History Fridge / Bolt

16th May '18 8:36:45 AM MrDeath
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** Really, Bolt was a danger to himself and others when he thought the show was real. He could easily have been killed many times when he tried to jump over things, stood in front of cars expecting not to get hurt and jumped out of trucks. He also thought all cats were evil and thought nothing of holding Mittens above a road full of cars to get information.
* Mittens was able to rescue Rhino when he [[spoiler: attempted a HeroicSacrifice during the burning studio scene by unscrewing the exit cover and taking him out before he was crushed by the debris he was trying to hold up with the hamster ball. Had the cover exit been positioned from the inside of the burning building or beneath Rhino's feet, Rhino would have performed a genuine HeroicSacrifice while his friends was unable to rescue him from being crushed to death.]]

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** Really, Bolt was a danger to himself and others when he thought the show was real. He could easily have been killed many times when he tried to jump over things, stood in front of cars expecting not to get hurt and jumped out of trucks. He also thought all cats were evil and thought nothing of holding Mittens above a road full of cars to get information.
* Mittens was able to rescue Rhino when he [[spoiler: attempted a HeroicSacrifice during the burning studio scene by unscrewing the exit cover and taking him out before he was crushed by the debris he was trying to hold up with the hamster ball. Had the cover exit been positioned from the inside of the burning building or beneath Rhino's feet, Rhino would have performed a genuine HeroicSacrifice while his friends was unable to rescue him from being crushed to death.]]
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17th Mar '17 1:13:13 AM NWolfman
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*** Considering how badly the show JumpedTheShark after everyone was replaced, it's safe to assume that it got canceled shortly thereafter. So [[ForWantOfANail this simple ratings boost]] was a fool's errand.
7th Mar '17 4:18:13 PM shrrgnien
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* While at first the opening scene seems typical or even trite--of ''course'' Bolt, the one dog that's visibly different, is also the only one behaving differently from the other puppies and also somehow the only one that notices and is interested in greeting a young Penny, he's the protagonist. It actually makes sense, though--the other puppies appear to be both younger and of a softer, calmer, more companionate breed, and they're focused on the shelter worker because he has their breakfast. Bolt, on the other hand, has the classic build of a white-morph German Shepherd mix--an intelligent, energetic, high-drive breed that needs a lot more than just kibble to motivate them. He's not ignoring the shelter worker because he's Special And Unique; he's ignoring the shelter worker because he's ''bored,'' and much more interested in the interesting novel stimulus of a new person than in his breakfast.
22nd Aug '15 7:14:57 PM Andre
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*** Arguably, they very well could have ''replaced the entire production staff'', which would explain the show taking such a drastic turn of direction.

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*** Arguably, they very well could have ''replaced the entire production staff'', staff'' (and given the network exec's threats at the beginning, it's very possible), which would explain the show taking such a drastic turn of direction.
7th Feb '15 10:24:32 AM creader
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!!FridgeBrilliance
* When Penny tells Bolt to "zoom-zoom" as they're fleeing the fire, Penny coughs uncontrollably while Bolt seems unaffected. Smoke rises, and Penny's much taller than Bolt, so is inhaling much more of it.

!!FridgeHorror
* This movie has lots of it, but the in-universe studio takes the cake. Its EnforcedMethodActing is deceptive, manipulative, and evidently places a huge burden of emotional distress on Bolt, even before he [[FromBadToWorse escapes while still thinking he has super powers]]. Given that this is all done merely to make his performance seem more convincing, it borders on animal abuse. And then there's the ridiculously unsafe set design; [[spoiler:torches that use real fire (instead of the fake fire they use at some restaurants) surrounding a pad below a little girl who's literally tied up? Even if they didn't expect the dog to end up knocking over the torches, they couldn't be certain the torches WOULDN'T get knocked over, making it still indefensibly unsafe. Either the set designers DidntThinkThisThrough, or they thought having slightly more convincing fire was worth risking the life of a little girl over.]]
** To top it all off [[spoiler:the movie ends [[EsotericHappyEnding without resolving any of this]]. Bolt is still airing and it's never suggested that our antagonists are [[IncrediblyLamePun fired]] or learn anything. This is bad news for the new dog/girl hire.]]
*** Arguably, they very well could have ''replaced the entire production staff'', which would explain the show taking such a drastic turn of direction.
** Really, Bolt was a danger to himself and others when he thought the show was real. He could easily have been killed many times when he tried to jump over things, stood in front of cars expecting not to get hurt and jumped out of trucks. He also thought all cats were evil and thought nothing of holding Mittens above a road full of cars to get information.
* Mittens was able to rescue Rhino when he [[spoiler: attempted a HeroicSacrifice during the burning studio scene by unscrewing the exit cover and taking him out before he was crushed by the debris he was trying to hold up with the hamster ball. Had the cover exit been positioned from the inside of the burning building or beneath Rhino's feet, Rhino would have performed a genuine HeroicSacrifice while his friends was unable to rescue him from being crushed to death.]]
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