History Headscratchers / Bolt

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.
19th Dec '14 2:31:33 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Just something I'm curious about: Penny has a very similar appearance to [[TheRescuers another Penny]] from the DisneyAnimatedCanon. (Not to mention [[OliverAndCompany Jenny]], who was based the aforementioned Penny.) Was this an intentional ContinuityNod, or did they just forget to do their research?

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* Just something I'm curious about: Penny has a very similar appearance to [[TheRescuers [[Disney/TheRescuers another Penny]] from the DisneyAnimatedCanon. Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. (Not to mention [[OliverAndCompany [[Disney/OliverAndCompany Jenny]], who was based the aforementioned Penny.) Was this an intentional ContinuityNod, or did they just forget to do their research?
10th Dec '14 8:13:32 AM whisperstar13
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*** What about Mittens, though? She wanted to get rid of Bolt in the beginning - why not just tell him what the tag around his neck was and that he could get home if he showed it to some human?
14th Oct '14 3:22:26 PM MrDeath
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* If Bolt thinks the show is real, how can the show producers ensure that he's going to do everything they expect him to do?

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* If Bolt thinks the show is real, how can the show producers ensure that he's going to do everything they expect him to do?do?
** 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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