Bolt is the star of one
of the biggest shows on TV. The problem is that they made this dog think the
show is real and the dog has super powers. When Bolt is accidentally shipped
to New York and separated from his human
Penny (his co-star and owner), Bolt makes the journey across the country home alongside a black alley cat named Mittens and
a hamster named Rhino.
BOLT is an entertaining
animation romp. It is mixed with heart, humor, and a fun story. The voice actors spring to action to bring these characters to life (John Travolta as Bolt and even
Miley Cyrus makes Penny live). BOLT is a journey of discovery as a dog finds
out what it means to live and be a dog while penny terribly misses her beloved friend.
It is one of the best Disney animation films in recent years. The animation
is unique in the way they insert CGI characters into painted backgrounds.
The best extra is the
five minute animated short, SUPER RHINO, just as entertaining as the feature film. Next
up are two deleted scenes that has Bolt find out he has no super powers differently than in the film.
A NEW BREED OF DIRECTORS:
THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY- a behind-the-scenes look at the animation team and their crazy antics. Interviews with the two animation directors and the animation team
ACT, SPEAK! THE VOICES
OF BOLT- interviews with the voice cast and animation team as they talk about the voice acting in BOLT. The voice actor for Rhino was originally just a temp voice before they decided keep his performance.
CREATING THE WORLD OF
BOLT- inserting 3-D CGI into 2-D painted backgrounds via the computer. How they
achieved it (they took reference pictures across the country to get the lighting conditions in certain area).
IN SESSION WITH JOHN
TRAVOLTA AND MILEY CYRUS is a minute look at the recording of the music that John and Miley did for the song “I THOUGHT
I LOST YOU” (the music video is also included on the disc).
FINAL ANALYSIS: BOLT is a charming adventure for the whole family.
This DVD review is (c)
3-22-2009 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org