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Voiced by: John Travolta

The main and titular protagonist.

Voiced by: Susie Essman

A stray cat who Bolt befriends on his journey to find Penny.

  • Balloon Belly: She gains one after having Bolt beg for food from the people in the RVs. She loved every minute of it.
  • Broken Bird: She's been traumatized by her Dark and Troubled Past, and it's made her bitter and cynical.
  • Cats Are Mean: Subverted. Initially, she kicks around the pigeons and makes them bring her food, but during her journey with Bolt and Rhino, she softens up and grows a heart.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Responds to Bolt's superhero delusions, among other things, with much sarcasm. She's the page picture for a reason.
  • Cat Stereotype: She's black and white, so she's snarky.
  • Con Man: Since she's been declawed, she can't hunt. But she likes to threaten people with her claws that don't actually exist. Before she met Bolt, she survived by extorting food from pigeons in this way, by making empty threats to the pigeons of, "bring me food or I eat you."
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her owners suddenly packed up and moved away one day, leaving her, a declawed cat, to fend for herself. She wonders what she could have possibly "done wrong" to cause them to abandon her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Replies to nearly everything with snark.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Cold and selfish, but ends up warming up to Bolt. Eventually.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: She forms this dynamic with herself as the female cat and Bolt as the male dog.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason she's a jerk who runs a protection racket against pigeons for a living, is because her owners abandoned her.
  • From Stray to Pet: At the end of the film, she's taken in by Penny. Though she seems to be more for Penny's mother than Penny herself.
  • Interspecies Friendship: She eventually becomes friends with Bolt (a dog) and Rhino (a hamster).
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She uses snark to mask her depression about being abandoned by her family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's not very nice, but underneath it all she's just desperate and lonely.
  • Lean and Mean: Was highly skinny due to not having means of food as a stray, though the "mean" part is averted later in the movie.
  • Messy Hair: She has messy fur because she's a stray.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Though they're never romantically involved, her plot arc with Bolt has a lot of the hallmarks of a romantic subplot, complete with a pseudo-Falling-in-Love Montage. By the end, they're basically Platonic Life-Partners.
  • Only Sane Woman: Amongst herself, Bolt, and Rhino, she's the only one who knows that Bolt's TV show isn't real. When Rhino mentions seeing Bolt perform amazing feats on the "magic box", she immediately pieces together that he's a TV star.
  • A Pet Into The Wild: Mittens was a pet cat until her owners abandoned her.
  • The Pigpen: Is rather dirty and scruffy-looking due to her status as a stray. However, in the ending scene, her fur is much neater and has a softer look, implying Penny or her mother cleaned her up.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Ends up being this with Bolt.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Somewhat Downplayed, but occasional mild injuries, and Bolt's abuse of her when he thinks she's an agent of Dr. Calico, are somewhat Played for Laughs.
  • Talking Animal: Like every other animal character in the movie, she's one of these of the "can talk to other animals but not to people" variety.

Voiced by: Mark Walton

A hamster that meets Bolt and Mittens.

Voiced by: Miley Cyrus, Chloë Moretz (young)

Bolt's beloved owner.


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