Disney On Par With Pixar through Bolt!

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Bolt is the latest computer-animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and it was recently released on 21st November 2008 (26th November in Russia). The film has reportedly raked in over $30 million dollars during its opening weekend.

Bolt marks a new chapter in Disney Studios’ history. This is the first full computer-animated film produced by the studio. Previously all animation films by Disney Studios are hand painted. In recent years, Pixar Animation Studios has been producing more popular animation titles compared to the pioneering animation studio. Pixar is now a subsidiary company under Walt Disney Animation Studios. Bolt utilizes a new technology, Disney Digital 3-D to be unique and to differentiate the film from the works of Pixar Studios.

Let’s see why I find Bolt so interesting.

Bolt Chase Scene
Special Sneak Peek

The video above is the Official Preview of Bolt, while the other 2 links contain more scenes from the film itself, which I prefer not to show to you just to keep the (main) plot of the story secret a little longer. If you have not viewed the preview, I shall try to capture your attention through words here.

So what makes me think this film will be a major hit?

Firstly, it stars the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus and fans would be happy to find a Bolt score sang by both celebrities. Next, this film is bound to be successful due to the sheer amount of talents working on it. Bolt is based on the idea of Chris Sanders (director of Lilo & Stitch) and directed by Chris Williams (script writer of Mulan). This will be Chris Williams’ directorial debut. The whole project is managed by John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Disney (who also held same position while he was with Pixar).

Apart from the castings and background staffs, the preview itself convinced me that this film will be very successful indeed. Not all ideas in the film are original but it incorporates the elements of some highly-popular movies in recent years and these are presented in an unique refreshing style. I would not reveal the plot here but if you do watch Bolt, you will probably recognize elements and plots similar to films and works such as “The Truman Show“, “The Incredibles“, “Spy Kids“, and “The Matrix“, “The Flash” (recognize the thunder?). There is also little (real) surprise to find that the main protagonist in the film is a white german shepherd which is named as Bolt (suprise!) after strings of controversial protagonists in previous animation films such as a lion in The Lion King, a racing car in Cars, toy figurines in Toy Story, a clown fish in Finding Nemo.

I have no doubt that Disney has made an ingenious move in acquiring Pixar Studios and appointing John Lasseter as the Chief Creative Officer at Disney. Starting from Bolt, I am sure there will be many more quality and humourous animations to come from Disney Studios. I sincerely hope Disney and Pixar would thrive for many long years to come and produce more quality works. DreamWorks Animation is arguably the closest competitor to the two giant studios and it has to come up with an idea as original as the first “Shrek” film to challenge them.

Click here to download Bolt wallpapers, icons and screensavers. While you are there, do play some Bolt games too!

So will you be watching this Bolt animation? Do share your thoughts with us when you have watched the preview or the film itself.

6 Responses to “Disney On Par With Pixar through Bolt!”

  1. wiNovember 27th, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    at first i tot that the jamaican sprinter is starring …

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  2. flowerhornNovember 27th, 2008 - 3:23 pm

    hehe… maybe Volgotimes can give away free movie tickets to promote this site? Unfortunately no funds lar, hehehe…

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  3. blackieNovember 27th, 2008 - 5:01 pm

    can… u sponsor lah! hahaha…

    the movie best ker… too bad we are kinda like ‘pirates of the Caribbean’

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  4. rag dollNovember 27th, 2008 - 8:35 pm

    yeah i heard tht its good…should be worth a watch!

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  5. Ignacio HarbesonMarch 23rd, 2010 - 10:39 am

    miley cyrus is one of the best singers in the world but she does bad things too …

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