Bolt (2008)

11 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Bolt and Mittens jump out of the truck, Bolt starts bleeding and asks, "What is this red liquid coming from my paw?" Dogs are supposed to be colour blind.

Correction: Dogs are not supposed to talk either. You have to suspend belief a little.


Corrected entry: Bolt's lighting pattern changes throughout the movie. As he get dirtier, the pattern goes almost invisible, but later during the movie you can see the pattern is back.

Correction: This is a deliberate mistake as Bolt's lightning bolt sign is NOT a birthmark as he originally believed, but the mark of a make up artist, explaining why the pattern faded during the movie.

Corrected entry: A man hears barking coming from a shipping carton. He takes a knife and slices the tape that goes across the top of the box. He then opens the two flaps of the box with no problem, even though he had not cut the tape that went over the edges of the box.

Correction: Very easy to do; once you make the initial cut down the center you can tear outwards from the ends of the cut to open the flaps. Some packing tape is designed to rip across it's width to make for easier use.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: How is it that Bolt has never felt hunger before in his entire life? It's not the severity of the hunger that he doesn't understand. When he gets hungry while he is with Mittens, he makes it clear that he has no idea what the sensation is.

Correction: It is actually the severity of the hunger that he does not understand. He may have had mild hunger pangs in his life, but as an extremely well pampered TV series performer he's never really "gone hungry". It is the combination of the severe hunger and his growling stomach (the first time he's ever heard that) that he has never experienced before.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Bolt and Mittens are about to stow away in the U-Haul Truck, the thinner guy loads up the truck and locks the back door. Before the door is closed, you can hear the truck's engine start. When the camera changes, the thin guy is in the driver's seat. The thin guy had the keys all along. So how did the truck start if he wasn't even in the driver's seat yet?


Correction: There is a significant amount of time where the thin guy could have given the keys to the chubby one.

Corrected entry: When Bolt meets the two cats on the set for the first time, he looks on them through the top of the caravan. Behind the cats you can see the sky. How can you possibly see the sky while being in a hangar?


Correction: What we're actually seeing in the background is the filming set. It's not the real sky.

Corrected entry: The opening scene portrays Bolt in his world (or at least how he perceives it as a true-believing method actor). Nonetheless, it is virtually impossible to shoot a television episode in such a manner where everyone and everything hits their marks on the first try. (00:02:35 - 00:11:00)

Correction: Virtually impossible, but not technically impossible, therefore not a movie mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the final scene, Penny is wearing a yellow shirt. But, right before the credits, in the picture Penny took of Bolt, Mittens, Rhino, and herself, she is wearing a red shirt.

Brad Premium member

Correction: That doesn't happen.

Corrected entry: When Bolt is talking to the pigeons in New York, a bus bearing a "Bolt" ad pulls up. Seconds later, after the bus leaves, another bus with a "Bolt" ad pulls up. However, in the very next shot, (a wide shot showing Bolt and the pigeons) the bus is gone.

Correction: At the end of the zoomed out scene you later do see the front corner of the bus as it starts driving away.

Corrected entry: A tank of helium gets lit on fire and explodes at a shelter in the movie. Helium is one of the noble gases and thus is not flammable.

Correction: The tanks aren't labeled. There would be no use for helium in an animal shelter. More likely, the tanks contain the highly flammable carbon monoxide, which is used to euthanize animals.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: During the credits, a pair of dice is shown. One die has the four and two on adjacent sides. On a real die, any two numbers adding up to six would be on opposite sides.

Correction: This is not true. Opposite sides of a die add up to seven. The 2 would be opposite the 5, meaning that the 2 and 4 would always be on adjacent sides.

Plot hole: At the start of the movie, a great deal is made of the boom mic that enters the shot. This is ridiculous, because Bolt's view would not be restricted to what was onscreen, he'd have a perfect view of the person holding the boom mic (as evidenced by it not being stable). There's no possibility of him not seeing the person holding the mic either. As Bolt completely and utterly believes the world he lives in, and thinks the situations he finds himself in (saving Penny) are real, someone holding a boom mic would break the illusion for him. In all instances in the movie where an outside force (i.e. a dog handler) interacts with him, Bolt never gets to see the person handling him (handler approaches from behind), the boom mic operator however is literally right in front of him.

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Suggested correction: He wasn't paying attention and considering that his focus was only on the "action", how the hell would he notice a boom mic when he's trying to protect Penny? His "reality's" never broken even AFTER he's in his trailer.

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Trivia: When Bolt threatens to drop Mittens from the overpass unless she tells him where Penny is, the bus from Speed (1994/I, with 2525 on the roof) passes underneath. (00:32:40)

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