Puss in Boots may be the cat's meow in theaters, pulling in $9.6 million on Friday in box offices, however this movie adaptation ain't this cat's first rodeo.
Originally written in the seventeenth century by French author, Charles Perrault, the tale is about a cunning cat who uses trickery and deceitful behavior to get what he wants: power, money and marriage to a princess. Published in 1697, the original work was called Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté or The Master Cat.
The original story been recreated in many adaptations over the years, most notably in 1812 by, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's, the Grimm brothers, 86-volume fairy tale book Kinder- und Hausmärchen or Children's and Household Tales which included Puss in Boots.
The latest 3D-animated adaptation by DreamWorks, which grossed nearly $10 million on its opening day, is a spin-off of a character in Shrek. The 2011 Puss in Boots bears no similarities to the original story and instead is based from the Shrek films with Antonio Banderas as the voice of Puss.
Here are some of the original movies and adaptations of Puss in Boots.
1812: Puss in Boots in the Brothers Grimm's Kinder- und Hausmärchen
1969: Nagagutsu o haita neko (Puss in Boots) starring Susumu Ishikawa, Toshiko Fujita and Rumi Sakakibara
1985: Faerie Tale Theatre's Puss in Boots starring Shelley Duvall, Fuddle Bagley and Tony Cox
1988: Puss in Boots starring Christopher Walken, Jason Connery and Caemrla Marner
1999: Puss in Boots starring Judge Reinhold, Dan Haggerty, Michael York and Vivian Schilling
2011: Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis