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The Movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish in Spanish class
Showing movies in the Spanish classroom can be a great way to engage your students and help them learn about the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. If you are a long-time reader, you know I love using Appropriate movies for Spanish class.
El Gato con botas: El último deseo/ Gato con botas: El último deseo are the Spanish translation of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. (I will use a mix of the 2 titles used regionally in this post). This 2022 film is a spinoff of the popular animated Shrek series, as well as a sequel to the 2011 film, Puss in Boots. While the film is originally in English, there is a ton of Spanish sprinkled in the film. Plus, you always have the option to watch the Spanish version of the film. *Please note, in this post, I am sharing resources for the 2022 film version, the sequel Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
Summary of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
The 2022 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is an animated adventure-comedy movie from Dreamworks Animation, that is a twist on the classic fairytale. It stars the voice of Antonio Banderas as Puss, the heroic cat who embarks on a quest to save his hometown from the treacherous kidnap plot of Jack and Jill. On this magical journey, he meets a mysterious witch who grants him three wishes. Puss fulfills his duties with help from his friends Humpty Dumpty, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek), and the Great Fearless Fury. Together they face off against Jack and Jill’s wicked schemes with laughter and plenty of surprises along the way. Packed with humor, action, great animation, music, and the use of Spanish, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish would work well for elementary-high school Spanish students.
Using Gato con botas: El último deseo in Your Spanish Class
This movie would be great for Spanish classes. It has a ton of Spanish in the context used all through the film, with Latinx actors. It would pair well with a past tense fairy tale unit, as many classic fairy tale characters appear in the film. (Goldilocks & the 3 Bears, Jack & Jill, the Big Bad Wolf, etc).
Unlike most films I suggest set in a specific Spanish speaking country this one is a little different. It is for sure set somewhere Spanish speaking, but not one precise location. Based on my research Puss in Boots is set in Spain, but the locations are mixed of Mexico and Wild West. (Texas and North Mexico such as the desert and Texan characters in the first movie). It is mentioned Puss in Boots lives in San Ricardo, which is probably based in Andalucia, Spain. So basically, he is from a fantasy Spanish-speaking place. 🙂
What ages is the film Puss in Boots for?
The 100 minute film is rated PG. I actually took my own 6 year old to the movie in the theater and he was obsessed with it. I loved the film as well but especially kept thinking of all of the Spanish used in the film and how it would work great in Spanish class. Just like the Shrek movies it is based on, there is a lot of hidden adult humor. This makes this film way more liked by middle and high school students than some other cheesy animated films. (It is similar to the comedy of Ferdinand).
Based on Common Sense Media, suggest the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish for ages 9+. There is animated violence and a little light swearing and rude words. The wolf is kind of scary, along with some fighting scenes. Even though I took my own 1st grader to the movie, as a teacher, I would show this film in 3rd-12th grade.
Where to watch El Gato con botas: El último deseo?
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is an animated film with a run time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The movie El Gato con botas: El último deseo is now out and available on DVD. *Pro Tip* Search for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish the DVD at your Public Library, place it on hold if needed, and rent it for free! The version at my public library (which I think is the standard) has audio for English, Spanish & French.
Where can I stream Puss in Boots: The Last Wish?
Starting March 10, 2023, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be streaming on Peacock. (I read that it will be on Peacock for 4 months, then Netflix for 10 months starting in July 2023). Other digital options include Apple TV, Amazon* (in English), Youtube (in English). *Pro tip* Make sure to check what languages are available before you rent or buy any format of a film. So far many digital only purchase options say English only.
What audio & subtitles to use for Puss in Boots in Spanish class?
First, it all depends on your goals and the level of students. For most versions, I have found of this film online so far the audio is in English (with a few Spanish words mixed in). *If you buy a DVD or rent it online and want Spanish audio &/or subtitles, check if they are included before paying. As always, do what works best for your classes and goals.
Typically I do the following regarding audio & subtitles
- Upper Level Spanish – Spanish audio & Spanish subtitles
- Novice Level Spanish – Spanish audio & English subtitles
- Exploratory Spanish/Culture Class – English audio (but point out Spanish that is used)
El Gato con botas: El último deseo movie guide worksheet
If you are in need of a break and looking for a ready-to-go movie guide worksheet for every level you teach, my El Gato con botas: El último deseo movie guide is for you. It includes 2 separate guides, one in Spanish & one in English. Each version has a character chart, 15 questions in English OR Spanish to use while watching, and post-viewing questions in Spanish. Plus there are 4 total versions of character matching in Spanish and English. These could be used for a post-film assessment.
UPDATE! I now have 2 ways for you to get my film guide Gato con botas: El último deseo Guide on my website or TPT Movie Guide for Gato con botas: El último deseo.
Youtube Videos for Gato con botas: El último deseo
Here are 3 movie trailers in Spanish, 2 songs in Spanish, and a just for fun video for El Gato Con Botas 2: El Último Deseo.
El Gato Con Botas 2: El Último Deseo (2022) Tráiler Oficial #2 Español Latino
El Gato Con Botas 2: El Último Deseo | Tráiler Oficial
EL GATO CON BOTAS 2: EL ÚLTIMO DESEO | Tráiler Oficial 3
La Vida es Una – Karol G – song in Spanish from the film
**This song is actually in my NEW 2023 YOUNG mania musical appropriate music bracket.
¿Quién es tu héroe favorito? – Letra en español
All of the Spanish used in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
An entertaining video. You could watch & see how many of the words your students understand.
Reading in English about Puss in Boots
Readings in Spanish about Puss in Boots for Spanish class
- Sinopsis in Spanish from the official website
- Other versions of El Gato con Botas can be found in the books below. Use to compare to the film.
- Gato con Botas Book
Other Movies & Shows for Spanish class
If you want something besides Puss in Boots, here are some other options.
- My top appropriate movies for Spanish class Blog post
- Teaching TV Shows in Spanish Class
- Maya y los tres – TV Program for your viewers (30 min episodes)
- Tierra Incógnita – TV Program (30-40 min episodes)
- Editable Movie Guide Bundle for Spanish Class in my website shop.
- My Movie Guide Bundle on TPT for Spanish class
- Encanto – (Colombia, family, food)
- Ferdinand – (Spain, Bullfighting) – Get Free character intro slides for Ferdinand below
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In conclusion, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is an entertaining film for Spanish class. Save time & use my film guide Gato con botas: El último deseo Guide on my website or TPT Movie Guide for Gato con botas: El último deseo. If you like animated films with action, adventure, and humor, with lots of Spanish check out El gato con botas: el último deseo.
Puss in Boots in Spanish class was initially posted by Allison Wienhold on Mis Clases Locas
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