USA Today has our first look at the character Kitty Softpaws, voiced by Salma Hayek, in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated comedy Puss in Boots. Click to enlarge. The article also includes some quotes from Antonio Banderas about the new characters:
Banderas says the origin story will explore how the cat came to be hired as an assassin to kill Shrek before having a change of heart. “At the beginning, it is more of an homage to Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns and takes place in present day. Then the film flashes back to an orphanage, where Puss in Boots starts a relationship with an … egg,” Banderas says, laughing. And not just an egg, but a bad egg: Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). But the most anticipated new character is cat burglar Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek). “She steals my boots,” Banderas says, “and my heart.”
Puss in Boots is scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2011.