DVD Review: The True Story of Puss ‘N Boots

by Alaina on November 4, 2011

I was recently given the chance to review the dvd The True Story of Puss ‘N Boots by Phase 4 Films. Don’t get this confused with the new movie coming out at theatres soon by the makers of Shrek. This is made by a French director, Jerome Deschamps.  I don’t know if the French have a different opinion on what is appropriate for children but there were some really strange things in this movie.

The story line is something that I thought the kids would enjoy. It is the story of a farmer and his three sons. The farmer is dying and leaves his inheiritance to be split between the two older sons while leaving the strange talking cat to his favorite younger son to help him pursue his dreams.

The animation is a little weird, especially the princess who is stacked in the chest and in the behind more like a  anime character than a kids cartoon character. The movie is supposed to be starring William Shatner but I never would have known it was him if the cover had not told me so. His voice as Puss is weird and creepy.

Besides that, the queen in the movie is constantly drunk and there is a scene where youngest son is naked and while you don’t see anything the queen mutters something like “Ooh he really is naked” as she peeks through her fingers to try to get a glimpse. Overall it was a very strange movie with a lot of things including a couple of the characters that gave it a creepy feel to it. The way the cat talked was so strange we were laughing a lot while watching the move but for all the wrong reason. 

The kids only watched part of the movie with me because they got tired of it and thought it was weird and I wasn’t really sure how appropriate it was for them anyways. I asked the three older kids to rate it on a scale of 1-10 to give you an idea of how much kids might enjoy it even if the parents do not. One gave it a 2, the other a 3 and the third one said “just to be nice a 4″.  I wouldn’t recommend this movie but if  you are going to watch it I would probably not include younger children. For more information regarding The True Story of Puss ‘N Boots visit the website here or their Facebook page or if you are interested in purchasing the movie you can buy it on Amazon.com among other places.


**  I received a complimentary copy of this DVD for the purpose of this review.  Thoughts and opinions here are  my own and in no way influenced by others.  **

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