Puss in Boots Artwork for our Film Soundtrack Podcast

Score Guide – Puss in Boots (2011)

It is time once again to talk about a composer we’ve barely mentioned on the show. Join Will & Wend in San Ricardo for their score guide to the 2011 Dreamworks animation Puss in Boots and it’s amazing film score by the talented English film composer Henry Jackman.

Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Chris Miller, this spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise features music which plays to the comedy, excitement, adventure, spirit and magic of this imaginative fairytale. Inspired by one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th Century, Manuel de Falla, Henry Jackman used folk instruments from Latin America and blended the incredible guitar talents of Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with an orchestral palette influenced by Debussy and Ravel to create the score.

It is our pleasure to guide you through this under-appreciated and rarely talked about underscore, so sit back, relax, tap your feet and enjoy our 12th Score Guide as we explore the highly rhythmic and melodic instrumentation on show here, discussing all our favourite themes and musical moments whilst providing you, our attentive and gracious listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to one of our favourite Henry Jackman scores.

Link to the relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable podcast Talk and Trivia with J&J!


Puss in Boots Sony Classical (2011)


00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob & Jordan Dodson

07:17 – 1. A Bad Kitty

09:11 – 2. One Leche

11:14 – 3. Jack and Jill

12:54 – Accordion Source Music

13:32 – 4. Holy Frijoles

15:31 – 5. Chasing Tail

17:17 – 6. Diablo Rojo (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)

19:59 – 7. Humpty Dumpty & Kitty Softpaws

21:09 – 8. The Orphanage

24:25 – 9. Honor and Justice

26:07 – 10. That Fateful Night

28:28 – 11. The Wagon Chase

29:33 – 12. Team Effort

30:18 – 13. Planting the Beans

32:23 – 14. The Magic Beanstalk

34:20 – 15. Castle in the Clouds

36:05 – 16. Golden Goose of Legend

39:26 – 17. Hanuman (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)

40:29 – 18. Confronting the Past

41:58 – 19. I Was Always There

43:18 – 20. Kitty-Cat Break-Out

44:52 – 21. The Great Terror

45:29 – 22. Farewell to San Ricardo

47:09 – 23. The Puss Suite

47:45 – 24. The Giant’s Castle

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