JillHumpty DumptyRapunzelCaptain HookEvil QueenHeadless HorsemanCyclopsPied PiperBloodwolf"Big" Jack HornerDeathGoldilocksPapa BearMama BearBaby BearSerpent Sisters
Spin-Off: DulcineaImeldaTalking CricketMama LunaPhoenixThe TerrorThe SphinxTimmyPerlaGonzaloDoctorCallistaAlessandra Belagomba

See also
Locations: DulocFar Far AwayOgre SwampPoison Apple InnPotion FactoryWorcestershire Boarding School

Songs: BarracudaRoyal PainWelcome to Duloc
Cast: Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots) • Aron Warner (Wolf) • Val Bettin (Bishop) • Susanne Blakeslee (Evil Queen)
Andrew Adamson (additional voices)


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Cinema
Feature Films: Antz (1998) • The Prince of Egypt (1998) • The Road to El Dorado (2000) • Shrek (2001) • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) • Shrek 2 (2004) • Shark Tale (2004) • Madagascar (2005) • Over the Hedge (2006) • Shrek the Third (2007) • Bee Movie (2007) • Kung Fu Panda (2008) • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) • How to Train Your Dragon (2010) • Shrek Forever After (2010) • Megamind (2010) • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) • Puss in Boots (2011) • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) • Rise of the Guardians (2012) • The Croods (2013) • Turbo (2013) • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) • Home (2015) • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) • Trolls (2016) • The Boss Baby (2017) • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) • Abominable (2019) • Trolls World Tour (2020) • The Croods: A New Age (2020) • Spirit Untamed (2021) • The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) • The Bad Guys (2022) • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023) • Trolls Band Together (2023) • Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)

Co-produced Films: Chicken Run (2000) • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) • Flushed Away (2006)
Upcoming Films: The Wild Robot (2024) • Dog Man (2025) • How to Train Your Dragon (2025)The Bad Guys 2 (2025) • Gabby's Dollhouse: The Movie (2025) • Shrek 5 (2026)
Feature Films in Development: Mice & MysticsThe JumblesKevinRebel SkiesKlande Evil Alien Warlord CatSpy Toys
Direct-to-Video Films: Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Digital films: Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021) • Orion and the Dark (2024)
Canceled Films: TuskerThe WandererTortoise vs. HareTruckersMe & My ShadowMonkeys of MumbaiRumblewickB.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly OperationsGiants: Forces of NatureLarrikinsZodiacSpooky Jack

Television
TV Specials: Shrek the Halls (2007) • Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) • Merry Madagascar (2009) • Scared Shrekless (2010) • Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) • Gift of the Night Fury (2011) • Madly Madagascar (2013) • Trolls Holiday (2017) • How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) • Trolls: Holiday in Harmony (2021) • The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday (2023)

Shorts: Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party! (2001) • Shrek 4-D (2003) • Sinbad and the Cyclops Island (2003) • Far Far Away Idol (2004) • Club Oscar (2005) • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005) • First Flight (2006) • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006) • Secrets of the Furious Five (2008) • B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009) • Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010) • Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular (2010) • Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011) • Thriller Night (2011) • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011) • Night of the Living Carrots (2011) Book of Dragons (2011) • Gift of the Night Fury (2011) • Secrets of the Masters (2011) • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012) • Almost Home (2014) • Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014) • Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014) • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016) • Bird Karma (2018) • Bilby (2018) • Marooned (2019) • To: Gerard (2020)
TV Series: Toonsylvania (1998) • Invasion America (1998) • Alienators: Evolution Continues (2001–2002) • Father of the Pride (2004–2005) • The Penguins of Madagascar (2008–15) • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011–2016) • DreamWorks Dragons (2012-2018) • Monsters vs. Aliens (2013-2014) • Turbo FAST (2013–2016) • VeggieTales in the House (2014-2016) • All Hail King Julien (2014-2017) • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015-2018) • Dinotrux (2015-2018) • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (2015-2017) • Dawn of the Croods (2015-2017) • Noddy, Toyland Detective (2016-present) • Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016-2018) • Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh (2016-2018) • Trollhunters (2016-2018) • VeggieTales in the City (2017) • Spirit Riding Free (2017-2020) • Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (2018-2019) • The Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018-2020) • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (TV series) (2018-2019) • Harvey Street Kids (2018-2020) • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (2018-2020) • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-2020) • Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (2018-2019) • 3Below (2018-2019) • Where's Waldo? (2019-2020) • Archibald's Next Big Thing (2019-present) • Dragons: Rescue Riders (2019-2022) • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers (2019-2021) • Cleopatra in Space (2020-present) • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020) • Rhyme Time Town (2020-2021) • Madagascar: A Little Wild (2020-2022) • Wizards (2020) • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020-2022) • The Mighty Ones (2020-2022) • Doug Unplugs (2020-2022) • Trolls: TrollsTopia (2020-2022) • Gabby's Dollhouse (2021-present) • Go, Dog. Go! (2021-2022) • The Croods: Family Tree (2021-2023) • Dragons: The Nine Realms (2021-2023) • Team Zenko Go (2022) • Pinecone & Pony (2022-2023) • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (2022-2023) • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (2022-2023) • Abominable and the Invisible City (2022-2023) • Not Quite Narwhal (2023-present) • Dew Drop Diaries (2023-present) • Fright Krewe (2023-present) • Curses! (2023-present) • Megamind Rules! (2024) • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (2024-present)
Upcoming TV Series:Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate (2024) • Felix the Cat (TBA) • Bearbrick (TBA)

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