- Acceptable Targets: Jack and Jill, depicted as gun-toting, pig-rearing rednecks, as the designated villains in a Hispanic scenario.
- Anti-Climax Boss: When they reach the giant's castle, Humpty reveals that the giant living there is already dead.
- Awesome Music:
- Ensemble Dark Horse: The "oooh" cat has its own fanbase. Doubles as Memetic Mutation.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Two in the original tale - "It's good to be a Magnificent Bastard" and "If you want to get laid you need to be young and pretty".
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- In Shrek Forever After, Rumplestiltskin had an odd choice of animal for a pet that wasn't central to the plot at the time. It was a giant goose.
- Years before Humpty Dumpty appeared in this movie, he was a playable character in Shrek SuperSlam and Shrek Smash 'N Crash Racing.
- Merely weeks after this film's release in theaters, another movie with characters named Jack and Jill came out...
- Jerkass Woobie: Humpty is clearly in the wrong, but you can't deny just how much crap he went through.
- Magnificent Bastard: The titular character is a suave and shrewd pet cat of a miller. When the miller's youngest son inherits the cat, the cat promises his new master riches if he gave the cat a pair of boots. The cat then makes occasional visits to the local king, paying him tribute in his master's name with animals the cat had hunted. Having his master masquerade as a noble, the cat proceeds to make sure that his lie holds up. He gets rid of his master's old clothes, lying to the king that they had been stolen while he was bathing. He then clears the countryside of its peasants, claiming it has his master's land. Finally, he comes across a castle owned by a shape-shifting ogre. Stoking the ogre's ego, the cat tricks the ogre into transforming into a mouse, where the cat takes the opportunity to eat the defenceless ogre. Claiming the castle as his master's, the cat succeeds in impressing the king. The king gives the master his daughter's hand in marriage, while elevating the cat as a lord. The cat, now having grown bored, then spends his time chasing mice for his amusement.
- Memetic Mutation: "Ooooohhhh...."
- More Popular Spin-Off: Widely considered to be superior to both of the previous two Shrek films.
- Popular with Furries: Puss and Kitty are popular with cat fans.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The movie's been much better-received than the two Shrek sequels that came before it, and received reviews almost as good as the well-loved first two Shrek movies.
- Tear Jerker: Kitty's backstory: The couple that took her in certainly meant well (at first, at least), but eventually declawed her.
- Uncanny Valley:
- Those dancing pigs.
- Humpty dips into this too, for some viewers - whether it's because of the very detailed face on a large, undetailed body, or because his face is very childlike yet even in the scenes of his childhood he is voiced by someone who is obviously a grown man.
YMMV / Puss in Boots