This cartoon was given a limited release to the Saturday morning children's market in the United States.
Its success in Japan led to Puss 'n Boots becoming the mascot of Toei Animation.
Two sequels were released. "Nagagutsu Sanjyuushi" ("Three Musketeers in Boots") (1972) was directed by Tomoharu Katsumata and ran for 53 minutes. It introduced the characters Annie and Jimmy. The 58-minute "Nagagutsu Wo Haita Neko 80 Nichikan Sekai Isshuu" ("Puss in Boots: Around the World in 80 Days" or "Puss 'n Boots Travels around the World") was released in 1976. Directed by Hiroshi Shidara, it introduced Grumon the pig, Carter the hippo and Garigari the wolf.
"The Adventures of Puss in Boots," a 1992 TV series, came from the same studio, but was unrelated to the films. Directed by Susumu Ishizaki, it ran on TV Tokyo for 26 25-minute episodes. Characters included Hans and his cat Kusuto. Characters from many other stories and fairy tales, including "Don Quixote," "Dracula," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Little Match Girl,," "Snow White" and "The Three Musketeers," appeared in cameos. The series appeared in the United States as "Puss 'n' Boots." There was also a 75-minute feature, "The Journey of Puss 'n' Boots," which was probably a re-edit of three combined episodes.
In 1998, the original film was restored and shown during the regular Toei Anime Fair theater run with "Galaxy Express 1999."
Nagagutsu O Haita Neko Production Information
Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.
Alternate Title: "長靴をはいた猫."
English Titles: "Puss-in-Boots," "Puss 'n Boots," "Puss In Boots," "The Wonderful World Of Puss 'N Boots."
Foreign Language Titles: "Le Chat Botté (French)" and "El Gato Con Botas (Spanish)<\/span>."
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