Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a 2022 American computer-animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. A sequel to the spin-off film Puss In Boots (2011) and the sixth installment in the Shrek His franchise, this film is directed by Joel Crawford and co-directed by Januel Mercado. Based on the character in Shrek 2 (2004) and inspired by the fairy tale of the same name, the film's script was written by Paul Fisher and Tommy Swerdlow, with Swerdlow and Tom Wheeler (the latter penning the 2011 film The story written by Puss in Boots: Voice over). Last Wish includes Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek Pinault reprising their lead roles and Kitty Softpaw, Harvey Gillen, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winston, Samson Kayo and John will participate.Mullaney, Wagner Moura, Davien Joy Randolph and Anthony Mendes to voice a new character introduced in the film.Set after Shrek Forever After (2010), the film sees Puss in Boots teaming up with Kitty and Perito (Gillen) to take back his eight lives, the first of nine, in his life wish.follow him on a journey to discovers his mysterious last wish for a star.In the mysterious Last Wishing Star.They must fulfill stranger to Goldilocks and his three family of bear thugs (Pew, Winston, Coleman, and Kayo), as we will as "Big" Jack Horner (Mulaney), who wants stars. The cat must also avoid a mysterious hooded wolf (Moura) who is plotting to kill him.
Planning for a Puss in Boots sequel began in November 2012, with executive producer Guillermo Toro sharing plans to take the main character on an adventure to "a very exotic place". , said several drafts of the script had also been completed. According to Banderas, production on the sequel began in April 2014. The film's title was announced in June 2014 as Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves. After going through development hell, the project was revived in November 2018, with Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri confirmed as executive producer. The film was announced in February 2019 by Bob Persichetti, story chief for the first film and one of the three directors for Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). announced to take command. He was later announced as the new director alongside Mercado in March 2021. Most of the new cast was announced in March 2022, alongside Pinault's return. The story was inspired by the western film Spaghetti, and was particularly influenced by The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Like DreamWorks' previous work The Bad Guys (2022), inspiration for the animation style in this film is taken from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with visuals resembling illustrations in fairy tales. had become Instead of capitalizing on the series' realistic visual style created by Shrek (2001), the team focused on a more painterly style, using new techniques to make the film resemble a fairy-tale world.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish premiered at the Lincoln Center in New York City on December 13, 2022 and, after being delayed due to restructuring at DreamWorks, will be released theatrically in the United States on December 21, 2022. The film was well received by critics, with praise for its animation, theme, voice acting, and humor. Many reviewers consider Shrek to be not only one of the best films in the franchise, but better than its predecessor. It was also a box office success, grossing $401 million worldwide against a production budget of $90 million, making it the second highest-grossing animated film of 2022. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and won numerous awards including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. , Critics Choice Award, British Academy Film Award.