Puss in Boots is one of those fairy tales that has traveled time, centuries for that matter. It’s one of the ‘greats’ of fairy tale literature. I won’t get into the academics of it, but the tales of a feline trickster can be uncovered all the way to the fifth century Panchatantra (lit. “Five Principles”), a collection of Hindu tales. One in particular is regarding a cat who attempts to make his fortune in a king’s palace.
From here we see the famed feline dash his way into the hearts of famous fairy tale authors such as; Charles Perrault, Giovanni Francesco Straparola and even the Grimm Brothers. Shoot, even Tchaikovsky used an adaptation of Puss in Boots in his third act of, The Sleeping Beauty.
Netflix Original TV Series, the Adventures of Puss in Boots
The legendary sword-wielding feline makes history again as Netflix announces the all new original series, the Adventures of Puss in Boots which premieres on Netflix January 16, 2015. With an epic voice cast, there’s no doubt it will be a Netflix favorite for parents and kids.
Boots Will be Donned and Buckles Will be Swashed as Puss in Boots Protects the Mystical, Adventure-Laden City of San Lorenzo in an All-New Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation. -Netflix
Known for his swift and dashing grace, and the cutest kitten eyes we’ve ever seen, Puss in Boots is purring his way right back into our hearts this January as he embarks on exciting new adventures with the style of DreamWorks Animations. The Adventures of Puss in Boots is an all new Netflix Original TV series, airing its first five episodes to Netflix members in the U.S, Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France for instant viewing beginning Friday January 16th!
About the Story
Based in the mythical land of San Lorenzo, the Adventures of Puss in Boots finds the world’s most adorable and devious feline looter in a land invisible to the outside world from an enchanted spell. This spell protects its inhabitants and fortune until it’s accidentally broken by Puss in Boots. Sweeping to protect this land from invaders, Puss in Boots is yet again put to the challenge to prove legendary.
This adventure-comedy is sure to make viewers fall in love with Puss in Boots all over again.
Eric Bauza (The Book of Life, Turbo FAST) as Puss in Boots
Jayma Mays (Glee, Getting On)
Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Doc McStuffins)
Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody & Sherman).
Throughout the series first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will include:
Emmy® Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Chef, Ice Age)
Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn)
Maria Bamford (The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time)
John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)
Robbie Rist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Brady Bunch)
Jim Cummings (Shrek, Winnie the Pooh)
Each episode is an exciting fantasy-adventure, which makes watching The Adventures of Puss in Boots an event the whole family will enjoy. -Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix
In addition to the five episodes of THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS that premiere on Jan. 16, new episodes will debut throughout the coming year. THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS is the latest in a rapidly expanding list of original series that DreamWorks Animation is creating for Netflix. The DreamWorks Animation lineup on Netflix also includes Turbo FAST and All Hail King Julien and soon will grow to encompass a brand-new season of DreamWorks Dragons and the adventure-laden DinoTrux.