Box art for The True Story of Puss'N Boots

The True Story of Puss'N Boots

  • Rated G

independent, special interest

A young farmer's son inherits a strange talking cat with magical boots.With his cunning wit, Puss helps him win the heart of the Princess while battling devious suitors that are after the throne.

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common sense

ON for kids age 6
Educational value
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5

Truly awful version of the classic fairy tale.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is not related to DreamWorks' Puss in Boots, and is of severely lower quality. For the most part, the characters are ugly and unlikable; some scenes are scarily grotesque with dark music and arch villains. One leading female character is portrayed as drunk throughout. The other female characters are drawn in low-cut, revealing necklines, and extra-round bottoms. There's lots of cartoon action with the villains chasing, attacking, and capturing various innocents along the way. In an early scene the hero's father bequeaths his estate to his sons and then dies with little fanfare and no grief expressed.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why fairy tales appeal to kids. Why is it fun to imagine magical places where wishes come true and everything ends happily ever after? What are your favorites?
  • Lots of fairy tales are known for their "helpers," like fairy godmothers and animals. Other than Puss 'n Boots, who are some of the best known of these helpers? What do they do for their masters and what do they have in common?