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First Look: Disney's Bolt

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December 27, 2007

First Look: Disney's Bolt

Almost everyone is familiar with Pixar's Wall-E by now, but Disney also has another CGI animated film in the works. It's titled Bolt and is one of Disney's major 3D releases for 2008, similar to Meet the Robinsons from earlier this year. The movie is about a German Shepherd named Bolt, voiced by John Travolta, who ends up on a cross-country adventure. I'll admit I absolutely love anything with dogs, so I'm quite intrigued. Check out the first look photo at Disney's Bolt below.

Bolt's sidekicks include Mittens and a hamster named Rhino, as seen below. Click the photo for full size.

Disney's Bolt

For super-dog Bolt (voice of John Travolta), every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigueβ€”at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yetβ€”a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions: a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens (voice of Susie Essman) and a TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino, Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero.

Bolt, directed by Chris Williams (story writer of Mulan and The Emperor's New Groove), is due in theaters next November 26th, 2008.

Disney's Bolt

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Reader Feedback - 33 Comments

1

I'll give this movie a chance but I liked it better when it was called American Dog.

Tyrone Aaron on Dec 27, 2007

2

No offense sir, but saying "I'll admit I absolutely love anything with dogs, so I'm quite intrigued" really does reduce your credibility...

ramez on Dec 27, 2007

3

I hope 2008 won't be over-saturated with clone-a-like CG animations. Anything with dogs, eh? Tim Allen's "The Shaggy Dog" must have been a treat, then πŸ˜›

avoidz on Dec 27, 2007

4

and what is not credible about liking dog movies?? if you DONT like movies about dogs, dont watch them. for my part, this looks like fun. I'll take dogs over people anyday. they are far more talented.

Cornholio_By_The_Sea on Dec 28, 2007

5

I think I'm going to love this movie. I am a devoted fan of the old 1968-70 tv series Here Come the Brides. The last name of the three main characters was "Bolt" . The eldest Bolt brother was filled with bravado much like this doggy hero. How fun it will be to find any and all similarities to those manly loggers of Seattle.

Sharon Crane on Feb 10, 2008

6

Looks to me like this is yet another take on Incredible Journey, only they swapped one of the dogs for a hampster, animated it, and added the feel-good, 'be yourself' spin to it.

S. D. on Feb 11, 2008

7

This looks like it could be good. Bolt sure does look cute.

Adrienne on Apr 24, 2008

8

I am a member of Women In Animation, and our annual meeting was held at the Disney Studios this year. They gave us a great presentation of all their feauture films and shorts up until the year 2012. For the look they were going for in this movie, they had to get 10 different patents! Even if you don't like the feel of the story, the graphics are incredible! Even though its 3D, I don't, the look is hard to describe. It looks as though every thing except the characters were digitally in Photoshop or something. The enviroments are incredible. From the eight minute clip they showed us, this looks like it will be an excellent film.

Angela Padua on Apr 25, 2008

9

I believe in eating dogs in hamburgers served with a side of greasy french fries!

Dog Killer on Jun 10, 2008

10

I Got To See Some Gameplay Of the Game Bolt And See Some Videos of Bolt and From What I Saw It Was Pretty Good but Still Need Some Touch-ups But I Learned that the Voice of Wenndy the Girl in Bolt Will Be Played by Miley Cirus

3D Game Designer class of 2010 on Jun 20, 2008

11

Bolt's Preview Will Be At The Wall-E Showing And Will Be Out This ThanksGiving

3D Game Designer class of 2010 on Jun 20, 2008

12

It's like a cross story between Jim Carey's The Truman Show and Ice Age (the companion story bit), but I think it's an enjoyable formula πŸ™‚

3D animation services on Jul 8, 2008

13

I just cant wait! This feels like the kind of movie that leaves you with that worm and dizzy feeling you remember from your childhood. I haven't been able to think of much else than this movie all week and i cant wait to write a review. Only time will tell whether the movie deserves it or not.

Carl Minez on Oct 7, 2008

14

Oh my gosh, I haven't even seen this movie yet but I want to so,so bad!! Bolt is so cute and fuzzy!! Email me at: boltlover@yahoo.com πŸ™‚ Thanx

Darcie on Nov 6, 2008

15

I just watch Pixar's films for the visuals, even if the story is crap it wont't effect my enjoyment of it too much.

Jojo on Nov 11, 2008

16

I love it. I think it'll make a seriously refreshing series!

Temekun on Nov 14, 2008

17

does anybody know the phone number of disney pixars animation studio coz ive got a great idea for them

daniel agent 006 on Dec 29, 2008

18

if any body knows the phone number of disney's pixar animation studio please share it with me b coz ive got a great idea 4 them by the way bolt is awesome! penny is hotter if she wore a skirt...... reply by my email sebay_danielv2@yahoo.com

daniel agent 006 on Dec 29, 2008

19

bolt is realy cute ... wish he was my dog... penny is hot anyway even without a skirt πŸ˜›

bolt fan on Feb 23, 2009

20

can you even get white german shepherds anyway??? I wANT ONE!!! there so cute ... penny is cute ... just like bolt :p πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

bolt fan on Feb 23, 2009

21

can anyone here be my agentand get me a contract with DISNEYCHANNEL?? if you do,your profits are 20% not including allauance(will be given)

daniel agent 006 on Mar 8, 2009

22

cool i have a germen sheperd and i named it bolt and my dad is going to put a lightning bolt on it. lol. p.s im not kidding.

kayla and johnathan on Apr 11, 2009

23

hey yalll... im just here to share you walt disney animation studios secret.... im daniel rossam ... script writer of Bolt 2 "the Agent" well.. thats the secret actually.. walt disney is gonna produce a second BOLT !! any ideas on what shoud i include in Bolt2?? e mail me at sebay_danielv2@yahoo.com

WALT DANNY (WALT disney reborned) on Jun 1, 2009

24

hey Daniel, are you serious about this?

free online virtual worlds on Jun 1, 2009

25

for: free online virtual world yes im serious if... Walt Disney Animation Studios WILL EVER LISTEN TO ME!! i thought of giving up but... ive gone too far to let it go..... just because im in another country dosent mean i cant submit my ideas right?? well.. big dreams comes with big failure and sadness....

WALT DANNY (WALT disney reborned) on Jun 4, 2009

26

Hello! I just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bolt movie! I have been obsessed with it ever since the first time I watched it, and am now making my webkinz German Shepherd be Bolt's son, Bullet! I even had a Bolt-themed birthday! πŸ˜€ I just love dogs. Especially ones with super powers. Haha! Also, I love to write books, so I will have a ball thinking of things for a {possible} Bolt 2.

Hollie on Dec 6, 2009

27

i love bolt sooo much! i had a poster of him and mittens but....... my cat riped it to peaces. but dont worry im still your biggest fan! i have a toy bolt a toy mittens and a toy rhino. i got bolt 4 my 7th birthday i got rhino last xmas and 4 or 5 days in december i got mittens. i got bolt thirst then rhino and then mittens. i have a staffy dog named buster. i somtimes pertend that hes bolt. i have a cat named tj. its ment to stand for Tiger Jones. and i pertend hes mittens even tho hes a boy. and i have a grey girbill named sophie i pertend shes rhino even tho shes a girl and not greedy but she is quite tubby. from bolts biggest fan.

lauren on Feb 14, 2010

28

Hi Lauren! You sound like you must love Bolt as much as I do! πŸ˜€ I don't have any toys of Bolt, Mittens, or Rhino, but I like to pretend that I am the owner of a superdog too. My friend and I imagine that we have Bolt's puppies (we made them up). I have Bullet, and my friend has Comet. It is a LOT of fun! I don't have any pets in real life. I wish I had a dog. I've already thought of training one to do the "superbark"! Haha! Then we could go on Pet Star, and "blow the audience away"! πŸ˜€ Oh well. Maybe someday.

Hollie on Feb 15, 2010

29

It's hard to beat pixar at the animation features. This turned out to be an ok movie. I'd say the Toy Story series are some of the best animations ever made.

Virtual Worlds For Kids on Jul 19, 2010

30

This movie ended up to be alright, the animation was pretty good too.

virtual worlds for kids on Aug 4, 2010

31

Looks like a good movie!

Virtual Worlds for Kids on Aug 25, 2010

32

Yes. Is. A good movie

Henrymareri on Feb 5, 2011

33

bolt is my hero Iam bolt the superdog gogogogog boltbolt

Ana Henkka Ruiz on Dec 11, 2011

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