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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on a hit television show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional television series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned house… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disney's first 3D animation, made under new head John Lasseter, is a likeable, dynamic and seductively characterised family entertainment."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Belief may be in question for much of the movie -- only for the perturbed pooch -- but fortunately, enjoyment is never a problem."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Restores some faith that there are some creative minds left in animated films that Pixar hasn't added to its talent pool."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Wait... an all-star voice cast for a computer-animated story we've never heard of before, and it's watchable, too?"
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"...a fairly winning animated endeavor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"That it falls short of Pixar's lofty heights doesn't mean the attempt isn't worthwhile; indeed, Bolt is the most entertaining and well-crafted Disney Animation movie in years."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"In the pre-Thanksgiving lull, parents can take their young'uns to Bolt, drop their 10-to-14-year-olds off at Twilight, and the whole family will have survived the weekend."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"It's sophisticated look is rich with details that are easy to take for granted, but which add immeasurably to the texture and dimension of the scenes."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"A touch slight by Disney standards, but even if it's not high art, it's still warm-and-fuzzy fun."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"What Bolt lacks in originality it makes up for in execution."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"The 3-D process is an enhancement, even though it's used with little verve or ingenuity. But the movie's terms are severely limited too."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Although it doesn't reach the heights of Finding Nemo or The Incredibles, it's a masterpiece compared with Disney's 2002 Treasure Island."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"The latest generation of animated flicks is a sort of latter-day vaudeville revue. Kiddies who take Bolt to heart may conclude not only that dogs really do have superpowers, but also that everybody's in showbiz."
‑ Mark Jenkins,
"Bolt marks Disney's long awaited re-emergence as a top-dog in the world of animation."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"Unmistakably bears the conflicting influence of Pixar and Disney's old ideals."
‑ Jeffrey Bloomer, Paste Magazine
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