Puss in Boots declawed for release in Arab nation

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Puss In Boots

Dreamworks Animation’s “Shrek” spinoff movie “Puss in Boots” has been given a name change for release in the United Arab Emirates.

But the Mideast country’s National Media Council says that renaming the film Cat in Boots had nothing to do with censorship.

A council source says that it wasn’t involved in the decision at all.

“I can say 100 percent, even 1,000 percent that we have had nothing to do with this film. We have not received any complaints about the name and we have not contacted anyone asking them to change it,” the source said.

The Hollywood studio made the decision to change “Puss” to “Cat,” and the National Media Council was not involved in discussions, the source added.

Earlier reports suggested that UAE censors had demanded that “Puss” be scratched.

Cat in Boots — as it was renamed — opened late last month in UAE movie houses.

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