WATCH: Puss in Boots Star Pushes No-Pants Agenda
Whilst watching the Shrek franchise, you may have wondered: How does Puss, the swashbuckling cat voiced by Antonio Banderas, justify donning footwear but not clothes? A new video for his upcoming spin-off movie, Puss in Boots, has your answer. This movie star endorses a freer, more versatile lifestyle choice: No-pants pants!
He's got a multiple-point argument here: "You want pants that are comfortable. You want pants that make you look good. That's why you want... no pants at all!"
The acknowledgment of Puss's cartoon, kid-safe physiology (i.e. lack of, well, parts that require pants, if you catch my drift) earns the makers of Puss in Boots extra points in my book. And thank you, DreamWorks, for the copious slo-mo crotch-shots that prove the point. (Do I detect the wicked sense of humor of producer Guillermo del Toro at play here?)
Puss in Boots, directed by Chris Miller (Shrek the Third), follows Puss's adventures pre-Shrek as a deliverer of justice out to stop the nefarious Jack and Jill with the help of Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek). It will be released in 3-D on November 4.