Friday, July 8, 2011

Famous Cat : Puss In Boots

Illustration 1843, from édition L. Curmer
Puss in Boots, was potrey as smart, charming, kickass and quite sly cat originally story written by Charles Perrault (1628 - -1703) entitled "Master Cat" or "The Booted Cat" or commonly known as Puss In Boots. 

The story was originally written in French (Le Maistre Chat, ou Le Chat Botte) was literally a fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. 

From Wikipedia ; 

The tale opens with the third and youngest son of a miller receiving his inheritance — a cat. At first, the youngest son laments, as the eldest brother gains the mill, and the middle brother attains the mules.  
The feline is no ordinary cat, however, but one who requests and receives a pair of boots. Determined to make his master's fortune, the cat bags a rabbit in the forest and presents it to the king as a gift from his master, the fictional Marquis of Carabas. The cat continues making gifts of game to the king for several months.
One day, knowing the king and his daughter are traveling by coach along the riverside, the cat persuades his master to remove his clothes and enter the river. The cat disposes of his master's clothing beneath a rock. 
As the royal coach nears, the cat begins calling for help in great distress, and, when the king stops to investigate, the cat tells him that his master, the Marquis, has been bathing in the river and robbed of his clothing. The king has the young man brought from the river, dressed in a splendid suit of clothes, and seated in the coach with his daughter, who falls in love with him at once. 
The cat hurries ahead of the coach, ordering the country folk along the road to tell the king that the land belongs to the "Marquis of Carabas", saying that if they do not he will cut them into mincemeat. The cat then happens upon a castle inhabited by an ogre who is capable of transforming himself into a number of creatures. 
The ogre displays his ability by changing into a lion, frightening the cat, who then tricks the ogre into changing into a mouse. Once that change is complete, the cat pounces upon the mouse and devours it. The king arrives at the castle which formerly belonged to the ogre, and, impressed with the bogus Marquis and his estate, gives the lad the princess in marriage. Thereafter, the cat enjoys life as a great lord who runs after mice only for his own amusement. 
The tale is followed immediately by two morals: "one stresses the importance of possessing industrie and savoir faire while the other extols the virtues of dress, countenance, and youth to win the heart of a princess." 

The are many Puss In Boots adaptation, I can only name a few. Below is the most famous one, or at least well known enough that you knew, haha.. 

* Toei Animation Mascot 'Nagagutsu Wo Haita Neko' (Puss in Boots).

* Puss in Boots (Shrek's movie character in Shrek 2, Shrek The Third, Shrek Forever After, Shrek The Halls and Scared Shrekless 2010).

* The Master Cat by David Garnett is a novel first published in 1974 which gives a more detailed account of the established story from Puss getting the boots to his eating the ogre. The second part of the book tells of Puss getting caught up in palace plots and intrigues of which he ultimately becomes the victim, by his own ungrateful master no less. 

Puss in Shrek Movies ; 
Despite his small size, Puss is a capable fighter even when outnumbered against much larger opponents. He is skilled with a sword and often practically dances around his enemies who can't keep up with him. 
One of his defenses is using his cute nature by staring up at his foes with an innocent, wide-eyed expression, which softens his foes' hearts. In Shrek 2, he does this twice; while in the woods; trying to persuade Shrek to let him travel with him and Donkey, and in the castle of Far Far Away, while fighting the castle guards. 
He tried this technique twice in Shrek the Third, both times unsuccessful. The first time, he stands outside the window of Shrek's room but Shrek simply closed the curtains on him. Later, he tried this in Donkey's body, but the effect was spoiled by Donkey's crooked teeth which disgusted his enemies who promptly tried to kill him, to which Artie saved his life. 
In Shrek Forever After he does this to Donkey, while he is trying to clean himself. Due to the fact that he is an obese cat now, he couldn't reach the spot he was trying to clean and saw that Donkey was doing what he usually did. He asks Donkey if he could "borrow his tongue" and at first, Donkey says no, but once he does his technique, 
Donkey agrees, but isn't able to because it is interrupted. Puss is also seen as having a rougish charm and womanizing attributes towards female cats; he immediately begins to flirt with other cats after claiming one is the 'love of his life', even saying to one "I don't know you, but I'd like to."

Puss in Boots the Movie which going to be release somewhere in november 2011. The story takes place before Puss met Shrek, when he was a swashbuckling hero who protected the innocent. A bunch of old pub thugs tell him that two murderous outlaws called Jack & Jill have discovered an ancient power that can destroy the world. Puss then sets off on a journey with his old friend Humpty Dumpty who also introduces him to Kitty Softpaws, a sly black cat who takes an interest in Puss's journey. With his new sidekicks Puss sets on his most adventurous and dangerous adventure ever.

Poster Copyright belongs to Paramount Picture
Finally, after being Shrek sidekick for three movies, Puss finally get his very own movie, Congratulation Puss, you're rocks!!! and CUTE. Check the trailer here..can't wait to watch it.

Another cute trailer of Puss In Boots the movie.."Puss In Boots : The Story of An Ogre Killer"

Puss In Boots (Shrek Movies) Famous Quotes;

Shrek 2

*Who dares enter my room?
*[after Donkey catches the "Happilly Ever After" potion in his mouth"] Finally a good use for your mouth.
*I hate Mondays.
*Whatever happens, I must not cry. You cannot make me cry! (cries).
*Eh, tu pedazo de carne con patas! Como te areves a hacerme esto?! ( Spanish for "Oi, you slab of meat with legs! How dare you do this to me?!") 

Shrek The Third

*[talking to a female cat] it's out of my hands, senorita. The winds of fate have blown on my destiny. But I will never forget you. You are the love of my life.
*I don't know you but I'd like to.

Shrek Forever After

*Feed me, if you dare.

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