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Bolt
(2008)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
John Ashton Thomas
Randy Kerber
Dave Metzger
Kevin Kliesch
Germaine Franco

Additional Arrangements by:
James McKee Smith
Paul Mounsey
John Ashton Thomas

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(November 18th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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The song "I Thought I Lost You" was nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you have been enamored by each of John Powell's similarly frenetic, parody-style animation scores of the 2000's.

Avoid it... if you're expecting to hear anything dramatically different from Powell's usual, functional but predictable formula for these assignments.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,059
WRITTEN 11/22/08
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Bolt: (John Powell) For years, Walt Disney Pictures has aspired to reclaim the thrown of king of animation from Pixar, something the studio didn't even have the success of Dreamworks in at least partially achieving. The trademark 3-D animation and strong, personable stories of the Pixar films has, frankly, left Disney's solo efforts in the dust over the late 1990's and 2000's, and the studio figured its best bet in closing the gap would be to work directly with Pixar's John Lasseter to help resurrect their own, homegrown appeal. The first result of that collaboration is Bolt, the safe financial bet of the animation genre in the 2008 holiday season. The title character is a dog in a television series in which he saves the life of his owner, Miley Cyrus, from the evil Malcolm McDowell (no surprise) in episodes week after week. Unfortunately for the dog, he doesn't realize that his powers are a fiction and, upon accidentally being shipped off across America, he realizes the boundaries of his abilities the hard way. But Bolt is a journey and adversity story of the classic order, and the majority of critics disappointed by the film have cited the predictable and tired plot as its major detraction. Predictability is something that plagues nearly all animated films, and it has a way of diminishing their soundtracks as well. Composer John Powell continues his journey into the animated realm with another Disney assignment here, expanding upon a year that already included the hyperactive kiddie flick Horton Hears a Who!, the action-packed Jumper and Hancock, and the drama Stop-Loss. In many ways, Powell has become a more mainstream equivalent of John Debney, both in quantity and quality. The music that Powell produces so frequently for children's films specifically is always of high enough quality to suffice for the purposes of the pictures, but rarely do any of these scores excel to a level clearly beyond the others.



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457 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.04 Stars
***** 64 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 36:57
• 1. I Thought I Lost You - performed by Miley Cyrus and John Travolta (3:36)
• 2. Barking at the Moon - performed by Jenny Lewis (3:17)
• 3. Meet Bolt (1:49)
• 4. Bolt Transforms (1:00)
• 5. Scooter Chase (2:29)
• 6. New York (1:44)
• 7. Meet Mittens (1:25)
• 8. The RV Park (2:14)
• 9. A Fast Train (2:38)
• 10. Where Were You on St. Rhino's Day? (1:58)
• 11. Sing-Along Rhino (0:42)
• 12. Saving Mittens (1:02)
• 13. House on Wheels (3:07)
• 14. Las Vegas (2:01)
• 15. A Friend in Need (1:13)
• 16. Rescuing Penny (3:09)
• 17. A Real Live Superbark (0:46)
• 18. Unbelievable TV (1:20)
• 19. Home at Last/Barking at the Moon (Reprise) - performed by Jenny Lewis (1:29)

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