November 21st, 2008


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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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.2/10 (56,640 voted)

Critic's Score: 67/100

Director: Byron Howard

Stars: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman

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.

Writers: Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams

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)

Taglines: Real life's a total adventure!


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 21 November 2008

Box Office Details

Budget: $150,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $26,223,128 (USA) (23 November 2008) (3651 Screens)

Gross: $114,053,579 (USA) (22 February 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Look and lighting director Adolph Lusinsky and his team traveled to several of the film's "real-life locations" such as an Ohio trailer park, the San Francisco docks, New York streets and the desert surrounding Las Vegas to study how the light in those places interacted with the scenery.

Continuity: During his cross-country adventures, Bolt's signature lightning bolt mark on his side fades away, returns and then fades again.

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

User Review

A VERY fun movie for old and young alike

Rating: 10/10

Its an animated movie about a dog. GIVEN, its a 'kids' movie. Unlike many animated movies, the dialog isn't full of innuendos or 'hidden' humor that only adults would 'get'. Its easily understood by kids, the animation is top-rate (as would be expected) and the characters are engaging and easy to enjoy. I admit that even though I love animation, I went to this sneak preview with a few misgivings. The trailers didn't look all that exciting, and I didn't expect to see anything I hadn't already seen. On one hand, I was right. The animation WAS very good, but nothing that hadn't been done before. But on the other hand I was pleasantly wrong. The formula works perfectly for Bolt. It was fun, didn't have any 'dull' spots, and while my theater was filled with a fairly consistent mix of children and young teens, and a relative smattering of adults, everyone seemed to enjoy it. Laughter was pretty consistent among the old and young, and at the end of the flick I heard something I rarely get to experience in theaters these days: applause. Granted, the adults were the ones applauding, and I joined in enthusiastically. The wife and I agree that this was one movie where we felt we got more than our dollars' worth. Thats a rare treat. Bolt did not disappoint on any level -and will find a spot in our library when the DVD eventually hits market. I fully expect this movie to do very well.