What a pleasant surprise!
Loved the animation style. It's great to finally see the influence of Spiderverse taking off. Why would studios spend hundreds of millions in animation just to have hyper realistic designs? I believe that's boring and self defeating (that goes for a lot of videogames too). I mean, have fun! This cost half as the average Disney film and it's way more appealing to the eye.
The story is even more impressive. I definitely didn't expect Puss in Boots: The Last Wish of all films to tackle themes like anxiety, acceptance and mortality; in an elegant way that's digestible for younger audiences, but here we are. A nice antidote to Disney's late solipsism.
If they had done it, Puss would've ended up restoring his nine lives anyway.
... and to top it all off, an amazing cast that includes the best and funniest Jimmy Stewart impersonation ever. I couldn't stop laughing.
My favorite animated film of the year.