Netflix launched its first “branching” narrative title with Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale from DreamWorks Animation Television. Imagine the best of both world: Choose Your Own Adventure books meets internet television. You, the viewer, get to decide where to take the story. I am very excited to see how they ‘break the fourth wall’ and bring us into this world.
With Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, the boundaries of traditional storytelling are being pushed with the opportunity to create non-linear adventures for the beloved Puss and his friends in San Lorenzo. This standalone episode presents various choice points to viewers, granting children complete creative control over some of their favorite DreamWorks characters.
When Puss is sucked into a magical book of fairy-tales, he must get to “the end” of all the stories in order to escape. Enter, the dastardly and mysterious Storyteller who tries his best to make Puss’s journey difficult. So, using Puss’s friends as fairy-tale characters and offering him (and viewers) a series of choices that dictate the direction of the story, you/the viewer must eventually choose between two main story-lines – Sinbad the pirate and the Evil Queen – that lead Puss through different adventures and ultimately two distinct endings to his story.
This adventure includes categories such as: Children & Family Movies, Movies for ages 3 to 10, Family Adventures, Family Comedies, and Animal Tales.