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Encyclopedia > Bolt (2008 film)
Bolt
Directed by Chris Williams
Written by Chris Sanders (story)
Starring John Travolta
Thomas Haden Church
Woody Harrelson
Bernie Mac
Mario Cantone
Bruce Greenwood
and Hugh Grant
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) November 26, 2008
Language English
IMDb profile

Bolt is a computer-animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It was originally to be written and directed by Chris Sanders (director of Lilo & Stitch), but he has since left the project and been replaced by Chris Williams. [1] It is scheduled for release on November 26, 2008 in the United States by Walt Disney Pictures, and will be Disney's forty-seventh full-length animated film. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... A request has been made on Wikipedia for this article to be deleted. ... Christopher Michael Sanders (born 15 March 1960) is an American film animator and voice actor best known for co-directing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch, and providing the voice of Experiment 626 from Lilo & Stitch and Leroy from Disneys Leroy & Stitch. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... Thomas Haden Church (born June 17, 1960[1]) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Quebec) is a Canadian actor. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group is a collection of affiliated motion picture studios, all subsidaries of The Walt Disney Company. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest surviving animation studio in the world. ... Christopher Michael Sanders (born 15 March 1960) is an American film animator and voice actor best known for co-directing the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch, and providing the voice of Experiment 626 from Lilo & Stitch and Leroy from Disneys Leroy & Stitch. ... For the television series, see Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on June 21, 2002. ... A request has been made on Wikipedia for this article to be deleted. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


It stars the voices of John Travolta, Thomas Haden Church, Woody Harrelson, Bernie Mac, Mario Cantone, Bruce Greenwood, and Hugh Grant. John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... Thomas Haden Church (born June 17, 1960[1]) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Quebec) is a Canadian actor. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ...

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Production

The film was originally titled "American Dog".


Much of the original graphic style of the movie was inspired by the work of Edward Hopper, and (as in Rapunzel) techniques such as non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) were to be used to give it a special visual appearance. Nighthawks. ... Rapunzel is an American animation film scheduled for release in 2009 and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures and to be distributed by Buena Vista Pictures in the United States. ... Non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) is an area of computer graphics that focuses on enabling a wide variety of expressive styles for digital art. ...


Bolt'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 Bolt. According to Lasseter, Chris Sanders was replaced because he resisted the changes that he and the other directors had suggested. He was quoted as saying "Chris Sanders is extremely talented, but he couldn’t take it to the place it had to be." [2] John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation. ...


A February, 2007 Jim Hill Media article presented several "rumors" about possible changes to the film: Henry's name has changed to Bolt. He has a girl with him on a show called 'American Dog'. He thinks his super-powers that he does on the show are real. He soon winds up in New York, meeting Mr. Mittens, actually a female cat and a hamster called Rhino who is always in his exercise wheel. The two try to keep Bolt from killing himself along the way. In the middle of the film, Bolt finds out that his powers are actually fake. The article also said that the film might be getting a new name, with Hollywood Dog a top contender. [3]


On June 8, 2007, a CGI animated project titled Bolt was announced by Disney, amongst a roster of future films, to be released on November 26, 2008. Since American Dog was not mentioned and the name of the main character is also Bolt, it is assumed that the film has been retitled. [4][5] is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Voice cast

Cast Role
John Travolta American Dog The Hound Dog
Thomas Haden Church Mr. Mittens
Susie Essman Mrs. Mittens
Woody Harrelson Rhino The Hamster
Bernie Mac Fish
Mario Cantone Cat
Bruce Greenwood Bird
Hugh Grant Henry

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... Thomas Haden Church (born June 17, 1960[1]) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. ... Susie Essman is an American stand-up comedian and comic actress in television and films. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Quebec) is a Canadian actor. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ...

Marketing

A teaser trailer will be attached with the film National Treasure: Book of Secrets on December 21, 2007. [citation needed] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Trailer (film). ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


See also

This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // The following is a list of the forty-nine feature films that are part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as the Walt Disney Animated...

References

  1. ^ Amid Amidi (February 7, 2007). Toy Story 3 and American Dog News. CartoonBrew.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  2. ^ Laura M. Holson (March 4, 2007). He Runs That Mickey Mouse Outfit. NewYorkTimes. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  3. ^ Jim Hill (February 13, 2007). Toon Tuesday : How Disney is fixing "American Dog. JimHillMedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  4. ^ Coming to Theaters - Bolt. UltimateDisney.com (June 8, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  5. ^ Garth Franklin (June 8, 2007). Disney Announces Summer 2009 Lineup. Dark Horizons. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Bolt at the Internet Movie Database
  • Disney Animation Update: Story and Style, Not Format, at Root of Recent Upheaval
  • Sanders Forced Off American Dog

 
 

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