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Exciting, Heartwarming and Lovable

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Release Date: November 21, 2008

Starring: The voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Susie Essman, and Mark Walton

Genre: Animated/Comedy

Audience: All ages

Rating: PG

Runtime: 96 minutes

Address Comments To:

Robert Iger, President/CEO
The Walt Disney Company
(Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, and Buena Vista Distribution)
Dick Cook, Chairman
The Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Website: www.disney.com

Content:

(BBB, C, V, M) Very strong moral worldview with redemptive qualities teaching the values of doing the right thing, being heroic, loving others, being loyal, and sacrificing for others; no foul language, one reference to Sister Mary Francis as an exclamation and a light reference to dogs sniffing each other; lots of action violence including simulated violence in a television program, including simulated helicopter attacks, lots of death defying falls and narrow escapes with one minor injury; no sex; no nudity; no drinking; no smoking; and, cat misuses pigeon, property destroyed and a diversion causes disruptions and pratfalls to humans.

Summary:

The Disney animated feature BOLT is about a canine actor in a superhero show on TV who gets accidentally shipped to New York and must make his way back to Hollywood, with help from a sarcastic cat named Mittens and wacky hamster named Rhino. BOLT is great wholesome fun from beginning to end.

Review:

BOLT is a lovable, adorable, heroic, fun star in a terrific movie.

The movie opens with Bolt the super dog saving Penny from the wicked green-eyed man who has captured her father so he can use her father’s inventions to control the world. The green-eyed man sends thugs, helicopters and soldiers to kidnap Penny, but Bolt uses his super powers to save her. At the end of the explosive episode, the filming stops and the audience finds out that it’s only a TV show. Bolt is kept on the set so he never loses the feeling that he’s a super dog.

The next day’s filming goes awry. Trying to save Penny, Bolt accidentally runs from the studio and gets shipped in a box to the real world of New York City. He finds Mittens the cat, who looks like the green-eyed man’s cat Calico, and forces her to help him find Penny. She thinks he is crazy but is forced to play along to survive. Soon they team up with a hamster named Rhino, and the team has to fight its way through real danger, including escaping an animal control shelter, to get back to Hollywood.

BOLT is the first movie that totally integrates the talents of Disney and Pixar. The Pixar touch is apparent. It is good, wholesome fun from beginning to end. All the elements work together – jeopardy danger, comedy, character, and a great deal of adorable love between Bolt and Penny. The animation is captivating, the characters are endearing, and all the elements come together seamlessly to produce one of the best movies of the year.

There are only a few cautions with this movie. Some of the action violence is a little scary. Also, there’s one light reference to dogs sniffing each other. Aside from that, this movie is extremely wholesome and heartwarming. Anyone who loves dogs will want to see this movie. Anyone who loves movies will enjoy BOLT.

In Brief:

The Disney animated feature BOLT is about a canine actor in a superhero show on TV who thinks he has real super powers. Bolt is kept on the set so he never loses the feeling that he’s a super dog. One day, the shooting goes awry. Trying to save his TV companion, Penny, Bolt accidentally gets shipped in a box to the real world of New York City. He finds a cat like the green-eyed man’s cat Calico, named Mittens, and forces her to help him find Penny. Soon they team up with a hamster named Rhino, and the team has to fight its way through real danger, including escaping animal control, to get back to Hollywood.

BOLT is the first movie that totally integrates the talents of Disney and Pixar. The Pixar touch is clearly apparent. It is good, wholesome fun from beginning to end. All the elements work together – jeopardy, danger, comedy, character, and a great deal of adorable love between Bolt and Penny. The animation is captivating, the characters are endearing, and all the elements come together seamlessly to produce one of the best movies of the year.