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Shrek's feline friend is named No1 movie animal by film fans

PUSS In Boots, the Ogre's swashbuckling feline friend in Shrek 2, has been voted the Best Movie Animal of the year by readers of a film magazine.

The cat, voiced by Spanish heart-throb Antonio Banderas, beat two dogs, a walrus and camel to the title.

Other animals in the shortlist, for the Total Film poll, include the fat dog from Belleville Rendez-vous, a French cartoon about cycle racing.

The others were Botok, the baby camel in The Story Of The Weeping Camel, the vomiting walrus from the Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates, and Baxter, the pet dog in the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.

But diminutive sword-fighting assassin Puss In Boots knocked them all into a cocked hat with 94% of the vote.

Total Film editor Matt Mueller said: 'Puss In Boots is this wonderful character, which really made Shrek 2.

'He was fantastic in the film. Puss In Boots had the best lines.'

The awards, voted for by 10,000 readers, are published in the new edition of Total Film.