History Headscratchers / Bolt

26th Oct '17 8:15:06 PM ShinyAeon
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* After they rescue Mittens from the pound, why is Rhino suddenly okay with her not being treated like a prisoner? He still thinks Bolt is a real super-dog, yet after Bolt learns the truth, he never gets on Mittens's case about her supposed evilness like he did earlier on.

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* After they rescue Mittens from the pound, why is Rhino suddenly okay with her not being treated like a prisoner? He still thinks Bolt is a real super-dog, yet after Bolt learns the truth, he never gets on Mittens's case about her supposed evilness like he did earlier on.on.
** Rhino is nothing if not GenreSavvy. He knows that once you go out of your way to rescue the villain's henchman from certain death, they're likely to do a FaceHeelTurn and join the good guys. Since Bolt was treating Mittens like a friend after that point, obviously Rhino followed his lead.
12th May '17 12:32:34 PM Ansongc2000
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** That show had kept them fed and clothed for years, and it was only by the events of the movie that things started to get really bad, which is probably when Penny's mother started to see quitting as an option. Plus, as an actor, even a child one, crap like is describe above is an occupational hazard and if her mother did want to quit their only source of income over her daughter being treated unfairly, Penny seems like the type to refuse out of guilt until she nearly burned to death and was saved by the dog her employers had abandoned.
16th Nov '16 4:27:05 PM GammaCavy
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** Yes he was a troll. This troper has to comment anyway that her father actually did walk to school up hill both ways. School was on another hill than his house.
29th Aug '16 12:31:51 AM PaulA
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* So did the producers of the show brainwash Bolt from his puppy years to make him think he was a superdog? Because the scene at the very beginning seems to indicate that Bolt was either always Penny's dog outside the show or that scene is the first episode of a very LongRunner. Very confusing.

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* So did the producers of the show brainwash Bolt from his puppy years to make him think he was a superdog? Because the scene at the very beginning seems to indicate that Bolt was either always Penny's dog outside the show or that scene is the first episode of a very LongRunner.long-running series. Very confusing.
24th Jul '16 10:10:36 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Why didn't Penny's mother have her quit the show earlier than she did? Even if you choose to forget that the show's executives refused to let her take her dog home with her while she was off work, they also lost the dog, tried initially to trick Penny into accepting a new one, insisted that she "be an adult" and continue working on the show instead of looking for Bolt...Shouldn't there have been a point where her mother stepped in and did something? Penny's only a teenager at most; it's not her job to support them with her acting career if she's not being treated well.

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* Why didn't Penny's mother have her quit the show earlier than she did? Even if you choose to forget that the show's executives refused to let her take her dog home with her while she was off work, they also lost the dog, tried initially to trick Penny into accepting a new one, insisted that she "be an adult" and continue working on the show instead of looking for Bolt...Shouldn't there have been a point where her mother stepped in and did something? Penny's only a teenager at most; it's not her job to support them with her acting career if she's not being treated well.well.
* After they rescue Mittens from the pound, why is Rhino suddenly okay with her not being treated like a prisoner? He still thinks Bolt is a real super-dog, yet after Bolt learns the truth, he never gets on Mittens's case about her supposed evilness like he did earlier on.
12th Apr '16 11:34:19 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** Penny was, for the moment, out of the picture. She could have left, rested, and so on... and been fine. Besides, they could have just done DawsonCasting.

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*** **** Penny was, for the moment, out of the picture. She could have left, rested, and so on... and been fine. Besides, they could have just done DawsonCasting.



*** Also, he's a super-hero, ThouShallNotKill is likely a part of his "heroic upbringing".

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*** **** Also, he's a super-hero, ThouShallNotKill is likely a part of his "heroic upbringing".



* Why didn't Penny's mother have her quit the show earlier than she did? Even if you choose to forget that the show's executives, as well as their own agent refused to let her take her dog home with them, they also lost the dog, tried initially to trick Penny into accepting a new one, insisted that she continue working on the show instead of looking for her dog...Shouldn't there have been a point where her mother stepped in and did something? Penny's only a teenager at most; it's not her job to support them with her acting career if she's not being treated well.

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* Why didn't Penny's mother have her quit the show earlier than she did? Even if you choose to forget that the show's executives, as well as their own agent executives refused to let her take her dog home with them, her while she was off work, they also lost the dog, tried initially to trick Penny into accepting a new one, insisted that she "be an adult" and continue working on the show instead of looking for her dog...Bolt...Shouldn't there have been a point where her mother stepped in and did something? Penny's only a teenager at most; it's not her job to support them with her acting career if she's not being treated well.
12th Apr '16 11:33:18 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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*** Though as any professional animal handler can tell you, the odds of even a well-trained animal doing exactly what you want 100% of the time are pretty much non-existent - especially if you're expecting things to get done in a single take. It's just another point that requires the suspension of disbelief. Granted, Bolt seems to be of superb intelligence, but that brings in the additional wild card of him possibly being able to think up new plans on the fly, which would also result in him going off the show's rails.

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*** Though as any professional animal handler can tell you, the odds of even a well-trained animal doing exactly what you want 100% of the time are pretty much non-existent - especially if you're expecting things to get done in a single take. It's just another point that requires the suspension of disbelief. Granted, Bolt seems to be of superb intelligence, but that brings in the additional wild card of him possibly being able to think up new plans on the fly, which would also result in him going off the show's rails.rails.
* Why didn't Penny's mother have her quit the show earlier than she did? Even if you choose to forget that the show's executives, as well as their own agent refused to let her take her dog home with them, they also lost the dog, tried initially to trick Penny into accepting a new one, insisted that she continue working on the show instead of looking for her dog...Shouldn't there have been a point where her mother stepped in and did something? Penny's only a teenager at most; it's not her job to support them with her acting career if she's not being treated well.
5th Dec '15 2:37:18 PM Nire
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** Most of what he does is on command from Penny. The rest, well, they trained him, so they can [[BatmanGambit accurately predict how he'll react to what they do.]]

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** Most of what he does is on command from Penny. The rest, well, they trained him, so they can [[BatmanGambit accurately predict how he'll react to what they do.]]]]
*** Though as any professional animal handler can tell you, the odds of even a well-trained animal doing exactly what you want 100% of the time are pretty much non-existent - especially if you're expecting things to get done in a single take. It's just another point that requires the suspension of disbelief. Granted, Bolt seems to be of superb intelligence, but that brings in the additional wild card of him possibly being able to think up new plans on the fly, which would also result in him going off the show's rails.
5th Dec '15 2:22:30 PM Nire
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*** I could be mistaken, since it's been a long time since I've watched the film, but I remember him saying, "The dog could have seen it!" or a similar line. That implies that he's afraid of Bolt putting two and two together. As mentioned above, Bolt probably wouldn't have paid any real heed to the boom mic.
27th May '15 6:44:16 AM Dyandere
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** Because the agent is a troll who likes to talk rubbish.
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