He’s known by many names. Diablo Gato, The Furry Lover, Chupa Cabra, Frisky Two Times and then The Gingerhead Man.
But unknown to most, this swashbuckling feline also has some secrets, other than that sneaky bottle of catnip.
1. Puss In Boots is over 300 years old.
The tale was written at the close of the 17th century by Frenchman Charles Perrault, and first published in 1697 under the French title Le Chat Botté. His story was based on an Italian folk tale The Delightful Nights by Gianfrancesco Straparola, published in 1534.
2. There are more than 1000 Puss In Boots books listed on Amazon.
Talk about fame.
3. He’s a heel guy.
The heels on his signature boots are two inches high. As Kitty Softpaws puts it, “That’s a lot of heel for a guy, don’t you think?”
4. Antonio Banderas who plays the voice of Puss in the movie Puss In Boots, shares a number of skills with his feline counterpart.
• He can wield a sword (a skill he learned while portraying Zorro in two films)
• He can hold his own on the dance floor (as demonstrated on Broadway and in movies)
• He is often portrayed as the archetypal Latin lover
5. Leche is his vodka.
Puss may be the coolest cat in the bar but only leche, or milk in Spanish, does it for him.
6. Puss is trilingual.
He speaks English, Spanish, and ahem, the language of love. Don’t believe us? Check out the video above!
7. Puss doesn’t walk.
He strolls, prowls, limps and struts. Watch and learn from the King of Swag:
Be ready for Puss In Boots
In case you haven’t heard, a new Puss In Boots attraction is coming to Universal Studios Singapore.
In addition, starting 6 Sep 2014, a new stage show The Dance for the Magic Beans will see Puss and Kitty showcase their slick flamenco moves, before concluding with a show stopping finale of hit songs from the movie soundtrack.
Don’t forget to stay back for hugs and pictures with our feline stars.
Need more reason to visit Universal Studios Singapore? Here’s one: