Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Bolt (2008 Movie)

Disney’s “Bolt” is a 2008 animated comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie follows the story of a white dog named Bolt, who stars as a superhero in a popular television series. Believing his on-screen powers are real, Bolt becomes accidentally separated from his human co-star and owner, Penny.

Thinking Penny is in danger, Bolt embarks on a cross-country journey to save her, encountering various challenges and making new friends along the way. During his adventure, he befriends a street-smart alley cat named Mittens and a TV-obsessed hamster named Rhino, who believes Bolt is a real superhero.

Together, the trio faces obstacles and overcomes their own fears and insecurities as they make their way back to Hollywood. Throughout the journey, Bolt discovers the true nature of his abilities and learns the importance of friendship and loyalty.

“Bolt” received positive reviews for its engaging story, vibrant animation, and heartfelt moments. It features the voice talents of John Travolta as Bolt, Miley Cyrus as Penny, Susie Essman as Mittens, and Mark Walton as Rhino. The film’s humor, emotional depth, and touching themes of identity and belonging make it a beloved addition to Disney’s animated filmography.

Fun Facts

  • “Bolt” is a 2008 animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It tells the story of a white dog named Bolt who believes he has superpowers and embarks on a cross-country journey to rescue his owner, Penny.
  • John Travolta provided the voice for the main character, Bolt, while Miley Cyrus voiced Penny. The film’s cast also included Susie Essman as Mittens the cat and Mark Walton as Rhino the hamster. The ensemble cast added depth to the characters and their relationships.
  • “Bolt” was notable for its action-packed sequences and thrilling moments, which were designed to be reminiscent of Hollywood action films. The film’s unique blend of comedy, adventure, and heartwarming moments made it a hit among both children and adults.

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  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $310 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award
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  • Directors: Chris Williams and Byron Howard
  • Producer: Clark Spencer
  • Writers: Dan Fogelman and Chris Williams

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