Bolt
PG
Entertainment: +4
Acceptability: +3

Voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Mark Walton, Susie Essman. Animation/comedy adventure. Written by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams. Directed by Chris Williams & Byron Howard.

FILM SYNOPSIS: For super-dog Bolt (voice of John Travolta), every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet a cross-country journey through the real world to get back to his owner and co-star, Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus). Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and the help of two unlikely traveling companions a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens (voice of Susie Essman) and a TV-obsessed hamster armed Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) Bolt discovers he doesnt need superpowers to be a hero.

PREVIEW REVIEW: The most creative film since WALLE, Bolt is sometimes touching, often hysterical and always mesmerizing. The film opens with a great chase, ala James Bond only better. Where the opening sequence for Quantum of Solace was muddled by extreme close-ups and quick cutting, Bolts adroit draftsmanship immediately draws us into the chase as if we were a part of the action. .

The writers and artists have embraced moviegoers of all ages with this animated girl-and-her-movie-star-dog-who-thinks-he-has-real-superpowers adventure. Every detail has been given loving and experienced detailing, from the animation to the films score, to the directorial pacing. Disney has once again given us the perfect family film.

And the pigeons. You got to go for the pigeons. Theyre the new penguins!

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Buena Vista

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None, rather, the writers use wit to express exclamation , frustration and surprise.
Profanity: None
Violence: There are several detailed action sequences; although the filmmakers use discretion and show respect for the youngest audience members, it is always best to attend with your children, just in case they need any reassurance.
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: The dog has been separated from his human; this leads to a few touching moments that may disturb little ones moms and dads should be on hand to let them know everything will be okay.
Running Time: 96 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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