Why does Puss in Boots have a different girlfriend in The Adventures of Puss in Boots TV series compared to the Puss in Boots movie?

He's seeing Dulcinea in the TV series

smiling blue-eyed white cat, wearing a wihte and blue dress, holding a basket

And Kitty Softpaws in the movie.

Black and white cat wearing boots and a belt

Do we know what happened to her?

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    Really? You're asking why a swashbuckling cat has more than one girlfriend?? Because he's a cat... And a swashbuckler. :)
    – Paul
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 12:12
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    @Paul - Tomcats are not exactly renowned for their monogamous ways.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 14:57
  • @valorum. Precisely. I think there's even a term "catting around" in some places.
    – Paul
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 16:43
  • Because he goes tilting at windmills? Does he have a sidekick who rides a donkey? Seriously, the writers are shameless.
    – Spencer
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 12:42
  • Whats more scandalous is: why is Kitty Softpaws posing naked?!?!??!
    – Peter M
    Commented May 29, 2020 at 1:36

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The TV series is set before the 2011 movie in which he meets Kitty for the first time.

I wanted to set the show earlier in Puss's life, back when he was the only one who thought he was a legend. When he had more to prove, and maybe wasn't quite so awesome at everything yet. So the series is set before the Puss In Boots movie, which in turn is set before the Shrek movies.

The Puss In Boots movie has a lot of spaghetti western elements, and we leaned further in that direction. We didn't want to go full fairytale, because the Shrek franchise really has that arena pretty well sewn up. Also, the Shrek movies have already used practically every well-known fairytale character there is, and since our series is set before those movies we couldn't use any of those characters. So it felt like we needed to go somewhere else.

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As to what happened to Dulcinea, the fate of his relationship with her wasn't confirmed in the show (and was left open, presumably in expectation that Netflix would pay for a seventh season). All we know is that by the time he meets Shrek, he's single again. Presumably they broke up.

  • And he never even met Dick Whittington.
    – Spencer
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 13:00
  • @Spencer - I expect they're saving that for the sequel
    – Valorum
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 13:03

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