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In this animated adventure, Bolt (voice of John Travolta) is a dog with super powers --or so he thinks. Really he is just an actor in a TV show. This painful truth becomes a problem when the pup accidentally gets separated from his co-star and owner Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus), and has to find his way home with only the help of a stray cat (voice of Susie Essman) and a ball-imprisoned hamster (voice of Mark Walton).
Why Is Bolt Rated PG?
Bolt is rated PG for some mild action and peril.
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The opening scenes of the film provide plenty of explosive action as Penny and the technologically-altered Bolt are chased by cars, motorcycles and helicopters that launch missiles at the pair. Bolt uses his superpowers to stop a car and flips it over on its roof. Criminals kidnap a man and threaten to blow up a gas truck driving beside a school bus full of children. An army of soldiers (with electrified gloves) and combat vehicles attempt to surround Penny and Bolt before the dog disables them. Several soldiers are crushed and others appear to be dead. Motorcycles and helicopters also explode while in action. One character is electrocuted. Bolt threatens to drop a man in a car from a bridge. Outside of the studio, Bolt is nearly hit by a truck, falls in a hole, runs into a fence and hits a window while trying to pull off his superhero stunts. He also threatens to throw a cat into oncoming traffic. He and Mittens jump from a moving vehicle and later fall off of a speeding train. A man is sprayed in the face with pepper spray and another is hit with a flying object that causes a sign to fall on a truck and explode. A child and animal are caught in a burning building. Animals face rejection from their owners. Brief name calling and taunting are included in the script. A couple of very mild sexual comments are made.
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Like Bolt, Buzz Lightyear has to eventually acknowledge he is an action figure rather than a real space commander in Toy Story. For older audiences, The Truman Story is also about a man who unknowingly lives in a fabricated society where he is constantly under surveillance by cameras that broadcast his life to TV audiences. The canine and feline worlds are at war in the film Cats & Dogs.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Bolt- 3D
Release Date: November 8, 2011
Bolt releases on November 8, 2011 in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack, Extras includes:
- Animated short film: Super Rhino
- Game: Bolt’s Be-Awesome Mission
- Behind the scenes feature: In Session With John Travolta and Miley Cyrus
- Music video: I Thought I Lost You (Performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta)
- Creating The World of Bolt
- A New Breed of Directors
- Deleted scenes with optional introductions by the directors
- Act, Speak! The Voices of Bolt
- Bolt Art Gallery
Release Date: 24 March 2009
Bolt strikes the home video market in three editions. The single-disc DVD release offers the movie and the short film Super Rhino.
The two-disc DVD version provides the short film plus deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes (A New Breed Of Director: A Filmmaker’s Journey, Act, Speak! The Voices of Bolt and Creating The World of Bolt). You can also watch Miley Cyrus And John Travolta in studio singing I Thought I Lost You. The package includes a DisneyFile Digital Copy.
Bolt on Blu-ray has all the extras found on the 2 disc DVD (along with the DisneyFile Digital Copy), as well as the interactive features Bolt’s Be-Awesome Mission Game and Disney BD-Live.