Yes, reviews for Shrek Forever After were a tad lackluster. And sure, most movie spin-offs tend to be a bit, well, disappointing. (See: The Scorpion King, Evan Almighty.) But can I help it if I’m actually excited for Puss In Boots, the Shrek spin-off starring Antonio Banderas’ charmingly cute feline?

I have my reasons. The facts are these (aw, R.I.P. Pushing Daisies), based on DreamWorks’ recently launched website featuring details:

1) Any cat who accessorizes will never not be cute.

2) The film — which comes out November 2011 — co-stars (or is co-voiced by) Salma Hayek as the “street-savvy” Kitty (pictured above), and Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Dumpty, both of whom try to help Puss “steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.” And I would see an elementary school production of Cats, as long as it starred Galifianakis. (Actually, how awesome would that be?)

3) I’d rather have a Puss spin-off than a movie about the Nasonex Bee.

4) And…okay, I have nothing else. Just look at this face, and tell me you wouldn’t watch 90 minutes of (SQUEE!) animated cuteness.

How are you feeling about the Puss In Boots spin-off, PopWatchers? Are you actually petting your screen like I am? And, because it’s Monday, here’s a video of a kitten wearing a tiny hat…eating a tiny ice cream cone. (Take that, Speedo!)