The NY Times has a terrific article about Mark Walton, the Disney Animator and general pop culture nerd, whose ‘scratch’ track for Rhino, the wheel bound Hamster from BOLT!, became the breakout character of the movie. A couple months ago, though, the co-directors asked Mr.… Read More »Destiny calls Disney Animator to Voice Talent Stardom in Bolt!
A couple early reviews of Disney’s upcoming animated feature BOLT! have begun to leak out. Obviously you’ll want to avoid them to remain spoiler free. But here are some summary thoughts. Jerry at CartoonBrew recommends you see it: I really enjoyed the film – especially… Read More »Bolt Previews have begun
Here’s a little ‘duet’ between Miley Cyrus and John Travolta. I put duet in quotes because Travolta’s more of a backup singer, but he’s in the video. So hey. I think Disney is doing what it can to make sure Bolt is a hit. Releasing… Read More »Bolt Music Video – I Thought I Lost You
Bolt the dog and Buzz Lightyear the toy Balloons will be floating around as part of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The two entries and a float will help the Walt Disney Company promote two upcoming animated films. Bolt will premier on November 21st… Read More »Bolt and Buzz Balloons head to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The soundtrack to BOLT is now available for pre-order with shipping for November 18th. It goes without saying that some spoiler type information is in the track titles. So skip the rest of this post if you want to remain totally spoiler free. Here’s the… Read More »BOLT! Soundtrack revealed
Over at Apple.com’s trailer site Disney Animation has released a new clip from the movie. This follows Penny and Bolt through an exciting chase scene from what appears to be the television series. I really like the effects work and seeing this in 3D is… Read More »Bolt! New Clip Released
This November 21st Bolt, Mittens, Rhino, Penny will lead audiences on an adventure of a lifetime. BOLT follows the adventures of the canine television star BOLT who believes that TV based super-powers are actually real as he attempts to find his way across America back to his co-star and friend, Penny. Along the way a cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino become his companions and then friends.
So yeah, the cross country pet adventure genre has been done a number of times. But from what I’ve heard Walt Disney Animation Studios has put some real heart into this tale. Look for some of the tale-tale signs of Pixar’s story and characterization depth as this is the first film John Lasseter and crew have had influence over from before the first frame was drawn.
If you’re as excited about the film as I am, you’ll be happy to hear that the official website is now open to explore. Plenty of videos, photos, downloads, and games to enjoy too.
Below the cut I’ve included a short preview video with John Travolta and Miley Cyrus that includes a clip from the movie:
With the 800 pound gorilla that is Harry Potter out of the way, the pressure will be on BOLT to reign at the box office. Those who saw the whole film at the recent Walt Disney Studios press junket have been guardedly optimistic. Most said… Read More »Bolt: New Poster revealed as release nears