DVD Review: The True Story of Puss’ N Boots

by Carrie with Children with 13 comments

Maggie is finally at the age where she enjoys watching movies, so I was excited to hear about The True Story of Puss’N Boots from Phase 4 Films.  The cute, orange cat on the box reminded me of our kitty Jack and with William Shatner as the voice of Puss, I thought I’d enjoy it too. …but I was wrong.

The True Story of Puss’N Boots focuses on a family friendly theme of accomplishing dreams no matter the obstacles and while I believe that’s an important theme, I found this movie to be a little scary for young children.  The characters are very dark and it was difficult to recognize William Shatner as Puss.

Also, for a children’s movie – I was a little shocked by the look of The Princess.  Too much cleavage and poor choice of clothing for a movie with a G rating.  Maybe I’m overreacting, but I just don’t find it appropriate for my girls.

I think this movie should be targeted for more of a tween audience, particularly for boys. I would also suggest that the rating be changed to PG, there was no foul language, but with the dark nature of the characters, it was frightening for Maggie.  I had high hopes for this movie, but sadly this will not be a movie that makes it into our movie rotation.

Interested in buying this movie?  The Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack retails for $24.99 and the DVD is available for $19.99.

For more information on this movie, visit The True Story of Puss’N Boots website or check out The True Story of Puss’N Boots Facebook page.

** In partnership with Team Mom/Child’s Play PR, I received a complimentary copy of this DVD for the purpose of this review.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others.  **

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  • Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Carrie! I was so glad that I decided to preview this before showing it to my girls so that I knew NOT to have them watch it. Who came up with this and thought that it is at all appropriate for a G audience?

    • Carrie with Children

      Xenia – I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in my thinking of this review. It was a little much for a G rated movie!

  • Emily faliLV

    Not a fan of that outfit either. 🙁

    • Carrie with Children

      Such a bad choice for a children’s movie! I couldn’t believe it!

  • Melissa

    So glad to see this review! I definitely don’t think Hayden would like this movie either. Thanks for the honest review!

    • Carrie with Children

      I definitely don’t think it’s a movie for little ones!

  • Yona

    My jaw literally dropped when I saw the princess’ ‘backside’ and I agree that it was a little too adult for kids although my 6-year-old nephew was unfazed by what I thought was inappropriate.

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh my goodness…yes! I couldn’t believe it when I saw that too!

  • Miranda

    I don’t think you can overreact when it comes to your children, just saying :). I’m so thankful for Xenia and your reviews!

    • Carrie with Children

      You are so right, Miranda! Thanks for reading!

  • Natalie

    I am so glad I read your review! We were planning on taking our 2 and 4 year olds and I think now I will pass! Thanks for your honest opinion! (I still want to see it just not with the kids 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Natalie. Just to clarify, this is not the same Puss N’ Boots that is in theaters and Shrek related. The review mentioned here is another version, available on DVD.

      • Natalie

        Oh you’re a doll for clarifying that – cause you read my mind! :o) Glad to know! Thanks and Happy Friday!