Must Watch: First Trailer for Disney's Bolt!

June 27, 2008
Source: Empire

Bolt Trailer

Hopefully you're in the mood for even more CGI this weekend, because Disney has unleashed the first trailer for their new movie Bolt. Instead of Enchanted, this Thanksgiving we get Bolt, a lovable adventure comedy about a stunt dog who doesn't know the difference between his job and the real world, so he believes he has amazing superpowers and must save a missing girl from an evil mastermind. Not only is Bolt one of the cutest dogs anyway, but he's joined by Mr. Mittens, a hilarious female cat, and a hamster (in a ball) named Rhino, a fearless warrior. In comparison to The Tale of Despereaux, this looks much, much better and I think that has to do with the magical touch of Disney! Without further ado, I hope you enjoy this charming trailer for Disney's Bolt.

Watch the first trailer for Bolt:

For super-dog Bolt (voice of John Travolta), every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue—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 yet—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 is directed by Chris Williams (story writer of Mulan and The Emperor's New Groove) and Byron Howard (supervising animator on Brother Bear and Chicken Little) with a story written by Chris Sanders (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch). Disney's Bolt arrives in theaters everywhere this Thanksgiving, on November 26th.

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  • I first saw this when I went to Wall-E and it looks fantastic!! I couldn't stop laughing at it and now I can't wait for it. This is shaping up to be a marvelous year for animated movies.
  • kit
    Wow...that was a great trailer. This looks like a lot of fun and it's not even from Pixar!
  • harrison
    looks fun
  • Micah
    It doesn't look half bad, HOWEVER, I can see why Pixar isn't attached to this project. I mean, you look at the plot and without being implausible or cheesy, where's it gonna go? who's gonna be the villian? how predictable is the scene where he discovers that he doesn't have powers gonna be? But like I said, it looks alright.
  • Darrin
    this looks awesome.i was laughing my ass off.
  • The CG looks good but the trailer was really boring in my opinion. The jokes were old and the voices didn't really fit the characters.
  • Kids are going to love this.
  • Tristan
    i liked the original look and ideas a helluva lot better. this one looks way too generic.
  • Keith
    Disney to a tee. Looks entertaining. I'll consider it.
  • I guess I must have clicked on it with very low expectation, because that was surprisingly entertaining!
  • hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I eat dangerous for breakfast :-) that was great :-) I think it will be fun
  • theMK
    I couldn't even tell it was Miley Citrus, which is good, because I don't want to see an animated Citrus. Took me by surprise, maybe I'll end up seeing it for more than just the Up! trailer.
  • And … Cut!
    This looks great, of course. But ... and I really hate to be the kill-joy here ... I've been watching animated features for 15 years now and I won't see this until it comes out on video. I just can't get myself to pay for these at the movies anymore.
  • insanartist
    the mouse in the ball should make it entertaining..............great trailer for some reason I see some PIXAR in it!!
  • I'm starving! 😀
  • Josh Rowe
    That trailer seemed oddly paced. This is the first I've seen of the movie and from the synopsis I thought it would be live action. Although the animation made me laugh, I thi kit will be a mess so I'll skip it.
  • Suresh
    definately looking forward to c it... looks awesome..
  • Minic
    "I've captured this cat..." That whole brovado, play-along vibe was hilarious. Wow, BEAUTIFUL animation. I'm not terribly sure about that "quirky" hamster, though. Disney have a wealth of annoying comic relief characters - remember the robot from Treasure Planet? It's also riffing on Toy Story a little, isn't it? Buzz Lightyear thought he had powers, too. Ah, well, I'm sure Disney would be more aware of that than anyone.
  • Film Fan
    This is THE best looking non Pixar animated Disney film I've seen so far. "Chicken Little"? "Meet the Robinsons"?? Uh, no. This could have easily had Pixar's name on it. It looks fantastic and the audience loved the trailer before "Wall-E". Too bad stinkin' John Travolta is the lead voice.
  • Ganaesh D.
    That hamster is obsessed with danger a wee bit too much. All in all, a good trailer. Disney Animation Studios is no Pixar, but it seems that this might be the hit they need after the less-than-stellar success of Chicken Little and Meet The Robinsons (which I loved, btw).
  • Looks fun.
  • Dusty
    looks like a trip.. my boy gonna get a kick outta it
  • Mrbobbyboy
    "I'll get my ball" - genius...
  • You DO REALIZE that "Bolt" is a STEREOSCOPIC 3D movie right Alex? :-) I don't know if I should smile because you are promoting it, or to be disappointed that you didn't bother to mention that it is in fact a 3D flick LOL. Looks great doesn't it?
  • Squiggly_P
    I saw the teaser for this months ago and thought "meh", but this trailer actually makes it look a lot more interesting. This movie, tho, makes me pause and wonder if this is sort of a re-imagining of, or re-directing of the Chris Sanders project "American Dog" which Disney axed after they bought Pixar (I think it was a joint production between the two studios at the time). They let Sanders go, which in my opinion is a real shame. When you're Disney, and the best idea you can come up with is to get rid of the dude who gave you your only really successful movie in a decade or so... that's just stupid. Anyway, I'm only curious because I have no idea what American Dog was all about, but the concept art I had seen of it featured some very 'stunt-like' scenes, featuring a black cat and a small white dog, and one of the concepts featured narrowly avoiding an oncoming train... Just a thought I'll throw out there...
  • sherry johnson
    The hampster will steal the show!!!
  • C.M. Lamson
    First of all: I kinda love how the other animatgion giants like Dream Works and Disney are trying to gang up on Pixar. Kung Fu Panda and Bolt VS Wall-e. lol. Pixar wins. Secondly: This looks like bomb shit. Totally epic
  • Miley
    woww this looks awsome
  • svp
    lol.. pixar IS disney 😛
  • spencer
    The video game will be far better than the movie.
  • Carl Minez
    Pixtar is not Disney. Disney owns Pixtar but Pixtar wants to break loose. Me, myself will watch this move since its featuring a white shepherd in a cross-country adventure. It just cant get more awesome than that!




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