Bolt

  • PG
  • Byron Howard, Chris Williams (2008)
  • US
  • 92 min
Bolt
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

The first digital Disney cartoon produced under the guidance of Toy Story director John Lasseter is a family-friendly amalgam of imaginative action, visual wit, cultural savvy and gentle character comedy. There's an element of The Truman Show to this animated charmer about cute white shepherd dog Bolt (eloquently voiced by John Travolta). He's the star of a hit TV show and thinks his superhero exploits and powers are genuine. That is until a packing accident has the pooch shipped to Manhattan, where reality bites during an eventful cross-country journey back to LA and his caring TV co-star Penny (Miley Cyrus). The usual messages about loyalty, family and believing in oneself are all present and correct. However, there's also a wholly unsentimental spin here in a clever narrative full of terrific supporting characters (especially Mark Walton's TV-obsessed hamster), thrills and heart-warming fun.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus. Bolt is the canine star of his own Hollywood TV series, in which he plays a dashing superhero. But having lived his whole life on the show, he thinks his exploits are genuine. So when an accident lands him in Manhattan, Bolt has a rude awakening when he tries to get back to LA with only the usual complement of doggie powers at his disposal.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bolt
John Travolta
Penny
Miley Ray Cyrus
Mittens
Susie Essman
Rhino
Mark Walton
Dr Calico
Malcolm McDowell
The Director
James Lipton
The Agent
Greg Germann
Veteran cat
Diedrich Bader
Blake
Nick Swardson
Tom
J P Manoux

Crew

Director
Byron Howard
Director
Chris Williams

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Disney
3D
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 13 Feb 2009
Certificate PG
Categories
Childrens
Drama

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