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The myth that cats have nine lives is thought to have come from Ancient Egypt. The sun god Atum-Ra, who took the form of a cat when visiting the underworld, gave birth to eight other gods. Atum-Ra, plus the other eight gods, equals the nine lives linked to the myth.
Everyone’s favourite leche-loving el macho gato (that’s Puss in Boots in Spanish to you and me!) returns in the DreamWorks animated sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. The fearless feline discovers that his daring adventures have cost him - eight of his nine lives, in fact - and he and his furry friends must embark on an epic quest to get them back. Only the mythical Wishing Star that is hidden deep within the Black Forest will help Puss retrieve his lost lives.
Like the first film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish features swashbuckling fight scenes and our Spanish hero chased around by villainous characters. In this new instalment, however, Puss becomes prey for ‘Death’ himself; a large red-eyed wolf. The theme of death can be tricky and sometimes upsetting to think about but how do you think it is dealt with in this trailer? Are there any moments that you can pick out which might upset very young children?
When you watch the trailer, select any key themes and issues that you identify. Then, think about what age group these are most suitable for. Remember, our PG rating means suitable for kids aged 8 years and above. Good luck!