An epic new partnership
(LONDON, 16/01/2023) – Memrise, the language-learning app with more than 65 million users across 189 countries, today announced a partnership with the new DreamWorks Animation feature film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (in UK cinemas 3 February 2023), allowing users who want to learn Spanish engage in language lessons based on the words in the trailer(s) and film.
Native to the app’s pedagogically-sound ‘Learn, Immerse, Communicate’ (L.I.C) method, Memrise is providing users with two unique experiences. The first is a set of creative language lessons based around the new Puss in Boots: The Last Wish trailer(s), and the second is the chance to learn the words necessary to go see the film in theaters – like buying a movie ticket, buying popcorn or finding the bathroom in a foreign language.
Users can even practice the vocabulary they’ve learned with Memrise’s brand-new AI language chatbot called ‘MemBot,’ an on-demand language partner that offers zero judgment towards any mistakes you make, instead providing grammatical corrections and suggested responses if you get stuck – a stepping stone for learners to build up confidence to speak their target language in the real world.
“The best and fastest way to learn a foreign language is to Learn, Immerse and Communicate,” said Steve Toy, CEO of Memrise. “And the only way to do that is through Memrise. We’re thrilled to be partnering with DreamWorks Animation’s new film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, creating lessons around the famous movie character that will help users build confidence to effectively learn and communicate in an innovative and fun way.”
Memrise is built with a combination of cutting-edge technology and cognitive science that brings your mind to life. By extracting audio and vocabulary from the new Puss in Boots: The Last Wish film and teaching it to users through their ‘Learn-Immerse-Communicate’ method, users will naturally build the skills and confidence necessary for real-world interactions.
About DreamWorks Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
This February, everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.
For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.
Academy Award® nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Softpaws (Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek Pinault).
In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perrito (Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows). Together, our trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldi (Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney, Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, the big, bad Wolf (Wagner Moura, Narcos).
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish features an all-star comedic cast that includes Oscar® winner Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin) and Tony nominee Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour).
The long-awaited follow-up to the 2011 Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster, The Last Wish is directed by Joel Crawford and produced by Mark Swift, the creative team behind DreamWorks Animation’s smash, The Croods: A New Age. The film’s executive producer is Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri.
Memrise, available on iOS, Android and web, is a language learning app that is the opposite of textbook learning: it’s enjoyable and effective. Founded in 2010, Memrise has quickly grown to help over 65 million people in 189 countries learn languages to better themselves, connect with others and with the world around them. For more information, visit https://www.memrise.com/.