Puss in Boots director Chris Miller has always been a part of the Shrek universe. Shrek the Third was his first directing gig. Prior to that he was a co-writer on Shrek 2. The first Shrek saw his talents as a story board artist. Then there is his voice work, giving life to supporting characters such as Mirror Mirror and Puppet Master.
So it was natural step for Miller to take the reins on Puss in Boots, the first spin off from the Shrek franchise which focuses on the origins of Puss and the biggest adventure which this feisty, sword duelling feline has faced.