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Bolt

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chris Williams
Byron Howard
Produced by Clark Spencer
John Lasseter
Written by Chris Williams
Dan Fogelman
Idea
Chris Sanders
Starring John Travolta
Miley Cyrus
Susie Essman
Mark Walton
Malcolm McDowell
Music by John Powell
Editing by Tim Mertens
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150 million[1]
Gross revenue $308,332,675[1]

Bolt is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and is its 48th animated feature. It is the first film directed by Chris Williams (who previously worked on Mulan and The Emperor's New Groove) and Byron Howard (who previously worked on Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear). The film stars the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Holt, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman and Mark Walton. The film's plot centers on a small white dog named Bolt who, having spent his entire life on the set of a television series, thinks that he has super powers. When he believes that his human, Penny, has been kidnapped, he sets out on a cross-country journey to "rescue" her.

As with earlier CGI Disney films, such as Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons, Bolt was also distributed in Disney Digital 3-D in the theatres equipped for it.

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Plot

A girl named Penny and a dog named Bolt star on a hit television series called Bolt in which the titular character has various superpowers and must constantly thwart the evil plans of the nefarious Doctor Calico. To gain a more realistic performance, the TV show's producers have deceived Bolt his entire life, arranging the filming in such a way that Bolt believes the television show is real and he really has superpowers. After filming completes for the latest episode, Bolt escapes from his on-set trailer mistakenly believing Penny has been kidnapped by the television villain. He attempts to break through a window, knocking himself unconscious as he falls into a box of styrofoam peanuts. With no one aware Bolt is in the box, it is shipped from Hollywood to New York City. In New York, he meets Mittens, a female alley cat who bullies pigeons out of their food. Bolt, convinced this is another adventure, forces Mittens to help him get back to Hollywood, and the two start their journey westward on a truck after Bolt knocks Mittens unconscious. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Penny is deeply saddened over Bolt's disappearance but is forced by the studio to continue filming with a Bolt lookalike. As their adventure proceeds, Bolt starts to notice that his superpowers aren't working, and rationalizes this is the effect that styrofoam has on his body.

Surprised at his first feelings of both pain and hunger, Bolt is shown by Mittens how to act like a cute, but needy dog, and is rewarded by food. They meet Rhino, a fearless, TV-obsessed hamster and huge Bolt fan who joins their team. Mittens tries to convince Bolt that his superpowers aren't real, but their discussion is cut short by the arrival of Animal Control, who captures them both and transports them to an animal shelter. After being freed en route by Rhino, Bolt finally realizes that he is just a normal dog, but regains his confidence after Rhino (oblivious to this revelation) gives him a pep talk. They rescue Mittens from the shelter and escape, allowing them to continue their journey. Along the way, Bolt learns to enjoy typical dog activities (such as hanging his head out the window), but Mittens refuses to go farther than Las Vegas. She tells Bolt that his Hollywood life is fake and there is no real love for him there. Her emotional rant reveals that she was once a house cat, but was abandoned by her previous owner and left to brave the harsh streets alone and declawed. Bolt refuses to believe that Penny doesn't love him, and continues on alone, wishing Mittens the best. Rhino, learning of Bolt's departure, convinces Mittens that they must help him, and the two set off to find Bolt once again.

Bolt reaches the studio, finding Penny embracing his lookalike. Unaware that Penny still misses him and that her affection for the lookalike was only a part of a rehearsal for the show, he leaves, brokenhearted. Mittens, on a gantry in the studio, sees what Bolt does not - Penny telling her mother how much she misses Bolt. Realizing that Penny truly does love Bolt, Mittens follows Bolt and explains. At the same time, the Bolt-lookalike panics during filming and accidentally knocks over some torches, setting the sound stage on fire and trapping Penny. Bolt arrives and reunites with Penny inside the burning studio, being rescued as they succumb to smoke asphyxiation.

Penny and her mother subsequently quit the show when their agent attempts to exploit the incident for publicity purposes. Penny herself adopts Mittens and Rhino, and moves to a rural home to enjoy a simpler, happy lifestyle with Bolt and her new pets. The show continues, but with a replacement "Bolt" and "Penny"- "Penny's" new appearance being explained in the show as being serious injuries necessitating her undergoing facial reconstruction surgery-, and adopting an alien abduction storyline (one that even Rhino finds unrealistic, and Bolt finds "ridonculous").

Cast

Production

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Development

At first, the film was going to be titled American Dog, and was written and directed by Chris Sanders. Eventually, Sanders was removed from the project and replaced by Chris Williams and Byron Howard.[2] The film's previous plot told the story 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. In 2006, after becoming Chief Creative Officer at Disney, John Lasseter along with other directors from Pixar and Disney viewed a couple of early cuts of the film and gave Chris Sanders notes on how to improve the story. According to Lasseter, Chris Sanders was replaced because Sanders resisted the changes that Lasseter and the other directors had suggested. Lasseter was quoted as saying "Chris Sanders is extremely talented, but he couldn’t take it to the place it had to be."[3] After Sanders left and the original title was removed, the animation team was told to complete the movie in just 18 months instead of the usual four years that is normally required to produce a computer-animated feature.[4] In June 8, 2007, Disney announced that the film, now under its current name, would be released on November 21, 2008 in Disney Digital 3-D.[5][6]

Animation

The look of the film was inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond.[7] As in Rapunzel, new technology in non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) was used to give it a special visual appearance. To give the movie's 3D backgrounds a hand-painted look, the company artists used new patented technology designed specifically for the movie.[8]

Bolt's characteristics are based on an amalgam of breeds, although the designers started with the American White Shepherd.[9] Joe Moshier, lead character designer, said, "they [American White Shepherds] have really long ears, a trait that I tried to caricature in order to allow the animators to emphasize Bolt's expressiveness."[9]

The design of Rhino in his plastic ball was based on executive producer John Lasseter's pet chinchilla, which was brought to an animators' retreat during the film's production.[10]

Soundtrack and score

The score to Bolt was composed by John Powell.[11] The soundtrack featured the film's score and two original songs - "I Thought I Lost You" by Bolt's stars John Travolta and Miley Cyrus (nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song on 2009) as well as "Barking at the Moon" by Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis.[11] The soundtrack was released on November 18, 2008.[12]

Although Motörhead has a song in the film, they do not seem to appear in either the soundtrack or the score. Motörhead's song, "Dog-Face Boy" (from their Sacrifice album) is in a mailroom scene where a young worker is listening to it on his headphones and inadvertently wraps Bolt up in a box that gets shipped off to New York City.[13]

  1. "I Thought I Lost You" by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus — 3:36
  2. "Barking at the Moon" by Jenny Lewis — 3:17
  3. "Meet Bolt" — 1:49
  4. "Bolt Transforms" — 1:00
  5. "Scooter Chase" — 2:29
  6. "New York" — 1:44
  7. "Meet Mittens" — 1:25
  8. "The RV Park" — 2:14
  9. "A Fast Train" — 2:38
  10. "Where Were You on St. Rhino's Day?" — 1:58
  11. "Sing-Along Rhino" — 0:42
  12. "Saving Mittens" — 1:02
  13. "House on Wheels" — 3:07
  14. "Las Vegas" — 2:01
  15. "A Friend in Need" — 1:13
  16. "Rescuing Penny" — 3:09
  17. "A Real Life Superbark" — 0:46
  18. "Unbelievable TV" — 1:20
  19. "Home at Last/Barking at the Moon (Reprise)" — 1:29

Release

Theatrical

A trailer for the film was released on June 27, 2008, preceding WALL-E. A second trailer for the film was released on October 3, 2008, preceding Beverly Hills Chihuahua. A special trailer was shown before High School Musical 3: Senior Year on October 24, 2008.

The premiere was held at El Capitan Theatre on November 16, 2008 in the arrivals and red carpet attended by John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman, and Randy Savage.

Following the announcement by John Lasseter in December 2006 that all future Disney releases will have a theatrical short, the release was accompanied by the Cars Toons "Tokyo Mater" (also in 3D where available).

Home video

Bolt was released on Region A Blu-ray Disc in the United States on March 22, 2009. The BD set included standard DVD and digital copy versions of the film. Single-disc DVD and Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy versions followed in Region 1 on March 24.[14] This marked the first time a major home-video release debuted on Blu-ray Disc before DVD.[15] Bolt was released on both Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2009.[16][17]

A short film called Super Rhino is included in the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film.[18]

The DVD has sold 4,581,755 copies, generating $81.01 million in sales as of December 31st 2009.[19]

Reception

Critical reaction

Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88% of critics gave positive reviews based on 166 reviews.[20] Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the film a 68/100 approval rating based on 28 reviews following under the category "generally favorable reviews".[21]

Perry Seibert of TV Guide gave the film 3 stars out of 4 and wrote the film "amuses both those who make up the film's target audience and the parents along for the ride. This winning mix of exciting action, heart-tugging sentiment, and gentle character comedy makes Bolt yet another solid addition to Disney's history of family-friendly fare."[22] Tasha Robinson of the A.V. Club gave the film a B+ stating that "Bolt is the studio's first film since Lilo & Stitch that feels like it's trying to recapture the old Disney instead of aggressively shedding it in favor of something slick and new. And yet it comes with a healthy cutting-edge Pixar flavor as well."[23] Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times compared Bolt with The Truman Show and stated in his review "[Bolt] also has an intriguing plot that is kind of the family animation version of the Jim Carrey-starring The Truman Show."[24]

Box office

On its opening weekend, the film opened #3 with $26,223,128 behind Twilight and Quantum of Solace.[25] On its second weekend, it rose to #2 behind Four Christmases with a 1.4% increase.[26] As of November 1, 2009 the film has grossed $114,053,579 in the US and Canada with an additional $199.9 million internationally for a worldwide total of $313,953,579.[19]

Award nominations

Bolt was nominated for the following awards:[27]

Video game

A video game based on the film was released on November 18, 2008 for Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and also for mobile phone. The game focuses on Bolt's fake TV life, not the actual movie storyline. An application has also been released for the app version of Apple's iTunes Store, called RhinoBall.

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  22. ^ "Bolt Review". TV Guide. http://movies.tvguide.com/bolt/review/294809. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  
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  27. ^ Awards

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Bolt is a 2008 film about a dog who lived his whole life on the set of a television set, and therefore thinks he has super powers. Thinking that his owner, Penny, has been kidnapped, he sets out across the country to "rescue" her.

Directed by Chris Williams and Bryan Howard. Written by Chris Williams and Dan Fogelman.
A hero is unleashed 2008.(taglines)

Contents

Bolt

  • I'll never let them get you, Penny.
  • This is becoming tiresome, cat! In fact, I feel a yawn coming on!
  • I have a super bark.
  • It's classified.
  • What is this red liquid coming from my paw?
  • Do I need it?
  • Are you mad? You don't know the power of Styrofoam!
  • Get down here, cat! We don't have time for this!
  • Mittens, so help me, I will Superbark you out of that tree!
  • If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
  • You pigeons are useless! I need someone on the inside, someone close to the Green-Eyed Man!

Mittens

  • No, Bolt! That's what they do, okay? They act like they love you! They act like they'll be there forever! And then one day they pack up all their stuff and move away, and take their love with them and leave their declawed cat behind to fend for herself! They leave her... wondering... what she did wrong.
  • Listen to me, ok? We're being taken to a place where humans go animal shopping, alright? And this is what humans do. They always pick the cute ones, the ones that look like you, Bolt, but the rest of us never come back out.
  • Figures I'm tied to the one dog on Earth that doesn't know how to beg. Huh. If you want the f... ah, the antidote, you're gonna have to do exactly what I say.
  • Untie me, pooch, or I'm gonna... I'm gonna... uh... I'm gonna seriously wound you! I'm gonna seriously wound you with this Styrofoam!
  • No, no, no, please, it can't end like this!
  • You can't, Bolt! You got nothing! No super strength, no super bark... and no heat vision! (cut to Bolt trying to use his heat vision)
  • Yes! So if you want to keep it inside your body where it belongs, you should stop jumping off trucks doing 80 on the interstate!
  • It's called blood, hero.
  • Whoa, hey you're crazy, man!
  • Yeah, well, your deal just expired. Now get lost.
  • Wow, that's a good knot! Were you in the navy? (heard in trailer, but was cut from the film)

Rhino

  • That meat lover's pizza is NOT loving me back!
  • If Bolt's taught me anything, it's that you never abandon a friend at time of need!
  • Ring, ring! Who is it? Destiny? I've been expecting your call.
  • All my training has prepared me for this moment. [rushes at guard] Die! Diiie!
  • There's no truck that I know that can keep in Bolt and Rhino!
  • I feel alive!!
  • Sometimes the impossible can become possible, if you're AWESOME!!
  • Let it begin! Let it begin! LET IT BEGIN!!!
  • I'll snap his neck.
  • (speaking into an air vent) Rhino is awesome... he's so awesome... he's beyond awesome... he's BE-awesome! (sees Bolt and Mittens standing there) Well... I am, be-awesome!
  • I'll get my ball!
  • I'll go get a ladder.
  • I'll rip out your spleen and hit your liver with it...

Pigeons

  • Hey, guys, come here, he's got his mellon stuck.
  • Just turn and pull, turn and pull, forget about it, you will be out, no time.
  • yeah, Kelvin the laberdoodle.
  • She said that to me not ten minutes ago! The irony!
  • I know this dog... (bus with Bolt's picture pulls up behind them) no, no I don't. I thought I knew.
  • Wait for it... (pauses for effect) Aliens.
  • Don't freak out. That's how you blew it with Nemo!
  • That was horrifying, what you just did. Why don't you make yourself useful and go get me some bread crumbs. Whole wheat! Go! (Billy flies away) Whole wheat is not the same as whole grain Billy! Don't come at me with whole grain, Billy!

Penny

  • You saved me again, Bolt.
  • (young Penny when she first buys Bolt) You're a good boy. You're my good boy.
  • (During TV show) Bolt, Zoom Zoom!
  • Bolt, look at me. I'm fine.

Dialogue

Director: (watching over recording of filming of Bolt and Penny, up to the point of the swarming of Calico's men when he sees a boom mic in the background) Ugh! Boom mic?!
Worker #1: We got a boom mic.
Worker #2: It's a boom mic.
Director: That's sloppy. The dog could have seen that. He could have seen that!
Woman: Uh, who cares if the dog sees a boom mic?
Director: Forgive me for answering a question with a question, but who are you?
Woman: Mindy Parker, from the Network.
Director: Of course. Let me ask you, Mindy from the Network, what do you see here? (pointing to the screen with picture of Bolt)
Mindy: Uh, the dog?
Director: (whispers) The dog she says.... oh Mindy. Poor, poor Mindy.
Mindy: Am I, missing something?
Director: You're missing everything, Mindy. You see a dog. I see an animal, who believes with every fiber of his being, every fiber, that the girl he loves is in mortal danger. I see a depth of emotion on the face of that canine the likes of which have never been captured on screen before. Never, Mindy from the Network! We jump through hoops to make sure Bolt believes everything is real. It's why we don't miss marks. I'ts why we don't re-shoot. And it's why we most certainly do not let the dog see boom mics! (sighs) Because, Mindy from the Network, (reaches hand up to a screen showing a close-up of Bolt's determined expression) if the dog believes it, the audience, belives it!
Mindy: Wow. Okay, you want reality, here you go, chief. The show's too predictable. The girl's in danger, the dog saves her from the creepy English guy, we get it. There's always a happy ending. And our focus groups tell us that 18-35 year olds are unhappy. They're not happy, with happy. So maybe you should, I don't know, spend a little less time worrying about the dog's method acting and more time figuring, how to stop 20 year olds in Topeka from changing the channel, becuase if you lose so much as half a rating point, so help me I will fire everyone in this room, starting with you. How's that for real? (slams door)

Long-haired cat: So, the dog thinks this is all real?
Black cat: Oh, yeah, you’re new. Guy, never leaves the set. It’s unbelievable. Whenever I get the chance, this is the perfect way to unwind. (hops onto the bumper of the trailer, then climbs onto its roof; the long-haired cat does the same)
Black cat: I like to start with an evil laugh. (he laughs)
Bolt: (gets up and looks up at the cats) Hello, hairballs.
Black cat: You may have won today, Bolt, but in the end, we will get your little Penny.
Bolt: Not likely, cat, for you've chosen to follow the path of evil. Ultimately I'll destroy you, along with your fiendish puppet-master!
Long-haired cat: (in awe) Wow!
Black cat: I know, right? Okay, watch this.
Black cat: (in a louder evil voice) She’s a goner, dog. The green-eyed man has a plan, and soon, he will execute it!
Long-haired cat: (laughs) Yeah, and then, he will execute... her! (chuckles)
Black cat: (turns to the long-haired cat and compliments) Nice.
Bolt: I would super-bark you both back into the hole you crawled out of, but I need you alive, because I’ve got a little message for you to take back to your green-eyed man. You tell him, his old friend Bolt said, that... (gets interrupted)
Black cat: Is it long?
Bolt: (bewildered) I-Is what long?
Black cat: The message? Is it, is it long message? Because I have a horrible memory.
Bolt: Yeah, I’ll make it brief, alright? You tell him I said I’m gonna... (gets interrupted again)
Black cat: You know what? Why don’t we do this.
Black cat: (to the long-haired cat) You remember the first half of the message, and then I’ll remember the second, and then we can pass it on to the green-eyed man together.
Bolt: Oh, I don’t care how the message is translated, alright? Just do it, okay? You tell the green-eyed man that I will not sleep, I will not rest, until my Penny is safe from his evil clutches. You tell the green-eyed man that... (gets interrupted once again)
Black cat: Woah, woah, woah. Way too many words. I was like "What?" and then I was like "Huh?" and then, uh, I got a little bored. Something about clutches? Anyway, I’ll do my best. Ciao! (jumps off the trailer)
Long-haired cat: By the way, huge fan, love it, love you, gotta go. Thank you.

Penny: There. Perfect. [while pinning the picture to the wall] You saved me again, Bolt. (hammer sounds are made, causing Bolt to growl at the door) It's ok, it's nothing. No more bad guys. (Bolt growls again) You want some food, Bolty? Huh? Are you hungry?(Another growl) (Penny fills a food dish and picks it up, knocking a measuring cup of the edge, making Bolt growl) You got 'em, Bolt. No one's gonna hurt me. (Another growl) Bolt, look at me, I am fine, see? Come here, buddy! Come here! (Bolt ignores her) Go get the ball, go get it! (Penny throws a ball and Bolt's eyes follow it but he doesn't move) Yeah, that one's no fun either. (gasps) Well, what do we have here? Your old buddy, Mr. Carrot! (Bolt looks at her, then shakes his head and goes back to staring at the door) (Penny's cell phone vibrates and Bolt looks at it, whimpering) Ah, Bolt. You know I have to go. (Bolt is still whimpering as Penny goes to him and moves him away from the door. Bolt whimpers again and puts his head in her lap) Yeah, you're my good boy. (Bolt whimpers again as Penny leaves)
Agent: There she is, my little super star! Lets get to that Teen Vouge cover shoot!
Penny: Mom, I wanna take Bolt home this weekend. (completely ignoring her agent)
Penny's mom: I uh... well that would be...
Agent: Oh, That'd be nice. That'd be great. That would. A little girl and her... her dog. Nothing better than that. He he...
Penny: (hopefully) So I can bring Bolt home?
Agent: As your friend, I say yes! Absolutely! But as your agent, I have to remind you. This is Bolt's world. He has to stay right here! Ok, let's go.
Penny: But he never gets to be a real dog! And it would only be for the weekend and I just...
Agent: You know what... It's a fair question. Let's do this. Let's put a pin in it! Boop! Pin in, there you go. Now let's that hang there a bit and then we'll address that, when we've thought things through. Okay, good enough for everybody? Smiles all around? Let's get out of here. Come on!
Penny: I don't need to think it through! I wanna take Bolt home!
Agent: Look at this face! I have a little girl at home, love of my life. I would do anything for her. And I would trade her for you, in a heartbeat! True story! That reminds me of, we need to be heading over to wardrobe. Let's go!

Mittens: Yeah, I'm really scared now. (Bolt pops up and pins Mittens to a trash can)
Bolt: You should be!
Mittens: Whoa! Okay!
Bolt: Where is she?
Mittens: Uh... who?
Bolt: You know why I'm here. (Mittens screams again) Where is she?
Mittens: Okay, okay. Look, buddy, I don't know what you're getting at, but... (pigeons start laughing)
Pigeons: Come on, Mittens. Just tell the guy where she is. Tell the dog, make him happy.
Mittens: Joey, Vinnie, Bobby, my boys. Would you tell the crazy canine that he's got the wrong cat? (pigeons look at each other)
Pigeons: You got her pal! That's her. That is definitely the right cat.
Mittens: (looks at Bolt) Heh.
Bolt: Looks like we're gonna do this the hard way.

(Cut to Bolt holding Mittens off a highway overpass by the scruff of her neck)

Mittens: Whoa! Hey, you're crazy, man!
Vinnie: Hey, Joey. Do we go to far in this?
Joey: You kidding? This is the best day of my life.
Bolt: You work for the men in black, who work for the man with the green eye. They've taken Penny. Where is she?
Mittens: I don't know what you're talking about!
Bolt: This is becoming tiresome, cat! In fact, I feel a yawn coming on.
Mittens: Okay! Okay! Okay! Okay, I'll talk! I'll talk! I know where Penny is. Yeah! They have her! Yes! The men in black and the guy, the guy with the blue eyes!
Bolt: Blue eyes?
Mittens: Um... Oh. Green! Yes, green! The one green eye!
Bolt: You just can't stop lying, can you, cat? It's in the genes. It's just gross.
Mittens: I know. That's disgusting. I disgust myself. But, if you put me down, I'll show you where she is.

Bolt: Hmm... padlock. [stares intensely at padlock]
Mittens: [trying to get away] Listen Cujo, I got some pretty wicked claws under these mitts, do not, I beg of you do not make me bring out these bad boys! It gets ugly!
Bolt: [continues to stare at padlock]
Mittens: What are you doing? [tries to get in front of him]
Bolt: Stay back! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
Mittens: Now I'm concerned on a number of levels.

Bolt: Styrofoam! (opens truck door) Tuck and roll!
Mittens: Tuck and what?!

(Bolt and Mittens jump out a speeding U-haul truck)

Bolt: What? What is this red liquid coming from my paw?
Mittens: It's called blood, hero.
Bolt: Do I need it?
Mittens: Yes, so if you want tho keep it inside your body where it belongs, you should stop jumping off trucks doing 80 on the interstate!
Bolt: Yeah, well usually I'm a tad more industructable. Must have been... (gasps) Styrofoam! That stuff, it weakens me!
Mittens: (picks up styrofoam) Ah ha!
Bolt: What are you doing? Put that down!
Mittens: That's it. I've had it with you. Untie me, pooch, or I'm gonna... I'm gonna... I'm gonna seriously wound you. I'm gonna seriously wound you with this styrofoam.
Bolt: Are you mad? You don't know the power of Styrofoam!
Mittens: Oh, you bet I'm mad, baby! And I'm about to unleash it! The power of the Styrofoam!
Bolt: Alright, cat! Okay! You win! I'll untie you. (pause) That's a weird place to put a piano. (Mittens looks over her shoulder) Hye yah! (Bolt karate chops styrofoam out of Mittens' paw) Are we going to have any more problems, cat?
Mittens: No, no. No more problems. I'll take you to Penny. (Bolt starts sniffing)
Bolt: Ah! What is that? (referring to his growling stomach)
Mittens: What?
Bolt: That! Ok, you have two seconds to tell me what you've implanted in me, cat! Poison? A parasite? Poison? Oh no, I just said that, didn't I? See, I'm all discombobluated! I can't think straight!
Mittens: I don't believe this. You're hungry.
Bolt: Where is the antidote?
Mittens: Okay, okay! Alright!

Mittens: There's your antidote. Food.
Mittens: Go on. Use the dog face. This is gonna be beautiful... You know, beg... Do the dog face!
Bolt: What? The dog face? What is that mean?
Mittens: Figures I'm tied to the one dog on Earth that doesn't know how to beg. Huh. OK, if you want the f... eh... the antidote, you're gonna have to do exactly what I say.
Bolt: [Exhales] Uhm, not likely. You're a degenerate creature of darkness.
Mittens: Yeah, yeah, granted, but that's it. All I'm asking you to do is just tilt your head a little low, you can do that, can't you. Come on![he does] More. More.
Bolt: This is stupid!
Mittens: No, no, no, no! Come on, work with me on this, please. We're almost there.
Bolt: Oh boy!
Mittens: Ok, try it the other way. There you go. Tilt up. Um, down. Now a little smile. Uh, lose the smile. Drop your left ear. Your other left. OK, the other way was better. Now, drop them both. Hold it right there. And ever so slightly, look up. Soup is on, baby!

Rhino: Bolt! I can be a valuable addition to your team!
Bolt: I'm listening...
Rhino: I'm lightning quick. I have razor-sharp reflexes. And I'm a master of stealth. [whispers] Plus, I'll keep the cat in check.
Mittens: [rolls eyes]
Bolt: [leans in close to Rhino's ball] The road'll be rough.
Rhino: I have a ball.
Bolt: There's no turning back.
Rhino: Guess I'll have to roll with the punches! [rolls ball]
Bolt: Easy won't be part of the equation.
Rhino: Promise?
Bolt: I gotta warn ya, going into the belly of the beast - danger at every turn.
Rhino: I eat danger for breakfast!
Bolt: You hungry?
Rhino: [cracks neck and bares teeth] Starving!
Bolt: Welcome aboard!
Rhino: [laughes wildly]
Mittens: Hey, can we talk for a second? I don't know whats going on here but I'm just a little bit concerned about the number of lunatics on this trip. My limit is one.
Bolt: He's coming with us.
Mittens: But I... huh... Hey! [Rhino is hitting Mittens with his ball]
Rhino: Move it, prisoner. We're loosing daylight!
Bolt: I agree. Now we need to find a fast set of wheels.
Rhino: [gasps] I have a better idea. Follow me! Tira Tira tira!

Bolt: (Bolt and Rhino have gone searching for Mittens in an Animal Shelter. Bolt locates her in a cage in the back) Mittens?
Mittens: Bolt? Wh... Wha... what are you doing here?
Bolt: I’m busting you out.
Mittens: You... You came all the way back here... for me?
Bolt: Yeah.
Mittens: But how’d you…? I mean... you don’t have any superpowers!
Bolt: I know.
Mittens: Really?
Bolt: Yeah.
Mittens: Wow. Crazy day for ya, huh?
Bolt: It’s been a lot, yes, it has.
Bolt: (pauses, looks up) Are you ready for this?
Mittens: No.
Bolt: Me neither. (opens her cage)

(after jumping off train, Mittens ends up on the tree, Bolt and Rhino are on the ground)

Mittens: The real world hurts, doesen't it?! But you wouldn't know about that, would you?!
Bolt: Get down here cat, we don't have time for this!
Rhino: I'll get a ladder (walks away)
Mittens: Look genius, you're part of a TV show. You know, what that is - television? It's entertainment for people. It's FAKE! Nothing you thing is real, is real!
Bolt: That's preposterous!
Mittens: Think about it, Bolt. Since you got lost, none of your powers are working, aren't they? For the first time, you're hungry, you're bleeding... I mean, do you really think that you were born with a birthmark in the EXACT shape of a lighting bolt?
Bolt: It's my mark of power, cat.
Mittens: It's the mark of a makeup artist, dog!
Bolt: You're ridiculous. Now get down here!
Mittens: (Ties the rope to the branch) No!
Bolt: Mittens, so help me, I will super-bark you out of that tree!
Mittens: Yeah, go nuts. Let's see how that works out for ya.
Bolt: You leave me no choice!

(Bolt does "super-bark". Nothing hapens)

Mittens: (dryly) Oh, the super-bark. Scary, scary. Yeah, that's really, really super.
Bolt: (frustrated) It's not true. This is not true!

(Bolt tries the super-bark again)

Mittens: (dryly again) Wow. I felt really super. Wait, now it's itten.

(Bolt starts barking)

Mittens: OK, OK, m-hmm, I get the ID, you can stop now.

(Keeps barking...)

Mittens: That's enough!
Mittens: Seriously, dog, stop! I'm not kidding
Mittens: Would you stop? It's...

(Animal control truck stops to check the situation)

Mittens: (terrified) OK, you're a super dog. Uh, Bolt, be quiet, please!

(Bolt is still barking)

Mittens: Bolt, we gotta run!

(Officer puts Bolt and Mittens into the truck)

Taglines

  • Fully Awesome 2008
  • Fully Awesome. Ridonculous. Let It Begin.
  • Real life's a total adventure!
  • A hero is unleashed 2008

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