Disney is releasing it’s newest animated feature film, “Bolt”, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The film is sure to be a huge hit with families who flock to the movies in a turkey induced coma for some stationary entertainment.
The character of Bolt is a white German Shepherd who is voiced by John Travolta. Bolt is a dog with superpowers who is constantly coming to the aid of his beloved owner, Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus). In reality, Bolt is a method actor. He’s really a television dog and the producers of the show he’s featured on just want him to believe that his superpowers are real. Real superpowers = better performance from their actor. When Bolt is separated from Penny, he meets a stray cat (Susie Essman) and a television buff Hamster (Mark Walton). He also experiences the real world and learns about who he really is.
While the “dog who lost its owner” story is nothing new for Disney, the film making giant always seems to put a new and endearing twist on the story. I’m sure Bolt will be on the “must see” list for the under 10 set this season!