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Bolt

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Bolt

Bolt

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
96 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/21/08
performer:
Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Malcolm McDowell
director:
Byron Howard, Chris Williams
author:
Chris Sanders
genre:
Animation, Kids and Family, Comedy

We gave it an A-

Teaser posters feature a lightning bolt resembling a certain boy wizard’s scar, but codirector Williams quips, “Harry who?” In this CG-animated feature, which plays like a four-legged ?update of The Truman Show, the eponymous? canine (voiced by Travolta) discovers that he’s just a TV star, not an actual daredevil superpooch. The original director, Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch), envisioned an edgy, underground-comics feel, but he exited the project after Pixar’s John Lasseter and Ed ? Catmull took over Disney’s ‘toon operation. The new directors went for a lighter style. They felt lucky to nab Cyrus for Penny, the dog’s owner, since the heavily booked teen star has a work schedule that Howard says would “crush almost any other human being.”
OUR TWO CENTS Preview footage looks hilarious?especially scenes with a fanboy hamster named Rhino. 11/26

DEEP DIVE Sanders? quirky artwork awaits at chrissandersart.com