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Puss in Boots

A Laugh-o-Gram Cartoon

Release Date : November 3, 1922

Running Time : 9:39

Synopsis

In a split from the original story, the titled cat helps the young boy win the heart of the Princess by enlisting him in a bullfight.

Credits

Director
Walt Disney
Animation
Walt Disney
Rudolph Ising
Hugh Harman
Carmen "Max" Maxwell
Lorey Tague
Otto Walliman

Source

Based on the story "Puss in Boots, or, The Master Cat"

Inside Jokes

Probably the earliest Disney inside joke; when the boy and the cat are standing outside of a movie theater, one of the posters features "Cinderella," a Laugh-o-Gram then still in production.

Video

United States
Before Walt
Animation Volume 1
Cartoon Classics #2
Animation : The Beginnings

DVD

Before Walt
Disney's Laugh-O-Grams
The Legendary Laugh-O-Gram Fairy Tales

Blu-Ray

Beauty and the Beast : 3 Disc Blue Ray + DVD Combo Pack

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by The Laugh-O-Gram Company

Comments

From Ryan : This is a very well-animated
From Mad Professor : Certainly a winner among early Disney cartoons! Loads of wit and funny stuff. The sign advertising "$5 Boots now $4.99, the film-within-a film "Throwing the Bull" with "Rudolf Vaselino," etc. The characters, including the unnamed boy, his cat friend, and especially the King, are quite hilarious! While most early cartoons are interesting only for historical purposes, this is a truly entertaining look into what was to come.
From Rich : This is a must see for all die-hard Disney fans, including me because I ain't even seen it in 15 years. All this time I thought it was a Felix the Cat cartoon, and then I came to this web page. Whew! Another thing about this cartoon that makes it more interesting is that Disney did animation on it, which was a rare job he assumed towards the end of the 20's.
From Jerry Edwards : Of the Laugh-O-Grams I've seen, this is my favorite. The animation is outstanding for 1922 and the numerous extra touches to the short are fun. In addition to comments already mentioned, I enjoyed the odd sculptures in the garden when the king chases the boy; the fact that the cat and the dog are also "in love"; and that the speedometer of the car shows them going up to 125 miles per hour.
From J. D. Weil : For 1922, this is a good shorts. But this is early Disney and the animation style is, not unexpectantly, derivative. The movement reminds of the work of Frank Moser, one of the '20's top animators, and it's a pretty good model to base their work on.
From Steven : This was an excellent Laugh-o-Gram short with some pretty good gags. The Rudolph Vaselino joke was pretty funny. I wish I could identify the animators in this short. give this one an eight out of ten.

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