Puss in Boots
The Last Wish

USA 2022, 102 mins
Director: Joel Crawford

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

What’s it about?
Puss in Boots is back. His nine lives are fast running out and his ex, Kitty Softpaws is back in his life as they both search for a map that has the location of the wishing star on it. This hilarious, Oscar nominated follow up to 2011’s original film has been widely praised for its animation style which is inspired by storybook illustrations and its edgy script that sees Puss coming to terms with his own limitations.

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A joyous cinematic experience for audiences of all ages, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish combines whimsically detailed animation with a musically driven narrative, packed with lots of laughs, love and heart!

The voice cast do a stellar job in bringing the film to life, and the humour lands terrifically. But most of all, the film hits home a daring message about mortality and the value of life.

It’s no surprise that this cute spin-off from the Shrek franchise has been a hit with the Oscars, perfect for a family audience but striking an emotional chord with young viewers too!
Shadman Kabir and Caleb Roberts, Young Programmers

Directed by: Joel Crawford
Co-director: Januel P. Mercado
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
Presented in association with: Dentsu
Produced by: Mark Swift
Casting Director: Christi Soper Hilt
Screenplay by: Paul Fisher, Tommy Swerdlow
Additional Screenplay Material by: Etan Cohen
Story by: Tommy Swerdlow, Tom Wheeler
Cinematographer: Chris Stover
Editor: James Ryan
Production Designer: Nate Wragg
Composer: Heitor Pereira

Voice Cast
Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots)
Salma Hayek Pinault (Kitty Softpaws)
Harvey Guillén (Perrito)
Florence Pugh (Goldilocks)
Olivia Colman (Mama Bear)
Ray Winstone (Papa Bear)
Samson Kayo (Baby Bear)
John Mulaney (Jack Horner)
Wagner Moura (Wolf)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Mama Luna)
Anthony Mendez (doctor)
Kevin McCann (ethical bug)

USA 2022
102 mins

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