Monday, June 9, 2008

Bolt Sighted...


The Disney Channel has given us a new glimpse of WDAS's "Bolt" with one of their in-between clips that are placed between programs...

Hat Tip to Matt.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

this film truly looks terrible. The character designs are ugly. The level of detail is that of video games. And the plot is a rehash of other movies. Hopefully, now that Lasseter is in charge better films will end up in the development pipeline.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to see how bad this movie turns out to be. It looks like its on par with that horrible Underdog movie Disney released last year. Disney, just stop making cheesy dog movies. Oh wait there's still that likely-to-bomb Beverly Hills Chihuaha movie they are releasing this summer ( which honor hasnt talked much about here because he knows it will suck but is afraid to show some negativaty)

Disney Vault said...

I don't think it will be terrible. I am actually looking forward to this movie.

p said...

First anonymous: Lasseter changed the designs an the plot, looking for a better story. :(

Anonymous said...

It was a YouTube-quality video featuring a lot of unfinished animation. I don't think it's fair to judge the entire film on that.

Justin said...

Wow, those are some harsh comments for a short clip on YouTube from the Disney channel. You can't tell anything about the plot from that clip. The compression quality of that clip is crap so you can't tell how much detail is actually in the movie. Let's wait for an official HD trailer.

Anonymous said...

I've seen finished character designs. they suck. Trust me.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I haven't seen finished character designs. I don't really know what I'm talking about. I was just trying to get people all riled up. I'm an ass like that.

I'm Sorry.

I bet this film is going to pretty good.

socalkdg said...

The dog and hamster look adorable. If they add a good story I'll go see it with the kids.

Anonymous said...

looks ridiculously stupid. i long to see what chris sanders would have cooked up.

Spokker said...

"i long to see what chris sanders would have cooked up."

John Lasseter firing Sanders proved in part that Lasseter is full of himself and not the Disney messiah that people make him out to be.

So far his two big projects that he's been tinkering with look monumentally horrendous. The Tinkerbell movie and Bolt look awful.

anonymouse said...

The Tinkerbell project that was in production BEFORE Lasseter got there was horible. Be thankful he was there to turn that shipwreck around. Also, don't judge Bolt till you've seen the movie please. And lastly Spokker, Lasseter is the last person to be full of himself. It was just a creative difference between where they wanted to take the picture and Sander's version, despite some interesting artwork just wasn't jelling. So unless you have more inside info than someone who works with them, I'd suggest to just wait until November before you say you hate it.

p said...

Please Anonymouse...remember these facts: Chris Sanders made Lilo and Stitch, and Lasseter made Cars, and "fixed" 60% of Meet the Robinsons, CHRIS AND HIS DESIGNS ARE BRILLIANT. Chris in Dreamworks is just... stupid, I couldn`t believe it!!!!

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Anonymous said...

"John Lasseter firing Sanders proved in part that Lasseter is full of himself and not the Disney messiah that people make him out to be."

My, My...

Lets make sure we have the full story before we start making allegations. Lasseter assigned a co-director to American Dog because the story was lacking. Sanders was not fond of the idea and some might actually say he was "full of himself." So after fighting a process that has proven successful time and time and again and also delaying a project with a timeline, John pulls him off of the project, which is again very common in the animation business. In fact, Sanders is now finishing a project for DreamWorks that once belonged to another director, amazing how common this is, isn't it?

Yes, Sanders' art was amazing but this was his first film solo.

Lilo and Stitch?? Co-written and directed and some give most of the story credit to Dean Deblois for its charm.

Would you rather sit through a horrible story with incredible art or a great story with mediocre art? I choose the latter. And quite frankly and as one anonymous has pointed out, what we just saw on You Tube was not completed art and design.

Anonymous said...

Sir Floyd Norman on 'Bolt'

Floyd Norman says:
Don’t diss “Bolt.” From what I’ve already seen, it’s a pretty darn good little film. Kudos to my young colleague, Chris Williams.
Nice to see “Bolt” going to Chronicle Books for publishing. Doesn’t Disney have a publishing company? Oops! My bad!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the source of the previous comment was from cartoonbrew.com

Justin said...

How can you say a movie is going to be awful based off of a clip made for 11 year old girls that shows nothing of the plot of the movie? Isn't plot suppose to be the most important part of a movie? This clip was made and designed to appeal to the Hannah Montanna crowd.

Once again, while Chris Sanders' designs may have been appealing, no one knows a lick of plot from that movie either, so no one knows how that movie would have turned out. Wait for the movie to come out before passing judgement.

Alex C. said...

Do these characters look ugly to you?
www.firstshowing.net/img/bolt-firstlook-big.jpg
They don't to me.
Still, I would've loved to see this movie finalized by Chris Sanders.
Stitch "rules"; Chris we miss you!

Spokker said...

They deliberately put the clip on the Disney Channel of all places. This isn't a leak of some stuff that wasn't ready for prime-time. And yet people aren't supposed to comment on it? It looks awful to me. If the finished product looks better, then great. But what I'm seeing now doesn't interest me, and some of the other people here.

Spokker said...

"The Tinkerbell project that was in production BEFORE Lasseter got there was horible. Be thankful he was there to turn that shipwreck around."

But he didn't turn it around. It still looks like the same Bratz-like quality of animation and story. He even put his big fat face in front of it!

"so no one knows how that movie would have turned out."

And we never will.

Justin said...

You can say that the characters don't appeal to you, that's fine. You can also say that you prefer Chris Sander's designs over these designs. Those are both matters of opinion.

What I'm saying is that these images were released to please 8-11 year old girls. They were specifically chosen and edited together to appeal to Miley Cyrus fans. They chose the cutest little dog and hamster pictures they could find and gave a heavy dose of Miley Cyrus. These pictures are not necessarily reflective of the entire movie, and certainly doesn't tell us whether or not there is any sort of story behind the cute dog.

Or is having a good story overrated and the most important thing is to have cool and original character designs? If that's the case then Treasure Planet must be a smash hit.

Spokker said...

"Or is having a good story overrated and the most important thing is to have cool and original character designs?"

How do you know that the original story was bad?

p said...

"Or is having a good story overrated and the most important thing is to have cool and original character designs? If that's the case then Treasure Planet must be a smash hit."

What about The Iron Giant? Can you explain me that?

"Story, story, story... that is the key" Please tell that to the Scary Movie and Shrek sequels lovers.

I think this movie will be great, because there are many talented story artists at Disney and more malleable. Mr. Deblois helped Sanders too. Lasseter didn´t like Lilo and Stitch either, don't be blind.

Spokker said...

"Lasseter didn´t like Lilo and Stitch either, don't be blind."

Sounds like Lasseter is blind.

Disney lover said...

to the ugly lifeless anonymous :
Pls dun criticized the disney movie as they all arereally interesting and awesome!! Pls go away if u are not disney lover ...get ur stupid life please......
U are just jealous about disney /.
i watched bolt yesterday ..it was meaningful !!!!!