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Netflix Sets ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ Series Premiere

Grab your swords and don your boots – swashbuckling cat Puss in Boots is setting out on a new adventure in the new Netflix original series “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.”

Beginning Jan. 16 the first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.

New episodes will debut throughout the year.

“The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ finds the feline in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell the protects its inhabitants, and its wonderous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, the must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders – he must become a legend.

“Action, comedy, adventure and heart combine with a dazzling visual style to make ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ both unique and timeless,” said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation. “Puss is a hero for the ages.  With a cold glass of leche in one hand and his sword in the other, there’s nothing that could get in the way of this swashbuckling hero … except hairballs.”

Added Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, “Each episode is an exciting fantasy-adventure, which makes watching ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ an event the whole family will enjoy.”

“The Adventures of Puss in Boots” is the latest in DreamWorks Animation’s lineup for Netflix. The studio is also behind “Turbo FAST,” “All Hail King Julien” and upcoming “DreamWorks Dragons” and “Dino Trux.”

Voice cast for the series includes Eric Bauza (“The Book of Life”), Jayma Mays (“Glee”), Laraine Newman (“Doc McStuffins”) and Joshua Rush (“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”). Guest stars set include John Leguizamo (“Ice Age”), Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Maria Bamford (“The Legend of Korra”), John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings”), Robbie Rist (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and Jim Cummings (“Winnie the Pooh”).

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