Bolt (U)

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3 — 9 April 2009

Voice Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus

Fri 3 - Sun 5 April 5.30 Mon 6 April 8.30 Tues 7 - Thur 9 April 5.30

Dir: Byron Howard & Chris Williams (2008) USA 1hr 43mins

Voice Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus

PLEASE NOTE: the 8.30pm show on Mon 6 April is for big kids and adults only

Disney/Pixar's latest animated gem for all the family is a likeable, dynamic and seductively characterised film. Bolt is the deluded super-hero dog star (voiced by John Travolta) of a hit live-action children's television show. Separated by accident from ‘his person', the equally innocent child-star Penny and joined by an alley-cat and couch-potato Hamster he learns to be ‘a real dog'. One of the pleasures of ‘Bolt' is how, without taking itself too seriously, it combines adventure with ideas and how the thoughtful, sympathetic script has fun with the reality/fantasy divide in a way that makes perfect sense to small children (advised age 4+), while still providing engagement and amusement for older siblings and adults.