Synopsis: Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He's trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not real.
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 30 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min



That one.

Here boy.

You're heavy.

And slobbery.


You're a good boy!

You're my good boy!


Honey, I don't have much time!


Are you okay?

Something's came up at work, honey.

Daddy is not gonna be home

for a while.

I don't understand.

You can't go back

to the house Penny, okay?

What's happening?

It's alright.

You won't be alone.

You have Bolt.

I've altered him.

He can protect you now.

~ BOLT ~

Thank you, which of course,

is wonderful news.

Everything is positioning nicely.

There he is, doctor Calico!

Any luck getting our guest

to spill his guts?

Oh, his guts will spill.

One way or another.

Never! I'll never talk.


You're beginning to

irk me profesor, I'm irked.

And that will not do.

As the package arrived...

...I think it might make our dear friend

a bit more communicative.

I'm sending an agent to pick it up.

Gorgeous! Have him bring it to me

on the first flight.

Bolt, let's go!

We only need the girl!

- What?

- Where is Calico?

I'm not talking to you.

Bolivia, Bolivia,

Calico is in Bolivia!

Near lake Rogaguado!

Lake Rogaguado?

I should have known!

Come on Bolt, let's go.


There is a flight

leaving in 10 minutes.

Bolt, zoom zoom!

Bolt, dispatch!



Good boy!


Bolt, speak.

Okay, okay...

Good job, buddy.

Mission accomplished!

That's a keeper!

It's alright tough guy,

you caught them all.

Don't worry Bolt,

you've saved the day again.

Good boy!


Bolt, speak.

Boom mike!

- We got a boom mike.

- That's a boom mike.

That's sloppy.

The dog could've seen that.

He could've seen that!

Uh, who cares if the dog

sees a boom mike?

Forgive me for answering

a question with a question,...

...but who are you?

Mindy Parker, from the network.

Of course. Let me ask you,

Mindy from the network...

What do you see here?

- Uhh... the dog?

- "The dog" she says.

Oh, Mindy. Poor, poor Mindy.

Am I missing something?

You're missing everything, Mindy.

You see a dog.

I see an animal that believes...

...with every fiber of his being,

every fiber...

...that the girl he loves

is in mortal danger.

I see a depth of emotion on the face

of that canine the likes of which...

...has never been captured

on screen before.

Never, Mindy from the network.

We jump through hoops to make sure

Bolt believes everything is real.

It's why we don't miss marks.

It's why we don't reshoot.

And it's why we most certainly

do not let the dog see boom mikes!

Because, Mindy from the network,...

...if the dog believes it,...

...the audience believes it.

Wow. Okay, you want reality,

here you go chief.

The show's too predictable.

The girl's in danger, the dog saves her

from the creepy english guy, we get it.

There's always a happy ending.

And our focus groups tell us

They're not happy with happy.

So maybe you should,

I don't know,...

...spend a little less time worrying about

the dog's method acting,...

...and more time figuring out

how to stop 20 year olds in Topeka...

...from changing the channel.

Because if you lose

so much as half a rating point,... help me, I will fire everyone

in this room, starting with you!

How's that for real?

There. Perfect.

You saved me again, Bolt.

It's okay, it's nothing.

No more bad guys.

Do you want some food, Bolty?

Huh? Are you hungry?

You've got them, Bolt,

no one is gonna hurt me.

Bolt, look at me.

I'm fine, see?

Come here buddy, come here!

Go, get it Bolt!

Go, get it!

Yeah, that one is no funny either.

Well, what we have here?

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Dan Fogelman

Dan Fogelman is an American television producer and screenwriter whose screenplays include Tangled, as well as Crazy, Stupid, Love, and the Pixar film Cars. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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