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Bolt (2008)

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Animation, Adventure, Comedy |

Bolt is a American computer animated comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 48th Disney animated feature film. Directed by Chris Williams and Byron Howard, the film stars the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman and Mark Walton. The film’s plot centers on a white dog named Bolt who, having spent his entire life on the set of a television series, thinks that he has super powers. When he believes that his human owner, Penny, has been kidnapped, he sets out on a cross-country journey to “rescue” her.

Bolt was released in the United States on November 21, 2008. Despite a relatively marginal box-office performance, the film received a strong positive critical reception and is renowned for playing an important role in instigating what is widely referred to as the Disney Revival, as well as setting the studio in a new creative direction that would lead to other critically acclaimed features such as Tangled (2010) and Frozen (2013).

A White Shepherd puppy named Bolt is adopted by an eight-year-old girl named Penny. Five years later, Bolt and Penny star in a hit television series called Bolt, in which Bolt uses various superpowers to protect Penny from the villain. To gain a more realistic performance, the show’s producers have deceived Bolt his entire life, arranging the filming in such a way that Bolt believes everything in the show is real and that he really has superpowers, including a devastatingly powerful sonic scream-like “superbark”. After a cliffhanger episode causes Bolt to believe Penny has been kidnapped, he escapes from his on-set trailer in Hollywood but knocks himself unconscious in the process and is trapped inside a box of foam peanuts which is shipped to New York City.

In New York, Bolt resumes his search for Penny and, much to his dismay and confusion, finds out the hard way that his “superpowers” are useless. He encounters Mittens, a feral cat who bullies pigeons out of their food.

Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams

Writers: Dan Fogelman (screenplay by), Chris Williams (screenplay by)

Stars: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman

►Cast:

John TravoltaBolt (voice)
Miley CyrusPenny (voice)
Susie EssmanMittens (voice)
Mark WaltonRhino (voice)
Malcolm McDowellDr. Calico (voice)
James LiptonThe Director (voice)
Greg GermannThe Agent (voice)
Diedrich BaderVeteran Cat (voice)
Nick SwardsonBlake (voice)
J.P. ManouxTom (voice)
Dan FogelmanBilly (voice)
Kari WahlgrenMindy (voice)
Chloë Grace MoretzYoung Penny (voice) (as Chloë Moretz)
Randy SavageThug (voice)
Ronn MossDr. Forrester (voice)
Grey GriffinPenny’s Mom (voice) (as Grey Delisle)
Sean DonnellanPenny’s TV Dad (voice)
Lino DiSalvoVinnie (voice)
Todd CummingsJoey (voice)
Tim MertensBobby (voice)
Kelly HooverEster (voice) (as Kellie Hoover)
Brian StepanekMartin (voice)
Jeff BennettLloyd (voice)
Daran NorrisLouie (voice)
John DiMaggioSaul (voice)
Jenny LewisAssistant Director (voice)
Stephen J. Anderson(voice) (as Stephen Anderson)
June Christopher(voice)
Christin Ciaccio Briggs(voice)
David Cowgill(voice)
Terri Douglas(voice)
Jackie Gonneau(voice)
Nathan Greno(voice)
Forrest Iwaszewski(voice)
Holly Kane(voice)
Daniel Kaz(voice)
Phil LaMarr(voice)
Anne Lockhart(voice)
Dara McGarry(voice)
Scott Menville(voice)
Jonathan Nichols(voice)
Paul Pape(voice)
Lynwood Robinson(voice)
Karen Ann Ryan(voice) (as Karen Ryan)
Tara Strong(voice)
Pepper Sweeney(voice)
Joe Whyte(voice)
Chris Williams(voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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