Puss in Boots was originally a straight to video release but the most popular addition to the Shrek Franchise eventually gotten a theatrical release to tell it's tale of origin and the adventure it had prior to meeting Shrek, Donkey and the rest of the gang.
It makes one wonder if the reason for the "upgrade" was a strictly "milking the kitty for all it's worth" financial strategic tactic or there's really something special about this origin story that's worthy of a theatrical release.
Another aspects to ponder about. Could Puss in Boots stand on it's own without the help of Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona? There's only so much cutesy eyes that one can take. Can the new additions of Humpty Dumpty, Kitty Softpaws and Jack and Jill repeat the success that the Shrek ensemble had enjoyed?
Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.
This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.