Photo: Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in 'Puss in Boots"
Watch the trailer for the upcoming DreamWorks animated 3D feature “Puss in Boots,” voiced by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.
Remember the slick-yet-suave feline with the captivating huge eyes that first made an appearance in the 2004 Shrek 2?
Well, he got his own spinoff film!
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was joined by Driector Chris Miller, Hayek and Banderas at Cannes Film Festival this Wednesday, where the group offered a 15 minute sneak peek into “Puss in Boots.”
“I feel very proud, actually. I never pretended when I first went to Hollywood to be a guy from Oklahoma,” said Banderas, when asked how he felt about representing Latino-Americans in Hollywood.
Hayek, who plays Puss’s rival/love interest Kitty Softpaws remarked that in the past, Latinos in Hollywood were relegated to token roles, but that is no longer the case.
“What’s interesting and great about it is it’s not contrived, it’s not like, ‘Oh, there’s a good Spanish market. Let’s now target them because we have not yet done the Mexican princess.” She added the film “got a life of its own, and that’s what created this, organically.”
“Fortunately, the Spanish community in the United States has grown,” said Banderas. “It’s been an explosion, not just in Hollywood, but other parts of society too. We have different positions of authority in society, we have senators, we are on the supreme court.”
“Puss in Boots” is the tale of the cat’s efforts to steal some magic beans from bandido outlaws Jack and Jill ( played by Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris). Kitty Softpaws, wants the beans for herself, while Puss’ two-faced old acquaintance Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) shows up to join the heist.
The film opens next November.