The surprisingly successful Puss in Boots sequel prepares to join Peacock’s film catalogue after making it big in the cinemas and on PVOD.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish premieres on the streamer on Friday, March 10, joining other movies in the Shrek franchise and a series of Puss in Boots shorts.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a Big Phat Success
The Oscar-nominated Shrek spinoff launched in U.S. theaters on December 21 2022 and was an enormous hit. It has thus far garnered almost $450 million globally on a $90 million budget. It became 2nd highest-grossing animated film of last year, treading behind Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru, which grossed $940 million.
Adding onto the animated film’s accolades is its nomination for several Awards, including the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish also ranks highly on the score list, accumulating a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, 7.9/10 on IMDb and 95% on Google Users. Here are the critics’ overall consensus: “Arriving more than a decade after the previous installment, the smart, sweet and funny Puss in Boots: The Last Wish proves some franchise only get better with age.”
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Premise
Picking up from its pacesetter, Puss in Boots (2011), the sequel focuses on the protagonist feline, voiced by Antonio Banderas, as he goes on another grand adventure to claim a mythical Wishing Star that’ll restore his relinquished eight lives.
Accompanying Puss on his journey through the Black Forest is his nemesis and former partner Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and the chatty cheery pup Perrito (Harvey Guillén).
Joining the trio are Florence Pugh as Goldilocks, Wagner Moura as the bad Wolf, Ray Winstone as Papa Bear, Olivia Colman as Mama Bear and Samson Kayo as Baby Bear.