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"Fully Awesome. Ridonculous. Let It Begin."
  • PG
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.8  (226,939)
  • 67

Bolt is a 2008 animated movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film stars John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, along with Susie Essman and Mark Walton, and directed by Chris Williams and Byron Howard. The plot revolves around an American white shepherd named Bolt, who has been raised on a TV set where he starred in an action show as a superhero dog who possesses superpowers such as speed, strength, vision, and the ability to shoot lasers out of his eyes. Bolt's role in the show is to constantly save his owner, Penny, played by Miley Cyrus, from evil villains.

Bolt believes the events in the show are real and struggles to differentiate between the show and reality. One day, Bolt accidentally gets separated from his owner and ends up in New York City, where he realizes that his powers are actually non-existent. He then embarks on an adventure in search of Penny, who Bolt believes has been kidnapped by the show's villain, Dr. Calico.

On his journey, he meets a streetwise alley cat named Mittens, voiced by Susie Essman, and a clumsy hamster named Rhino, voiced by Mark Walton, who is Bolt's biggest fan. With their help, Bolt learns to accept his limitations and appreciate the importance of belief and loyalty.

The film's animation beautifully captures the essence of New York City, which serves as the primary backdrop for Bolt's journey. The humor, especially Rhino's antics and Mittens' sarcastic remarks, adds to the film's charm.

The movie also tackles themes of identity, sacrifice, and the powerful bond between humans and animals. Bolt's journey serves as a metaphor for the challenges people face in discovering their true selves and accepting the reality of their limitations.

John Travolta delivers an excellent vocal performance as Bolt. Miley Cyrus also impresses in her voice acting debut as Penny, bringing her character to life with her natural charm and innocence. Susie Essman is a standout as the independent cat, Mittens, and Mark Walton's Rhino is an absolute delight every time he is present on screen.

The film's soundtrack features songs by John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, and Jenny Lewis, among others. The opening sequence of the film, set to Travolta's "I Thought I Lost You," sets the tone for the film's emotional journey.

Bolt is a heartwarming and entertaining film that serves as a reminder of the importance of belief and loyalty. The movie's charming characters, excellent animation, and touching story make it a perfect choice for family viewing. It is a beautiful film that showcases the power of love and the importance of family, friends, and belief in ourselves.

Bolt is a 2008 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 67.

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