According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dreamworks’ animated film “Puss in Boots” is opening a week earlier than originally planned.

The spin-off of the “Shrek” series will now open on October 28. The studio is trying to right by their film; according to the article, they want to allow the film to gain some ground before the onslaught of Thanksgiving films takes over the box office. Smart strategy.

The movement to October 28 is very good for the film, seeing how there will be no animated or kids films opening that week; according to the article, the films opening that week include “The Rum Diaries,” “Anonymous,” “In Time” and “Johnny English Reborn.”

I’m sure some might say that even moving it up might not help those portions of the movie-going audience who are completely fed up with anything dealing with “Shrek,” but Puss is generally well liked by most people, seeing how he’s not as annoying as Donkey and he’s one of the better “new” characters from the series. I hated the last “Shrek” film, but felt that Puss was the brightest spot, as he generally is in the sequels.

“Puss in Boots” is a film about the “Shrek” character of the same name, voiced by Antonio Banderas. Also starring with Banderas are the voices of Selma Hayek, Zack Galifianakis, Amy Sedaris and Billy Bob Thornton. The film is directed by Chris Miller.

What do you think about the movie’s move to October? Sound off in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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