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->''"Live for danger. Fight for justice. Pray for mercy."''

''Puss In Boots'' is a Creator/DreamWorksAnimation film, serving as a prequel to the ''{{Shrek}}'' series and telling the {{backstory}} of Puss in Boots. Creator/GuillermoDelToro is executive producer.

The film shows Puss (voiced again by AntonioBanderas) is reunited with an old friend - Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) who betrayed him once, and who convinces him to steal the [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk magic beans]] from Jack and Jill (who are dangerous outlaws here) so they can climb to the castle in the clouds and steal the goose that lays the golden eggs. Along for the ride is Kitty Softpaws (SalmaHayek) a ClassyCatBurglar, who becomes Puss's LoveInterest ''and'' [[TheRival Rival.]] As a spin-off, it plays more with the conventions of swashbuckling adventures (appropriate, given that Puss himself is a {{Zorro}} {{Expy}}), though not in the parodic manner of the ''Shrek'' series, and was rather well-received upon release.

The film was released on October 28, 2011. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcxL43SircA Here's the teaser]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znuq-daWfLE here's the first theatrical trailer.]]

Here is the [[Characters/{{Shrek}} character sheet.]]

The BluRay and DVD release featured the short film ''The Three Diablos'', which is set almost immediately after the events of the film.

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!!This work contains the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: Kitty Softpaws.
* {{Adorkable}}: Young Humpty Dumpty, from the freckles to the Oliver Twist getup.
* AlienBlood: Watch carefully in the flashback when Puss and Humpty become BloodBrothers. Humpty has yolk instead of blood, naturally.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite the 'verse being a FantasyKitchenSink, ''Jack and the Beanstalk'' is considered a myth.
** [[SubvertedTrope Only because Puss has had no way to verify it]].
* ArcWords: [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre "You are better than this."]]
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler: The mother goose.]]
* BadassAdorable: Puss, as usual, and also Kitty Softpaws. Particularly Puss as a kitten, look at his little belly!
* BadGuyBar: Puss visits one at the beginning of the film.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: ''"You are not as good as they say you are, Miss Softpaws - you're better."''
* BarBrawl: More like [[DanceBattler Bar Dance Brawl]], and it later plays into a swordfight.
* BattleCouple: Puss and Kitty; [[OutlawCouple Jack and Jill.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't even get one drop of milk on Puss' boots. During the dance fight, this is the moment when the dance fight becomes a SwordFight.
* BewareTheCuteOnes: This goes for both Puss and Kitty.
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Humpty was the BigBad the entire time. Although later in the movie, he redeemed himself and was on Puss' side again.]]
* BilingualBonus: Many, as the movie is set in an AU! Spain. Yet this one takes the prize:
--> '''Puss (Referring to Humpty Dumpty):''' Maldito huevo...
** Literally, "Damned egg". Made even better by the fact that huevo is also used as an euphemism for testicle.
** You also get a relatively rare occasion in which the phrase "Holy frijoles!" - often used in a stereotypical fashion in film and TV depictions of Mexicans, or used by non-Mexicans as a generic exclamation in the same context as "Aye Cayrumba!" - is actually uttered by a noted Hispanic actor in a non-stereotypical context.
* BittersweetEnding: Kinda. Puss [[spoiler:saved San Ricardo and earned his mama's forgiveness]], but he's still an outlaw.
* BloodBrothers: Puss and Humpty, BloodOath included.
* BookEnds: The movie opens and ends with a narration by Puss.
** Puss and Humpty flee San Ricardo with a horse carriage full of gold in both the flashback ''and'' the climax.
** The movie begins and ends with Puss and Kitty dancing together in almost the same moves.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario
* CarnivoreConfusion:
--> '''Puss:''' I should make you into an egg salad sandwich!\\
'''Humpty:''' Yech! That is disgusting!
* CatsAreMean: Played somewhat unconventionally in that most of the feline characters in the flick are only smarmy or jerks to those that really deserve it.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Kitty Softpaws easily qualifies; Puss himself might to a lesser extent.
* CatsHateWater: Zigzagged - Puss is shown taking a leap into a river during the flashback, but a prison guard can keep him in line with just a spray bottle.
** This is actually similar to the way cats behave in real life - most will enter water without a fuss if they need or want to, but they hate having it thrown on them against their will.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: Humpty.
* ChekhovsGun: Both Humpty's original glider (the one built in childhood) and the flying carriage end up being used during the climax.
* ChekhovsSkill: Puss and Kitty's dancing pops up on several occasions.
* TheChessmaster[=/=]BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Humpty's scheme.]]
* ClassyCatBurglar: SalmaHayek's character, literally.
** [[ImpossibleThief She's able to steal Puss's hat AND boots without Puss realizing it!]]
* ClearMyName:
* CombatPragmatist: When Softpaws makes him lose his sword in their fight, Puss has no problem hitting her with a guitar. Softpaws doesn't let him live that one down.
* CoolMask: Kitty has a black luchador-style one.
* CoolSword: Puss has an ornate rapier, but Kitty does one better with a size-retractable dagger.
* CreatorCameo: The Comandante is voiced by Creator/GuillermoDelToro, the film's producer.
* CubCuesProtectiveParent:[[spoiler: The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs turns out to be the gosling of a gargantuan goose, who is not too keen about having her offspring stolen.]]
* CuteGiant:[[spoiler: The Golden Goose's mother.]]
* DanceBattler: Both Puss and Kitty during their first duel.
* DanceOfRomance: Subverted in Puss and Kitty's first "dance" [[spoiler:due to Puss being unaware his opponent is female]]; played straighter in their dance [[spoiler:after retrieving the Golden Goose]], which is much more intimate.
* DancePartyEnding: It's a ''Shrek'' tradition, this time set to LadyGaga's "Americano."
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unlike [[{{Shrek}} the series it was spun off from]], which was a comedy with a bit of drama mixed in, this movie is more of an action/comedy.
* DashingHispanic: Both Puss and Kitty are mask-wearing stylish swashbucklers that give a heavy Zorro vibe.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kitty Softpaws
-->'''Puss:''' Do not worry. I will protect you.
-->'''Kitty:''' What are you gonna do? Hit it in the head with a guitar?
* DefectingForLove: Kitty starts out as Puss' rival [[spoiler: and is in on Humpty's plot against him]], but ultimately ends up as his LoveInterest.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Humpty topples off a bridge and supposedly dies, but the epilogue shows that he recovers.]]
* DreamworksFace: From Humpty rather than the actual lead.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Jack and Jill are by all means ruthless bandits, but are HappilyMarried and treat their hogs like children.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Kitty, the drinkers at the bar and the white cat from the start]] were secretly part of the BigBad's scheme. [[spoiler: Also, the BigBad was Humpty Dumpty.]]
* {{Expy}}: Puss is obviously a parody of {{Zorro}}, especially since he's voiced by AntonioBanderas, who played the character.
** And he has now played the parody [[WeirdAlEffect in twice as many films as the actual character]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Humpty gets a bit too into his dream of finding the golden eggs, and what once began as an innocent dream turns into an unhealthy obsession when he grows older. Enough for the Reveal in the movie to be that Humpty orchestrated the whole plot, thereby turning Puss into the outlaw once again. However, later in the movie after Puss is angry at him for betraying him, he becomes Puss' friend again and even tries to help him out at the end.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:"I won't make you choose."]]
* FemmeFatale: Kitty. [[spoiler: Also, the white cat Puss is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar implied to have slept with]] at the very beginning, who turns out to have been on Humpty's payroll.]]
* {{Flashback}}: A lengthy one is given by Puss to explain to Kitty (and the audience) the extent of his relationship with Humpty Dumpty.
* ForegoneConclusion: Anybody who has been on the Shrek 4D ride at Universal Studios would have seen [[spoiler: Humpty Dumpty's apparent death]] coming, as [[spoiler: Donkey accidentally knocks over his grave marker in the cemetary scene.]]
** Except this film series also had [[CanonDiscontinuity two Pied Pipers and two Rumpelstiltzkins...]]
** [[spoiler: [[DidNotGetTheGirl Kitty Softpaws is nowhere to be seen or even mentioned in the main ''Shrek'' series.]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Humpty Dumpty, upon finding the Golden Goose's "nest", remarks that he feels like he belongs there, and later remarks that he didn't feel like he belonged in San Ricardo much less anywhere. He turns out to be a golden egg given life.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:when Jack and Jill say that "it's their cue" after finding Humpty's telescope, things feel like Humpty was the one responsible for the whole thing]].
* FurryReminder: Similar to the previous movies, while Puss is more or less a swashbuckling hero, he can't overcome his feline instincts.
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler: EVERY event up to the climax at San Ricardo was Humpty's gambit for revenge.]]
* GenreShift: The regular ''{{Shrek}}'' series was an AffectionateParody of fairy tales, a trait that's prevalent even through its most serious moments. Puss' story in the 'verse keeps the irreverent sense of fairy tale humor (in a lesser amount) but has a much more action-orientated tone similar to ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The opening scene has Puss grabbing his stuff and getting ready to leave this sleeping kitty in the morning. Apparently he only did that to steal her owner's ring, which adds fresh implications.
** Puss has quite the reputation with the ladies. Apparently, he's called "Mr. Friskie Two-Times".
** This line from Humpty:
-->'''Humpty Dumpty:''' Do you know what they do to eggs in San Ricardo Prison? I'll tell you this much.... [[PrisonRape it ain't over easy]].
** [[spoiler: Getting even more past the radar, if it ain't over easy? Guess what it is - '''sunny side up'''. Yikes.]]
** From one ad, Puss says "That's not what your mama said." [[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't know, the full version of this comeback is "That's not what your mom said when I was doing her."]]
** When an outlaw tries to show Puss his "golden goose eggs".
*** Actually, most anything involving [[IncrediblyLamePun eggs]].
** A cat walks into a bar and orders milk. Whereas the humans are drinking from actual beer bottles. [[FrothyMugsofWater Or are they?]]
** The prison guard seemed pretty put-out to find Puss carrying catnip. Knowing how cats react to the stuff...
*** He says it's for his glaucoma, for which medical marijuana is sometimes prescribed.
** Kitty Softpaws' costume includes a little kitty cat gimp mask.
** Really, with a film focusing on a character like Puss, most of the one-liners are pretty much this.
** Puss [[spoiler:in prison]] starts to clean himself--the way cats do--until he realizes he's being watched by an apparently [[DirtyOldMan perverted old man]]....
** When Humpty Dumpty first appears, Puss says "Maldito huevo," which translates as "Damn egg."
** One of the lowlifes in the bar tells the story of the legendary Golden Eggs, via his various tattoos. Then he reaches for his pants, asking if Puss would 'like to see the eggs'.
** There is a friendly nudge to the second film. When he's being inspected by guards, they find a bag of catnip in his boot, and he claims that it's not his again. Unlike when it was pulled in the earlier film, it's less subtle in this scene.
** The scene where Puss and Kitty dances [[spoiler: after finding the chicken who lays golden eggs]] is really...[[MatingDance intimate.]] They can barely keep their paws off each other. Good Lord!
* GoryDiscretionShot: Subverted. Jack and Jill slam Humpty against a wooden cart by their shadows on a wall, then a crack sound is heard and liquid starts spraying out of Humpty. Turns out it's just a champange bottle.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Puss and Kitty.
* HandCannon: Jack and Jill have a literal one -- the gun they use is a miniaturized, handheld cannon. complete with a fuse.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Humpty goes through it twice.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Both Kitty and Humpty go back on their plan to abandon Puss and San Ricardo.]]
* HeldGaze: A very short one, as part of the MatingDance scene between Puss and Kitty (see example below).
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Humpty sacrifices himself so Puss can save the Golden Goose, and thus San Ricardo from her mother's wrath.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Puss:''' I will ''not'' let you go, Humpty.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Humpty:''' ''(smiling)'' I know you won't. So I won't make you choose.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Puss and Humpty, though it gets muddied for... complicated reasons.
* HighOnCatnip: Puss claims his bag of catnip is for his glaucoma.
* HollywoodDensity: Averted; the golden eggs turn out to be so heavy even taking one would have been difficult. That said, the characters do occasionally handle them as if they were far lighter, but this is more artistic than plot-relevant.
** [[spoiler:Humpty seems to be no heavier than he looks, however, despite it being revealed at the end that he ''is'' a golden egg, and quite a bit larger than any of the other ones. Dude should have weighed a couple hundred pounds, but the cats have no problem helping him up or rolling him around]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Puss takes offense at Kitty doing the "litterbox" (a kicking-sand motion with her hind legs) at him, only to turn around and drag his butt on the floor as an equally offensive comeback.
* ImpossibleThief: Kitty. A RunningGag has her steal Puss' hat and boots without him noticing until she points it out. Puss later gets to do this to some guards by making their pants fall down without apparently moving a muscle.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Puss uses a guitar to knock Kitty out in their first duel, revealing her identity.
* InLoveWithTheMark: [[spoiler: Kitty slowly falls in love with Puss over the course of the adventure, despite being in on Humpty's revenge scheme. Thus, she busts him out of jail and helps him save the city in the end. Humpty, to his credit, is GenreSavvy enough to catch on and tries to cock-block, but doesn't do a very good job.]]
* InspectorJavert: The Comandante of San Ricardo.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Humpty's main character flaw, and ultimately the cause of Puss becoming an outlaw.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Let's see, he tricks Puss into stealing from a bank, yet tries to get him to be friends again. [[spoiler: He's the BigBad, yet pulls off a HeroicSacrifice.]] Jerk? Check. Heart? Check. [[spoiler:Gold? [[LiteralMetaphor Check.]]]]
* JumpScare: A minor one when Humpty says, "Hi, plant" to the little sprout in the desert.
* KirksRock: The trio pass in front of a creditable rendered version at one point.
* KissingDiscretionShot: Finally, after all the UST between the two, Kitty and Puss finally kiss. [[spoiler: Which is hidden behind Puss's hat which Kitty lifts off his head and holds over their faces. Likely done just the give the two some privacy, though they hadn't really been discreet about their attraction before.]] Could also count as a (covered up) TheBigDamnKiss, because of the dramatic lighting behind them.
* [[PuppyDogEyes Kitty Cat Eyes]]: Naturally. At one point, it borders on CompellingVoice, as Puss uses them to get a guard to do what he wants.
* LatinLover: Puss prides himself as quite TheCasanova.
* LikeASonToMe[=/=]ParentalSubstitute: Imelda and Puss' relationship.
* LogoJoke: The familiar Dreamworks opening animation is accompanied by lively Spanish music, including the sound of a whip-crack which coincides with the boy casting out his fishing line.
* MaskedLuchador: Kitty wears a mask like this.
* MatingDance: There is a quite passionate and fast paced one between Kitty and Puss [[spoiler: after they retrieve the golden chick from the castle]], they literally can barely keep their hands(/paws) off each other! Complete with with a AlmostKiss and even a HeldGaze moment.
** The "Dance Battle" can be interpreted as this, if one-sided.
* MeaningfulName: Kitty Softpaws can rob you blind [[spoiler:and literally has no claws.]]
* MeetCute: Despite the fact they were [[spoiler:(so it seemed)]] preparing to fight to the death (and the fact guitar clubbing was included), the first real time [[spoiler:Kitty and Puss meet, they seem to have easily over looked that fact, and Puss later expresses his regret over the guitar.]]
* MementoMacguffin: As it turns out, Puss's hat and boots.
* [[spoiler:MonsterIsAMommy: The guardian of the golden goose is actually her gigantic mother. Humpty knew this and stole the goose to bring her mother's wrath down upon San Ricardo.]]
* MoreDakka: {{Hand Cannon}}s? A carriage with broadside cannons? Jack and Jill came down that hill ''packin'''.
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Hilariously gender reversed with Jack and Jill, as Jack is the one who wants to have kids. He even ''uses this line'' at one point.
* MythologyGag: A couple to ''{{Shrek}} 2'':
** After Puss is arrested and searched, the guard finds catnip among Puss' possessions. This was part of the ''Series/{{Cops}}'' parody in Shrek 2.
** The final scene has [[spoiler:Puss and Kitty on the run, in [[MoodDissonance what should have been a romantic scene if not for the soldiers attacking them,]] mirroring a scene in Shrek and Fiona's "honeymoon".]]
** Puss again puts on his PuppyDogEyes, this time for a prison guard so he may escape. The score during this part is the same melody played during the first time Puss does it in ''Shrek 2''. It's even on his Wanted poster.
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe. Kitty keeps reminding Puss he hit her in the head with a guitar.
* NiceHat: Puss has a Musketeer-esque hat, complete with feather.
* NiceShoes: Who else?
* OffscreenTeleportation: Several times. In the bar scene at the beginning, and in a later scene with Jill.
* TheOldConvict: [[spoiler: "Jack" Andy Beanstalk]].
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Parodied with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLQXfmiBnHY this scene]] warning: spoilers ahead.
-->'''The [[spoiler:BigBad]]''': ''"You never knew it Puss, but I was always there [-there-] [--there--] [---there---]."''
* OneLastJob: Jack wants to retire and start a family after the job is done. Jill however wants to continue the profession.
** Also Puss. He wants to stop being an outlaw and go back to San Ricardo, but he can't, [[spoiler: unless this one last job lets him pay them back.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. The movie boasts both "Jack and Jill" Jack and "Jack and the Beanstalk" Jack. [[spoiler:But then subverted when the latter Jack reveals that his real name is [[PunnyName Andy Beanstalk]], and [[AccidentalMisnaming Jack was a nickname he got saddled with]].]]
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Both Puss and Kitty Softpaws own a pair of boots.
* OrphanageOfLove: Imelda.
* OutlawCouple: Jack and Jill.
* PaperThinDisguise: Humpty attempts to blend in with the golden eggs in a gold bodysuit. Unfortunately the actual eggs are ''barely a foot wide''. The goose buys into it at least once, though.
** [[spoiler: And not without good reason.]]
* PopStarComposer: Rodrigo y Gabriela did additional music for the film, teaming up with HansZimmer protege Henry Jackman.
* {{Prequel}}: To Shrek 2, the first appearance of the title character.
* PungeonMaster: Humpty Dumpty is usually surrounded by egg puns.
-->'''Humpty:''' Do you know what they do to eggs in prison? I'll tell you this much... [[PrisonRape it ain't over easy]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Jack and Jill's boars have glowing red eyes, as does [[spoiler:the mother goose]] in a brief shot.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Puss manages to appeal to the good still in Humpty, who ends up performing a HeroicSacrifice to save the golden goose (and by extension, San Ricardo).]]
* {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler: Humpty's entire plan was to lead Puss back to San Ricardo so he could be locked up (as revenge for "betraying" him), and to also lead the Golden Goose's mother there to destroy the whole town (as revenge for locking him up).]]
* RevengeMyopia:[[spoiler: Humpty's big grievance against Puss is the fact that Puss abandoned him to the authorities after the failed robbery of the bank. Humpty seems unwilling to recognize that he is just as guilty by tricking Puss into aiding him against his explicit wishes, and ruined his hard-earned reputation as the town hero in the process. He doesn't even view what he did as a betrayal, thinking that Puss was just supposed to go along with it because they're blood-brothers.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The Golden Goose. Kitty Softpaws and Puss also qualify.
* RoofHopping: Quite a bit, mostly from Puss and Kitty.
* RunningGag:
** Kitty stealing Puss' things without him noticing.
** [[ParentalBonus Jack pestering Jill about having kids.]]
** Pointing out that Puss In Boots turned a guitar into an improvised weapon.
** The cat that keeps covering its mouth whenever someone says a pun (or does something naughty) and goes "ooooooo...".
* RunningOnAllFours: Kitty, especially when jumping.
* SamusIsAGirl: Kitty, who for the first few minutes of her appearance wears a heavy black mask to hide her face. Given the generally realistic cat proportions the only real thing marking her as a different gender anyway is her voice (at least to the audience. Puss has no problem telling by her face, even though he seems incapable of identifying a female cat otherwise, apparently).
* SeniorSleepCycle: [[spoiler: Jack and the Beanstalk's Jack.]]
* ShoutOut: From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NipMY6hUlSo this ad]]: "[[Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld Stay Furry, my friends.]]"
** From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JsbSolUF5c this one]]: "[[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Look at your cat. Now back to me.]]"
** Puss has mastered [[Film/{{Zoolander}} the Magnum...]] [[TrailersAlwaysLie But only in the trailer.]]
** "The first rule of Bean Club is [[Film/FightClub you do NOT talk about Bean Club.]]"
** Puss facing off with a highly competent imitator who turns out to be female, which happens with Jack Sparrow in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: On Stranger Tides.'' This dips into ActorAllusion as both ladies are played by SalmaHayek and Creator/PenelopeCruz, known for being best friends in real life. For that matter, both scenes lead into a SorryILeftTheBGMOn moment.
** [[Disney/{{Bolt}} Kitty Softpaws is a black-and-white stray who was declawed.]]
** "There is only one word for you... [[MonstersVsAliens me-WOW."]]
** The garden in the giant's castle looks like [[IceAge the Jungle of Misery, and the Great Terror's roar in that scene even sounds like Rudy the Baryonyx.]]
** Obvious Jurassic Park allusions with the mother goose (scenes similar to having the T-Rex baby in the car to lead the mother out of town).
** The split-screen shots are a reference to Creator/SergioLeone films. Much of the film's score is also inspired by Leone's films.
** Puss hitting Kitty with a guitar could be a shout-out to [[QuickDrawMcGraw El Kabong]].
** The RunningGag cat that goes 'Oooh' thinks it's in a ''Film/CarryOn'' film.
** The Mother Goose's attack on San Ricardo is very similar to the 1997 TriStar Godzilla, right down to the final assault on the bridge(and her attacking Humpty's plane from below, just how 'Zilla chomped a helicopter in the movie).
** "His boots are made of soft Corinthian Leather" is a reference to Ricardo Montalban (one of the most prominent Hispanic actors in early Hollywood) and his famously suave endorsements for Chrysler. Montalban also co-starred with Banderas in one of the ''SpyKids'' films, and it's very likely "San Ricardo" is named in his honor.
** Jack and Jill's little ones are ten little piggies.
** Humpty at one point tightens his golden suit so that only his eyes are showing, and starts mumbling in an incomprehensible way. [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny, anyone]]?
** "You made the cat angry. [[TheIncredibleHulk You do]] ''[[TheIncredibleHulk not]]'' [[TheIncredibleHulk want to make the cat angry!]]"
* SignatureStyle: Despite Creator/GuillermoDelToro merely producing, a couple of his trademarks like SteamPunk (Jack and Jill's cannon carriage, Humpty's transforming carriage) and fantastically improbable creatures ([[spoiler:the mother goose]]) appear in this movie. Not to mention that it's the first work since PansLabyrinth that's set in a remotely Hispanic setting.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler:Imelda says this to Puss after he saves San Ricardo from the golden goose's mother.]]
* {{Spexico}}: San Ricardo and it's surroundings are the definitive Spexico. Considering that Puss originated in the Shrek movies, which seem to take place in Arthurian Europe, one would presume Puss is Spanish. San Ricardo and its surroundings, however... ain't exactly medieval Spain.
** Then again, weren't a lot of classic Westerns filmed in Spain (standing in as Western US/Mexico)?
** While Puss was pursuing Kitty, he went through a house and a woman began yelling "EL CHUPACABRAS!" El chupacabras legend is only from Latin America, not Spain.
* SpaghettiWestern: The script, the visual style and even the music all owe a debt to the work of Creator/SergioLeone and his imitators.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Jack and Jill turn on Humpty at the end. Of course, Humpty had pulled a HeelFaceTurn by then, so it may be a subversion.]]
* {{Steampunk}}: [[spoiler:Jack and Jill's wagon-cannons, Humpty's glider-wagon.]]
* SwallowTheKey: Jack swallows the key that locks the box where the magic beans are kept.
* TakenForGranite: According to Humpty, anyone who looks at the monster in the castle will turn to stone. [[spoiler:This is a lie and is only meant to keep Puss and Kitty from finding out that the monster is the Goose's mother]].
* TalkingAnimal: Puss and Kitty.
* ToothyBird: [[spoiler: The mother goose.]] Actually reminiscent of real-life [[spoiler: geese]], which have serrated beaks.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: A scene from the commercials where Puss uses his PuppyDogEyes to repel a thrown dagger is nowhere to be found in the film proper.
** Puss's OverlyLongGag with sipping the leche. ...he still does it in the actual movie, but it's no longer a long gag, and he doesn't say, "I'm still thirsty" after finishing.
** The running gag with the cat that goes "Ooh...!" has him taking his hand out of his mouth after Puss scolds him, which doesn't happen in the actual movie.
* TrueCompanions: Puss and Humpty, when they were kids, and considered each other "brothers". Not so much in the present, though Humpty tries to get it back [[spoiler: or at least pretends to, in order to take revenge. However, Puss manages to appeal to the good still in him, and they seem to be friends again right before Humpty's death.]]
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Puss, Humpty, and Kitty form this dynamic.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Humpty Dumpty.]]
* {{UST}}: Very much so between Puss and Kitty through most of the movie.
* VisualPun: [[spoiler:First off, Humpty admitting that he's been a 'rotten egg'. Then after his HeroicSacrifice, his exterior is obliterated to reveal a golden egg, making him a literal JerkWithAHeartOfGold.]]
** Let's not forget the tip of the hat to the best known fairy tale mascot of all time - [[spoiler:a literal MotherGoose.]]
** Puss ''literally'' takes the bull by the horn when he takes the initiative towards being a hero.
* VocalDissonance: In the flashback, Puss is revealed to have had the same voice he had as an adult... as a kitten.
** As did Humpty.
* TheVoiceless: Subverted in the flashback, where a young Puss almost never speaks until near the end of the flashback.
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction: With Humpty, when he Puss and Kitty first get into the giant's castle. Humpty, being rolled inside, with his gold disguise fills the screen.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Puss and Humpty.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Little Boy Blue is never heard from again. In a DeletedScene, he appears briefly as an adult.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The adorable Puss is praised as a hero and loved like a son by the orphanage matron while his childhood friend Humpty, who is pretty much just a big face, is regularly mocked, gets into much trouble, [[spoiler:and is the true antagonist of the film.]]
* WhereItAllBegan: The story eventually leads back to Puss' hometown of San Ricardo. Of course, this turns out to be intentional, [[spoiler: as part of Humpty's revenge plot]].
* WhosLaughingNow: Invoked word for word (barring the accent) when the castle in the clouds is proven to be real.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The ArcWords for this movie.

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!!The Short Film The Three Diablos Includes:
* AnimalGenderBender: Gonzalo is a male tortoiseshell cat.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Fooood..." "Waterrrr...." "Toiler paper..." Puss then gives himself a hasty wash across the touch zone.
* CatsAreMean: Initially played with, then subverted.
* CatStereotype: Gonzalo is a tortoiseshell cat whom Puss named for his scrappy temper.
* CuteKitten: The titular kittens
* TheDitz: Sir Timoteo Montenegro III (a.k.a. Timmy).
* EpicFlail: The Whisperer's weapon.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Initially played straight for the kittens, then subverted. See HeelFaceTurn.
* HeelFaceTurn: Puss helps the kittens away from being the Whisperer's minions, having learned from his experiences in his movie.
* [[spoiler: DisneyDeath: Averted because unlike in the main film, or the first Shrek film, the villain dies for real and isn't shown still alive at the end of the film.]]
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath]]
* FurryReminder: As usual
* KillerRabbit: The kittens
* TheSpeechless: The titular kittens again.
* TastyGold: On giving the kittens each a gold coin, two of them (Gonzalo and Perla) bite it to check its authenticity. The third (Timoteo) sees what they're doing and eats his own.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Gonzalo (male), Timoteo (male), and Perla (female)

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