A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Fairy tales can be interpreted in different ways.
Positive Role Models
Puss is proud, smart, determined, and sometimes arrogant.
Violence & Scariness
Mild fantasy violence but no one is injured. Sword fighting, a scary dragon. Violence is a means to an end.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild flirtation, a few kisses.
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Products & Purchases
References to other Puss in Boots videos, the Shrek franchise, and other Dreamworks moments.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A scene has Puss drinking milk at a bar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale is an interactive animated series that allows viewers to choose what happens to the main character from a limited set of options. It's full of humor that kids will enjoy but still offers adults some clever quips that will go over kids' heads. There's some bathroom humor (farting, vomiting), mild fantasy violence (sword fights, explosive magic spells), a scary dragon, references to monsters, and a few dark shadows. Mild flirtations are mainly fairy tale kisses that lead to unexpected results. The special is part of the Shrek universe, so fans of that world will enjoy this unique viewing experience.
Is It Any Good?
This engaging special offers viewers a chance to participate in Puss's adventures by allowing them to choose options that make each scenario equally entertaining. Although the choices are limited, each narrative is just long enough and lively enough to keep you engaged. Puss's reactions to reader choices also adds to the amusement.
Young viewers will enjoy the goofy quality of the stories, which are full of funny moments and some occasional bathroom humor. But as with this special's predecessor Shrek, the writing cleverly incorporates quips that will make adults chuckle while flying over kids' heads. Overall, Puss in Book will easily captivate kids, and the interactive nature of the show only makes it more compelling.
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