Bolt (film)


Bolt (film)

Infobox_Film
name = Bolt


caption = International Poster
director = Chris Williams
Byron Howard
producer = Clark Spencer
John Lasseter
writer = Chris Sanders (story)
Chris Williams (Screenplay)
Dan Fogelman (Screenplay)
starring = John Travolta
Miley Cyrus
Malcolm McDowell
Claire Holt
Diedrich Bader
Nick Swardson
Greg Germann
Susie Essman
Mark Walton
music = John Powell
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Walt Disney Pictures
released = November 21, 2008
runtime =
country = United States
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0397892

"Bolt" is a 2008 CGI animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and will be Disney's 47th animated feature. It stars the voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Holt, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Greg Germann, Susie Essman and Mark Walton.

ynopsis

The story is about Bolt, a white German Shepherd who has lived all his life on the set of a TV show in which he portrays a superhero dog, and as a result thinks that his superpowers are real. Later, he gets accidentally separated from the studio. He then meets a female cat named Mittens and a hamster with an exercise ball named Rhino, and eventually he discovers that all of his powers are fake. [cite web |url=http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/bolt/ |title=Bolt (Story) |accessdate=2008-07-09 |work= |publisher=Disney |date=July 2007 ]

Production

The film was originally titled "American Dog", and was written and directed by Chris Sanders (director of "Lilo & Stitch"). Sanders has since been removed from the project and was replaced by Chris Williams and Byron Howard. [cite web | url=http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cgi/toy-story-3-and-american-dog-news | title=Toy Story 3 and American Dog News | author=Amid Amidi | date=2007-02-07 | work=CartoonBrew.com | accessdate=2007-03-05 ] 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." [cite web | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/movies/04hols.html?_r=1&ref=arts&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin | title=He Runs That Mickey Mouse Outfit | author=Laura M. Holson | date=2007-03-04 | work=NewYorkTimes | accessdate=2007-03-05] On June 8, 2007, Disney announced that the film, now under its current name, is planned to be released on November 21, 2008 in Disney Digital 3-D. [cite web | url=http://www.ultimatedisney.com/intheaters.html#bolt | title=Coming to Theaters - "Bolt" | date=2007-06-08 | work=UltimateDisney.com | accessdate=2007-06-10] [cite web | url=http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070608o.php | title=Disney Announces Summer 2009 Lineup | author=Garth Franklin | date=2007-06-08 | work=Dark Horizons | accessdate=2007-06-10]

The look of the movie was inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond. [ [http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=48627 Behind the Scenes of Disney's Bolt ] ] As in "Rapunzel", new technology in non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) will to be 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. [ [http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=22844 AWN Headline News ] ]

This is also Disney's first film that is made as a 3D feature already during the production. The two previously CGI features from the studio was first produced as 2D movies and made stereoscopic after its completion. [ [http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=24785 Disney Goes Deeper Into Bolt ] ]

Voice cast

The score will be composed by John Powell.

Video Game

A video game based on the film is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2008 for Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Marketing

A trailer for the film was released on June 27, 2008, preceding "WALL-E".

ee also

*List of Disney theatrical animated features

References

External links

* [http://disney.com/bolt Bolt Official Website]
* [http://disneyanimation.com Walt Disney Animation Studios]
*imdb title|title=Bolt|id=0397892
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* [http://www.o-meon.com/pages/business_of_show/bos_2006/bos_12-21-06.htm Disney Animation Update: Story and Style, Not Format, at Root of Recent Upheaval]
* [http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/061219i.php Sanders Forced Off American Dog]


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