History Disney / Bolt

11th Jun '17 11:05:08 PM ChrisDen
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* ForWantOfANail: In an effort to simply boost ratings, a TV show loses it's biggest star, resulting in his sub-par replacement almost ''killing'' his co-star, who quits shortly after, as is forced to [[JumpingTheShark make up a convoluted plot]] to cover it all up which (presumably) ends in it's cancellation.

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* ForWantOfANail: In an effort to simply boost ratings, a TV show loses it's its biggest star, resulting in his sub-par replacement almost ''killing'' his co-star, who quits shortly after, as is forced to [[JumpingTheShark make up a convoluted plot]] to cover it all up which (presumably) ends in it's its cancellation.



'''The Director:''' 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 re-shoot. It's CERTAINLY why we do NOT allow the dog to see BOOM MIKES... because, Mindy from the network... [[EnforcedMethodActing if ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing the dog ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing believes it... then ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing the audience ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing believes it.]]

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'''The Director:''' You're missing ''everything'', Mindy. You see a dog. ''I'' see an animal that believes, with every fiber of his being; EVERY FIBER; that 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 re-shoot. It's CERTAINLY why we do NOT allow the dog to see BOOM MIKES... because, Mindy from the network... [[EnforcedMethodActing if ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing the dog ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing believes it... then ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing the audience ]]''[[EnforcedMethodActing believes it.]]
28th May '17 9:33:48 PM QuinineGlow
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* BrandishmentBluff: [[spoiler: Mittens threatens to unsheathe her claws on any pigeon unfortunate enough to fail to bring her a proper tribute of food, all the while never actually brandishing said claws. Makes sense given that the owners who abandoned her also had her declawed.]]
28th Mar '17 5:13:17 AM CartoonQueen99
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-->'''Mindy Parker''': 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, so help me, I will fire everyone in this room, starting with you! How's that for real!?

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-->'''Mindy Parker''': 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 that 18 to 35 year olds are unhappy. 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 ''half'' a rating point, so help me, I will fire everyone ''everyone'' in this room, starting with you! How's that for real!?
17th Mar '17 12:56:13 AM NWolfman
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* ForWhatOfANail: In an effort to simply boost ratings, a TV show loses it's biggest star, resulting in his sub-par replacement almost ''killing'' his co-star, who quits shortly after, as is forced to [[JumpingTheShark make up a convoluted plot]] to cover it all up which (presumably) ends in it's cancellation.

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* ForWhatOfANail: ForWantOfANail: In an effort to simply boost ratings, a TV show loses it's biggest star, resulting in his sub-par replacement almost ''killing'' his co-star, who quits shortly after, as is forced to [[JumpingTheShark make up a convoluted plot]] to cover it all up which (presumably) ends in it's cancellation.
17th Mar '17 12:55:35 AM NWolfman
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** Such people also earn themselves their very own spot in TheScrappy gallery. Ratings and maintaining a network are ''not'' viable excuses for the expense a dog's mental well-being, endangering a young girl's life, and once again stifling a director's creative control (along with possibly corrupting [[DoingItForTheArt any integrity he may have had]] before her first appearance). Not to mention this spectacular "award-winning" line:

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** Such people also earn themselves their very own spot in TheScrappy gallery. Ratings That said, ratings and maintaining a network are ''not'' viable excuses for the expense a dog's mental well-being, endangering a young girl's life, and once again stifling a director's creative control (along with possibly corrupting [[DoingItForTheArt any integrity he may have had]] before her first appearance). Not to mention this spectacular "award-winning" line:



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Not only was Mittens abandoned, but she was de-clawed. This meant that she couldn't fend for herself after her family left her.]]

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* ForWhatOfANail: In an effort to simply boost ratings, a TV show loses it's biggest star, resulting in his sub-par replacement almost ''killing'' his co-star, who quits shortly after, as is forced to [[JumpingTheShark make up a convoluted plot]] to cover it all up which (presumably) ends in it's cancellation.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Not only was Mittens abandoned, but she was de-clawed. This meant that she couldn't fend for herself after her family left her.]]]] And in an earlier draft, it was revealed that [[spoiler:her name was actually Mr. Mittens because her owners never bothered to check if she was a boy or girl]].
17th Mar '17 12:45:04 AM NWolfman
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** The director of the ShowWithinAShow is even hammier though.

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** The director of the ShowWithinAShow is even hammier though. James Lipton leaves [[MilkingTheGiantCow no giant cows unmilked]].



** Dr. Calico spends all his screen time [[ChewingTheScenery picking pieces of scenery out of his teeth]].Then again, that was to be expected, given [[Creator/MalcolmMcDowell who voices him]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: The reason Mittens is singled out and taken prisoner by Bolt, is because the pigeons she was running a protection racket against told him that she was the "evil minion of the green-eyed man" he was looking for.

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** Dr. Calico spends all his screen time [[ChewingTheScenery picking pieces of scenery out of his teeth]]. Then again, that was to be expected, given [[Creator/MalcolmMcDowell who voices him]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma
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The reason Mittens is singled out and taken prisoner by Bolt, is because the pigeons she was running a protection racket against told him that she was the "evil minion of the green-eyed man" he was looking for.for.
** To a lesser extent, everyone working on the ShowWithinAShow: the cliff-hanger ending Mindy demands to make the show less predictable indirectly results in the show losing one it's stars when he runs away to find and save Penny, who he still thinks is in danger. The trained dog who replaces him nearly ''kills'' Penny by knocking over a flaming column on-set and her mother pulls her out of the show when it's clear that the studio has no concern for anything except ratings. Forces to make up a story about why Penny has a new face when another actress takes the role, the show [[JumpedTheShark jumps the shark]] and (presumably) gets canceled shortly thereafter.
17th Mar '17 12:28:41 AM NWolfman
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* KarmaHoudini: The somewhat-crazed director of the TV show is never shown get any form of punishment for his... questionable method of making Bolt believe everything in the show is real.[[note]]On the other hand, playing mind games on a ''dog'' is not illegal, and might not even be unethical if Bolt was a realistic dog. Also, since the director's ideals where hinged upon Bolt ''not'' learning the truth, it's pretty easy to assume that his "punishment" was not seeing the fruition of his methods come to life, due to Bolt having gone missing and being forced to work with a new dog that wasn't as restrained as Bolt was.[[/note]]
** The movie seems to take the position that the director and Mindy From The Network are both honestly doing their best to make the show as good as it can be, and therefore are not doing anything wrong (other than Mindy's part in solely concerning herself with ratings, over human compassion, mush less a little girl's feelings over her missing dog). The only other character treated as a villain is the smarmy agent, who is actively dismissive of his actor's feelings and only wants to turn everything into publicity (and therefore to his own benefit).
20th Jan '17 6:03:21 PM NoMoreRayWars
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* InterspeciesFriendship: Bolt the dog, Mittens the cat, and Rhino the hamster. Despite what FanFiction [[InterspeciesRomance tells you]], meaningful relationships can be [[TrueCompanions platonic]].

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* InterspeciesFriendship: Bolt the dog, Mittens the cat, and Rhino the hamster. Despite what FanFiction [[InterspeciesRomance tells you]], meaningful relationships can be [[TrueCompanions platonic]].
9th Jan '17 11:15:50 AM dsneybuf
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->''"Awesome!"''\\
--'''Rhino''', [[RunningGag over and over and over again]]



'''Rhino:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Let it begin! LET IT BEGIN!]]

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'''Rhino:''' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Let it begin! LET IT BEGIN!]]
BEGIN!
22nd Nov '16 2:01:46 PM darkchiefy
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* CaninesPrimaryFelinesSecondary: Bolt the dog is the main character. Mittens the cat is the eponymous dog's Sidekick.
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