DreamWorks Animation’s (DWA) popular movie The Adventures of Puss in Boots is all set to come on Netflix as a new original TV series.
Come 16 January, 2015 and Netflix viewers in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France can view the first five 22 minute episodes instantly.
In the TV series, Puss is in San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants – not to mention its wondrous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders … he must become a legend.
Its voice cast is led by Eric Bauza (The Book of Life, Turbo FAST) as Puss in Boots, along with Jayma Mays (Glee, Getting On), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Doc McStuffins) and Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody & Sherman).
Throughout the series’ first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will include Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Chef, Ice Age), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Maria Bamford (The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Robbie Rist (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Brady Bunch) and Jim Cummings (Shrek,Winnie the Pooh).
“Action, comedy, adventure and heart combine with a dazzling visual style to make The Adventures of Puss in Boots both unique and timeless,” said DWA head of TV Margie Cohn. “Puss is a hero for the ages. With a cold glass of leche in one hand and his sword in the other, there’s nothing that could get in the way of this swashbuckling hero … except hairballs.”
Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland added, “Each episode is an exciting fantasy-adventure, which makes watching The Adventures of Puss in Boots an event the whole family will enjoy.”
Apart from the first five episodes, new ones will debut all through the year. The Adventures of Puss in Boots is one of the several original series that DWA is creating for the OTT platform. Others include Turbo FAST and All Hail King Julien and soon will grow to encompass a brand-new season of DreamWorks Dragons and the adventure-laden DinoTrux.