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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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Dan Fogelman (screenplay by), Chris Williams (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Bolt (voice)
Miley Cyrus ... Penny (voice)
Susie Essman ... Mittens (voice)
Mark Walton ... Rhino (voice)
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Calico (voice)
James Lipton ... The Director (voice)
Greg Germann ... The Agent (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Veteran Cat (voice)
Nick Swardson ... Blake (voice)
J.P. Manoux ... Tom (voice)
Dan Fogelman ... Billy (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Mindy (voice)
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Young Penny (voice) (as Chloë Moretz)
Randy Savage ... Thug (voice)
Ronn Moss ... 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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Fully Awesome. Ridonculous. Let It Begin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Since the word "bolt" can be used as a vulgar word meaning a male organ in Russian, the film was released as "Volt" in Russia, with the hero called Volt. The film is also called "Volt" in Hungary, France and for the French-language release in Canada. Also, the name of the film is "Lightning" in Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia and Poland; and "Thunder" in Bulgaria. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) In the "Cliffhanger" scene, Penny rolls a penny to distract the guards. The close-up of the back of the penny is missing Abraham Lincoln sitting in his chair. This happens frequently in cartoons. Since there are laws against depicting currency too realistically in reference books etc., the animators are being overly cautious to avoid accusations of counterfeiting. See more »

Quotes

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

PRODUCTION BABIES: Kora, Harper, McKenna, Benjamin, Delaney, Emmett, Sarah, Anya, Sofia, Cleo, Alena, Braedyn, Clara, Elijah, Ellie, Ari, Aidan, Erin, Geoffrey, Avery, Shingo, Bridgette, Megan, Anik, Enzo, Melissa, Kate, Adelaide, Eden, Khiley, Sadie, Helena, Alena, Mackenzie, Riley, Leo, Melissa, Will, Aisling, Xander, Paris, Tristan, Siddharth, Sophia, Ria, Sadie, Megan, Lucas, Holly, Victoria, Keane, Eili, Joseph, Morgan, Teagan, Annie, Luke. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Latin American and European Spanish dubbing, the pigeons by Daniel Rabinovich, Marcos Mundstock, Jorge Maronna and Carlos Lopez Puccio, all members of the popular Argentinean comedy music group Les Luthiers. See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Barking at the Moon
Written and Performed by Jenny Lewis
Produced by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings with Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice
Recorded and Mixed by Jason Lader
Jenny Lewis appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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So delightfully entertaining!
13 January 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a dog that believes his friend is in grave danger. What he does not know is that he is the star of a reality TV show.

Who would have thought "Bolt" would be so thrilling and entertaining! The opening action sequence is rushed with adrenaline, it excites me even though it is an animation! The plot is intelligent, interesting and fun, the great thing is that it entertains without the need of any toilet or gross out humour. The super-bark and laser eye scenes are so hilarious, in a cute and mesmerising way. In addition, the transition of Bolt from being a super dog to realising he he has no powers is very well presented, that it makes me feel sad for Bolt. The animation is flawless, and all the characters in the animation are super cute. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of "Bolt", I think it makes perfect family entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Dog See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,223,128, 23 November 2008

Gross USA:

$114,053,579

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,979,994
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SDDS | Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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