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 intrigueโ€”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 yetโ€”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.

Jeff Warner on Jun 27, 2008


Wow...that was a great trailer. This looks like a lot of fun and it's not even from Pixar!

kit on Jun 27, 2008


looks fun

harrison on Jun 27, 2008


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.

Micah on Jun 27, 2008


this looks awesome.i was laughing my ass off.

Darrin on Jun 27, 2008


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.

Andreas on Jun 27, 2008


Kids are going to love this.

Cinexcellence on Jun 27, 2008


i liked the original look and ideas a helluva lot better. this one looks way too generic.

Tristan on Jun 27, 2008


Disney to a tee. Looks entertaining. I'll consider it.

Keith on Jun 27, 2008


I guess I must have clicked on it with very low expectation, because that was surprisingly entertaining!

dRailer on Jun 27, 2008


hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I eat dangerous for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚ that was great ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it will be fun

Shero on Jun 27, 2008


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.

theMK on Jun 27, 2008


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.

And ... Cut! on Jun 27, 2008


the mouse in the ball should make it entertaining..............great trailer for some reason I see some PIXAR in it!!

insanartist on Jun 27, 2008


I'm starving! ๐Ÿ˜€

AJ Batac on Jun 27, 2008


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.

Josh Rowe on Jun 27, 2008


definately looking forward to c it... looks awesome..

Suresh on Jun 27, 2008


"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.

Minic on Jun 27, 2008


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.

Film Fan on Jun 27, 2008


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).

Ganaesh D. on Jun 27, 2008


Looks fun.

Ryan on Jun 27, 2008


looks like a trip.. my boy gonna get a kick outta it

Dusty on Jun 28, 2008


"I'll get my ball" - genius...

Mrbobbyboy on Jun 28, 2008


You DO REALIZE that "Bolt" is a STEREOSCOPIC 3D movie right Alex? ๐Ÿ™‚ 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?

Jim Dorey on Jun 28, 2008


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...

Squiggly_P on Jun 28, 2008


The hampster will steal the show!!!

sherry johnson on Jul 5, 2008


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

C.M. Lamson on Jul 6, 2008


woww this looks awsome

Miley on Jul 19, 2008


lol.. pixar IS disney ๐Ÿ˜›

svp on Sep 1, 2008


The video game will be far better than the movie.

spencer on Sep 18, 2008


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!

Carl Minez on Oct 7, 2008

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