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JHC will produce "Puss 'n Boots"

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by OverUnderAround, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    I spotted this today on Variety.com. It was dated May 2, 2004.

    "The Jim Henson Co. will produce "Puss 'n Boots," a $35 million live-action movie with a leading role for a CGI-animated cat. This centuries-old tale of a miller's son, a beautiful princess and a mischievous feline will be produced in the U.K. by Michael Gruskoff, Lisa Henson and Kristine Belson."
  2. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Well-Known Member

    What do you think gave them inspiration? Hmmmm? ;)
  3. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    Don't have a clue what inspired them. However It will be curious to
    see if it gets made. Shrek's 2's CGI version of Puss n' Boots was done great
    by Antonio Banderas. And it was well received by all.

    Now the Henson Company will have to top that CGI Puss n' Boots
    with their own version. A difficult task.
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    This project has been in the works for awhile...it was planned before Shrek 2 was finished if I'm not mistaken. I loved Antonio Banderas in Shrek 2 - I think he'll be hard to top.
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    oh yay. i'm so overjoyed by this project. i wonder who the brilliant genius at jhc was that thought up this 'un. probably the same ones who decided to sell off the muppets.

    (Yes it's all sarcasm.)
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, let's all go follow the crowd...again.

    Why can't they do something original...MFS (Follow the crowd)...KSY (Follow teh prequels)...oh boy, and fiddle sticks.

  7. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    I think DreamWorks is making a Puss n' Boots movie.
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Really? With Puss from Shrek, or a different Puss?
  9. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    Both these puss in boots movies sound good. They need more movies based on older stories, theres so many rubbish movies coming out lately.
  10. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    The actual Puss N' Boots from Shrek.
  11. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    I can't really see how they would do it though. There was not much character development of Puss n' Boots in Shrek 2, other than that he was an ogre slayer and a ladies' man...er...cat. Unless they make him more in depth, there's not much of a movie there.
  12. Well, if Puss-In-Boots is getting a movie. And since JHC is making a Puss-In-Boots MOVIE. Methinks that JHC is making this Puss from Shrek movie.
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Funniest line I've read tonight!!
  14. KGJC

    KGJC Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  15. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    That is pretty funny.
  16. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround Well-Known Member

    Shrek's CGI Puss wears a hat, boots and a sword.

    Should the Henson company actually make this CGI Puss, I'm sure he'll sport the same outfit.

    Outside of giving Puss a different fur color, they might look alike.

    Since Dreamworks has announced that there will be a Shrek 3 and Shrek 4,
    we might see more of Banderas's Version of Puss in the coming films.

    That might hurt the Henson version.
    I'm looking forward to reading if it ever really goes into production.
  17. Vermiknid

    Vermiknid New Member

    Something totally new

    Yes, it's an unfortunate coincidence that there are two Puss N Boots characters running amok -- but here's the skinny.

    The Henson Puss N Boots was in the works before Shrek 2 came out and while the Dreamworks Antonio Bandaras CGI animated Puss is great it's not like he's original either. The fairytale has been around for a few hundred years.

    The Henson Puss N Boots is a live-action "Princess Bride" style film with a fresh telling of the original fairy tale (which has not been done yet!). Should be lots of swashbuckling fun and humor. I think they'll make the cat a combination of muppet/CGI -- like they did with Babe.

    Personally, I think there's room for both -- it'll be several years for Dreamworks to give us another Shrek -- and the Puss N Boots character will always play second fiddle to the other characters.
  18. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Isn't Shrek 3 being fast tracked for a mid-2006 release?
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't get it. Is it an American thing?

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