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
The names of the three pigeons in New York "Joey, Vinnie, Bobby" are names of John Travolta's previous characters ("Joey" from "She's So Lovely", "Bobby" from "Eyes of an Angel", and "Vinnie" from "Welcome Back, Kotter"). See more »
The director of the TV series explains that he doesn't do retakes to ensure Bolt still thinks everything is real. However, this is a completely unfeasible way to shoot anything, given that any number of things could go wrong and some things are simply very hard to pull off consistently, such as Penny's perfectly captured coin roll. See more »
In the French version, Bolt is called Volt and dubbed by Richard Anconina. The two actor cats and the various pigeons are voiced by comedic duo Omar Sy and Fred Testot. All French cinemas carrying the 3D version of the film showed it exclusively in its French dub. The film in its original English (with French subtitles) was only shown in 2D. A goof occurs when re-lettering the written name. The dog's tag and the billboards seen, read Volt during the first part of the movie, but read Bolt later on. See more »
Written by Würzel (as 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
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The Incredible Journey...of a Dog, a Cat and a Hamster
After numerous duds, Disney has finally brought some quality entertainment on screen. Perhaps John Lasseter had a lot to do with it. The animation is similar to that of Pixar, detailed, vivacious and colourful. The story moves at a steady pace and even though it isn't anything new, it has its own charm and the adventurous feel. I loved the characters Bolt, Mittens and Rhino. They form a very entertaining trio. Travolta, Essman and Walton are great together. The Penny character is clichéd and Miley Cyrus's bad voice acting doesn't help much but thankfully she's not the main lead. I am also additionally glad that none of her songs appeared in her soundtrack other than the one she terribly sang with Travolta. The pigeons were laugh-out-loud hilarious. I loved how they moved their heads in a darting motion. If one took notice, the three pigeons in the beginning move differently from the three that appear in the end. 'Bolt' is the Disney movie that one has been waiting for. It's probably been ages since they have had a winner (the last one being 'Lilo and Stitch'?) and it's good to see them back with something solid.
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