Among the nominees for the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards were Puss In Boots producers Joe M. Aguilar and Latifa Ouaou.
Aguilar and Ouaou were nominated for the Producer of the Year Award in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category.
Prior to Puss, Aguilar served as producer on the animated television short Merry Madagascar, which was released in the U.S. November 17, 2009.
They will be up against the producers of The Adventures of Tintin, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Rango</em>.
Puss In Boots is the story of sword-wielding cat Puss in Boots before he met the ogre Shrek and his friend Donkey in the Shrek films.
In the animated film, Puss is voiced by the swarthy Antonio Banderas. The film’s love interest Kitty Softpaws is voiced by Salma Hayek.
It opened in the U.S. on October 28, 2011 and made more than $34 million in its opening weekend alone. By mid-December, Puss In Boots had brought it nearly $143 million in the U.S. alone.
To see the full list of PGA nominees, click here.