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Bolt (2008)



John Travolta
Susie Essman
Mark Walton
Miley Cyrus

Directed by Chris Williams and Byron Howard

Bolt is a triumph if you consider that the last great thing from Disney before this 2008 masterpiece was in 1999 (Tarzan).

What made bolt so grand was the script; there is nothing wrong with it, it played with every possible trick in the book to make sure you are laughing your head off (when seeing it for the first time) and looking forward to what will drop next.
The voice casting was beautiful and so was the screenplay, the way the scenes were well planned is something you have to give credit to, the animation was top class as was the directing.

Making a series about a dog who doesn’t know his life is a show on TV reminds you of The Truman show starring Jim Carrey, in fact it was like the Truman show, except here Bolt got out, in the Truman Show out got in.

Directed by Chris Williams who had worked on Mulan and The Emperor's New Groove and Byron Howard who had worked on numerous Disney movies from Pocahontas (1995) to Tangled (2010) comes Bolt, a grand movie which was nominated for an Academy Award but lost to a better movie WALL-E.

The movie was first being done by Chris Sanders who had worked on Lilo and Stich, Sanders was later dismissed from Disney studios because he refused to address the changes that was to be made to the movie he was working on called American Dog, changes that will turn the American Dog to the movie we all love named Bolt. The original story line was of a dog named Henry, a famous TV star, who one day finds himself stranded in the Nevada desert with a testy, one-eyed cat and an oversized, radioactive rabbit who are themselves searching for new homes, all the while believing he is still on television.

Don’t feel bad for Sanders he later went on to direct the critical acclaimed animation How To Train Your Dragon, for Dreamworks.

The plot of Bolt goes a little different form the original, Bolt was a TV star, who like the Homeward Bound movie by Disney, saw his human taken away and believing she was in danger, he broke out of the studio and to save her from the one eyed man. (one eye was green and the other normal)

So the journey was a joke and enough laugh to go around.

All in all, better see this movie if you have not already.


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