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The Adventures of Puss in Boots

The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Theme music composer Shawn Patterson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Doug Langdale
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Original channel Netflix
Original release January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16) – present (present)
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The Adventures of Puss in Boots is an American computer-animated television series. It stars the character Puss in Boots from the DreamWorks Animation Shrek franchise.[1] The series debuted on January 16, 2015, on Netflix, when the first five 22-minute episodes were released. A total of 26 episodes have been ordered, and they are expected to be released throughout the course of 2015 in blocks of five episodes.[2][3] To date, these blocks have been released in May and September 2015.[4][5]


  • Plot 1
  • Characters 2
    • Main 2.1
    • Recurring 2.2
    • Guest 2.3
  • Episodes 3
  • Production 4
  • Critical reception 5
    • Awards and nominations 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The series will see Puss in Boots fight off an endless legion of invaders to protect the previously hidden city of San Lorenzo, after his actions unintentionally broke the spell that protected its legendary mystic treasure from the outside world.



  • Puss in Boots (voiced by Eric Bauza) – The titular character.[2]
  • Dulcinea (voiced by Jayma Mays) – A female cat who is Puss's love interest.[2] Mays describes her as sweet and naive,[6] very innocent and sheltered.[3][7]
  • Artephius (voiced by Paul Rugg)[8][9] – An elderly alchemist who acts as a mad scientist.[7]
  • Toby (voiced by Joshua Rush)[2] – The leader of the orphans. He is a pig who idolizes Puss.[7]
  • Señora Zapata (voiced by Carla Jimenez)[8][9] – The administrator of the town's orphanage. She is suspicious of Puss's activities.[7]
  • Mayor Temoroso (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) – A big guy who likes to keep a low profile by hiding inside barrels.[7]
  • Pajuna (voiced by Laraine Newman)[9] – Pajuna is a Highland cow who is the owner of the local cantina.[7]
  • Vina (voiced by Grey Griffin)[8] – An older orphan who makes up facts and sometimes steps into Puss's personal space.[7]
  • Kid Pickles (voiced by Candi Milo)[8] – A "Runyon-esque" 11-year-old who likes pickles.[7]
  • Esme (voiced by Ariebella Makana)[8] – A 5-year-old girl who is described as adorable.[7]
  • Cleevil (voiced by Candi Milo)[8] – A street-smart goblin in her early teens.[7]


  • El Moco (voiced by Danny Trejo)[1][9] – A bandit king who is often foiled in the episodes.[7]
  • Sphinx (voiced by Grey DeLisle) – A hairless, winged cat who acts a little like a valley girl and a hipster. She protects the Hourglass of Eurythion.[7]
  • The Duchess (voiced by Maria Bamford)[1] – One of the recurring villains in the series. She steals the souls of magicians and sorcerers to use their powers- denying observations that she has no magic of her own- and was involved with Artephius; she also had a previous fight with Puss, in which the latter had cut off her foot.[7]
  • Jack Sprat (voiced by John Leguizamo)[1][9] – One of Puss's oldest friends who often gets Puss in trouble with his schemes.[7]
  • Goodsword (voiced by John Rhys-Davies) – An enchanted sword who falls from the sky stuck into a stone, then chooses Dulcinea to be the town's hero.[1][7]


  • Raul (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui), a thief who Puss calls Pablo.[8][9]
  • Brandt (voiced by Greg Cipes), a member of pig ninjas in the third episode.[10]
  • El Guante Blanco (voiced by Jim Cummings), Puss's mentor and friend.[1][11]
  • Callista (voiced by Grey DeLisle), Sphinx's sister who guards the Fountain of Youth.[11]
  • Dom (voiced by Mikey Kelley), a member of pig ninjas in the third episode.[10]
  • Chad (voiced by Adam McArthur), a member of pig ninjas in the third episode.[10]
  • Lamarr (voiced by Robbie Rist), a member of pig ninjas in the third episode.[1]


No.  Title  Directed by  Written by  Release date 
1 "Hidden" Luther McLaurin & Lane Lueras Doug Langdale January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
Puss is in a town when he encounters Dulcinea who is being harassed by thieves. After rescuing her, he helps her buy some silk, but gets concerned that she might be attacked on her way home, so he follows her to the desert and through a hidden portal to the legendary town of San Lorenzo. There he meets the town's residents who have been living in secrecy for many years. Dulcinea shows Puss their town's treasure room, but when Puss steals a coin from the vault, he inadvertently breaks the spell that has cloaked the town, and must defend it from the oncoming thugs. Afterwards, he agrees to stay around to protect the town.
2 "Sphinx" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
Puss accidentally gives the orphans a magic substance that will ultimately make them explode. The only cure is guarded by a Sphinx who challenges Puss with riddles – and contrary to his own belief, Puss is not good at riddles.
3 "Brothers" Lane Lueras Greg White January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
Puss is Toby's new best friend, and it's driving Puss crazy. When Toby is kidnapped by his ninja brothers, Puss realizes how much he misses the big oaf. Unfortunately, the brothers use Toby to steal a powerful gauntlet from the treasure house, which they plan to use for "mad evil, bro."
4 "Duchess" David Mucci Fassett Jesse Porter January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
The Duchess seeks Artephius' soul for her spell collection and it's up to Puss to protect him. It turns out that The Duchess and Artephius have a complicated relationship.
5 "Adventure" Luther McLaurin Ben Acker & Ben Blacker January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
Puss misses the old days adventuring with his buddy Jack Sprat. Fearful he will leave San Lorenzo, Dulcinea concocts a super special adventure surprise with the orphans. But Jack Sprat shows up with the promise of a damsel in distress....who turns out to be a super scary monster.
6 "Fountains" Douglas Lovelace Doug Langdale May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
When Puss's old master, White Glove, comes to town Puss is shocked to hear that he is retiring. So in order to prevent this Puss, Artephius, and Dulcinea go in search of the fountain of youth which is guarded by a firebreathing Sphinx.
7 "Bravery" David Mucci Fassett Greg White May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
The mayor, Temoroso, constantly wakes Puss with his paranoid fears. In an attempt to make the mayor braver Puss and Dulcinea hire bandits to pretend that the mayor defeats them. Feeling brave the mayor becomes a wandering hero while Puss is made mayor. Only the mayor angers the bandits and they attack the town leading to a bizarre fight with a barrel.
8 "Golem" Luther McLaurin Jesse Porter May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
Long ago, Puss angered an evil wizard, who then created a golem to hunt Puss down. When the golem finally tracks Puss to San Lorenzo, Puss must discover a way to get the golem to stop chasing him and obey new orders. Things get out of hand, however, when the orphans start giving the golem their own commands.
9 "Boots" Roy Burdine Tad Stones May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
When Jack Sprat comes back to town, he tricks Puss into letting him into the treasure room so he can steal the 7 League boots which grant the wearer incredible speed. Only problem is the boots unleash a demon called the Devil Wind that Puss and Jack must defeat together.
10 "Sword" David Mucci Fassett Ben Acker & Ben Blacker May 8, 2015 (2015-05-08)
Dulcinea becomes enchanted with heroic powers when she pulls a magical sword from a stone, and Puss must help her learn how to control her strength.
11 "Mouse" Roy Burdine Candie Kelty Langdale September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
Bartholomew, an evil wizard Artephius turned into a mouse, comes to San Lorezo to seek his revenge and to become a human again by stealing the souls of the people.
12 "Goblin" Douglas Lovelace Jesse Porter September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
A tomboyish Goblin comes to the San Lorenzo orphanage and befriends nearly the all the orphans and Puss, but is soon revealed to be an ally of the Duchess.
13 "Star" Roy Burdine Julia Yorks September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
Dulcinea befriends a magical wishing star (voiced by Jack McBrayer) and begins using wishes to assist her friends, only to received unexpected results.
14 "Pigs" Mucci Fassett Greg White September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
When Brandt, one of Toby's ninja brothers, becomes convinced that the rest are under the spell of a wizard, he goes to Puss for assistance.
15 "Luck" Mucci Fassett Ben Acker & Ben Blacker September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)
A Goblin bewitches Puss with bad luck (subsequently turning him into a black cat) and befriends 3 LARP-esque black cats who try to convince him to turn to a life of crime.


The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service.[12]

Critical reception

The New York Times gave the first episode a positive review stating that the show "is nicely drawn, and San Lorenzo is populated with some appealingly odd young residents, human and otherwise." Moreover, they praised the humour stating that it was "relatively sophisticated (you could write a psychological treatise on Dulcinea, who has modeled her life on a somewhat vacuous book of epigrams), but not so sophisticated that children will be left behind."[13]

Awards and nominations

In 2015, the second episode of the series, "Sphinx", was nominated at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[14]


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