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The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.

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Cast

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Bolt (voice)
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Penny (voice)
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Mittens (voice)
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Rhino (voice)
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Dr. Calico (voice)
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The Director (voice)
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The Agent (voice)
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Veteran Cat (voice)
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Blake (voice)
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Tom (voice)
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Billy (voice)
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Mindy (voice)
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Young Penny (voice) (as Chloë Moretz)
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Thug (voice)
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Dr. Forrester (voice)
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Storyline

Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He's trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not real. Written by jcsmarchesi

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Rated PG for some mild action and peril | See all certifications »

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21 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Dog  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,223,128 (USA) (21 November 2008)

Gross:

$114,053,579 (USA) (20 February 2009)
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Trivia

In order to properly animate Rhino, the crew adopted a real hamster which they called Doink and filmed it from beneath while it was walking on a sheet of Plexiglas. Thus they were able to see how Rhino would walk in his plastic ball. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the first chase sequence, Penny clicks a picture of her with Bolt, and in the next scene, she is carrying Bolt in her arms. Her scooter, camera and her backpack are missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Penny: [points to puppy Bolt, decisively] That one.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a hamster running in a hamster wheel comes up with the words. When he stops running, the words stop moving. Another hamster enters in from the left to take his place. After a high-five, they switch. The first hamster walks off, the second starts running, and the credits resume rolling. See more »

Connections

References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog-Face Boy
Written by Michael Burston, Phil Campbell (as Philip Campbell), Mikkey Dee (as Micael Delaogou), and Lemmy (as Ian Kilmister)
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and courtesy of SPV America
By Arrangement with Singerman Entertainment
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Disney finally puts out a winner!
15 November 2008 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Over the past few years Disney track record in new movies has been questionable. With the exception of Meet the Robinsons (which I quite liked), Disney has done nothing but pump out rehashed ideas in the form of inane sequels to classics loved by my generation or weak under developed characters. Well not this time. I managed to see an advanced screening of this tonight with my daughter and it had both of us highly entertained. Bolt the "super" dog was full of funny and emotional characters the likes of which Disney has not produced in a while. And for once the comic relief characters, of which there are many, did their jobs and pulled even the slowest of moments out of the trash and send you rolling in the aisles. Rhino the hamster was my personal favorite. After seeing this movie all my daughter could say was how awesome it was and ask if we could see it again. I had to remind her that it actually does not come out until next week. Well to sum it up I would recommend to children young and old and while I have not seen it yet in 3D I plan too because it was easy to see that 3D is going to make the movie even more exciting.


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