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I saw this film in theaters and in 3D, which is such a great way to see an animated film of this caliber.

Disney\'s Bolt

On the popular science fiction television series “Bolt,” stars Penny (Miley Cyrus) and her dog Bolt (John Travolta) fight against evil scientists to save the world. Only, Bolt thinks the whole thing is real, including his super powers. One day when he is let loose thinking Penny has been kidnapped and finds himself on the other side of the country. Along with a stray cat, Mittens (Susie Essman), and an obsessed fanboy hamster, Rhino (Mark Walton), they set off from NY to LA to save Penny.

I have to give a forewarning to any dog people out there that this film may make you weep. Mixing a good dog/owner relationship with a sweet reunion was enough to push me over the edge on the emotions. This film was adorable and just the right mix of sweet sentiment with humor. Rhino’s character is downright hysterical and you’ll never look at your hamster the same way again. My only complaint was that I was embarrassed coming out of the theater with puffy red eyes.

Nominations:

Best Animated Feature
I love that this is here and I want to root for it, but WALL-E is just too good. Sorry, Bolt.

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Best Picture

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
  • Gus van Sant, Milk
  • Stephen Daldry, The Reader

Continue reading to check out the full list of 2009 Oscar Nominees! And keep checking back with the site as Phasekitty watches and takes a look at all of the nominees as we march towards the awards show.

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The 2008 Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced!


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie – Changeling
  • Meryl Streep – Doubt
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
  • Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn – Milk
  • Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

To see the full list of nominated films and television shows, continue reading!

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Disney's Bolt

While it is not from Pixar, Disney’s animated film “BOLT” looks like a lot of fun. I saw multiple scenes (including the one I’m about to link) and a behind the scenes feature at Comic Con, and I really liked everything I saw. The film feels like a Goonies style adventure film with a cute “ready for the action” dog, a “misplaced” cat, and a “scene stealing” hamster. If you don’t know the plot yet, “BOLT” focuses on a TV canine action star of the same name (voiced by John Travolta), who doesn’t know that he’s an actor and thinks that he really is a superpowered hero. After mistakenly thinking that his co-star (Miley Cyrus) is kidnapped by an evil villain (Malcolm McDowell), Bolt escapes his captors (handlers) and embarks on a cross country rescue operation, meeting Rhino (Mark Walton), a TV obsessed hamster, and capturing Mittens (Susie Essman), who Bolt thinks is conspiring with the enemy (because you know, all cats are evil).

Watch the extended clip from Disney’s “BOLT” here. And check out these awesome pictures:

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