For the original story
- Unintentional Period Piece: Nowadays the king would probably do a background check on the so-called Marquis of Carabas' nobility.
For the DreamWorks animated film:
- Actor Allusion:
- Celebrity Voice Actor: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, to name the main.
- Milestone Celebration: This film was released ten years after the release of the original Shrek film.
- Multiple Languages, Same Voice Actor: As in the previous films, Antonio Banderas voices Puss for both Spanish dubs (Spain and Mexico) but Salma Hayek (Kitty) and Guillermo del Toro (the Comandante) also voice their characters in their native languages.
- Playing Against Type: Zach Galifianakis as the Big Bad Manipulative Bastard!
- What Could Have Been: According to a deleted scene on the DVD, there was supposed to be a giant; he took the place of the mother goose.