To celebrate the long-awaited UK release of Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, which arrives this week, we sat down with the cat himself and the director of the film to find out more about this new animated treat.

For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet. We loved the film – you can read our review here.

Star Antonio Banderas tells us about returning to the role after many years, wanting Shrek and his animated family back for another film one day, the Oscar nomination bestowed on the film in recent weeks, the new animation techniques used to make the film feel new and fresh and about his other big 2023 film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Next, director Joel Crawford also talks about Oscar nominations, the rise of new, bold animations and telling stories for adults and children, why the time was right to being Puss in Boots back to the big-screen, the darker elements of the film as well as the comedic and what he thinks of a potential Donkey spin-off with Eddie Murphy keen to return to the character.

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish opens in UK cinemas on February 3rd.