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Since the word “bolt” can be used as a vulgar word meaning a male organ in Russian, the film Bolt was released as “Volt” in Russia, with the hero called Volt. The film is also called “Volt” in Hungary, France and for the French-language release in Canada. The name of the film was also changed to “Lightning” in Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia and Poland and “Thunder” in Bulgaria.
In order to properly animate Rhino for Bolt, the crew adopted a real hamster which they called Doink and filmed it from beneath while it was walking on a sheet of Plexiglas. Thus they were able to see how Rhino would walk in his plastic ball.
Bolt was the first Disney animated feature conceived and produced in 3-D. The two previous 3-D features, Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons, were converted to 3-D after the fact.
Miley Cyrus was not the first choice to play Penny in Bolt. Chloë Grace Moretz voiced the entire film before Cyrus was placed on the project (which may explain why Penny and Bolt look so much like Moretz’s My Friend’s Tigger & Pooh character Darby and her dog).
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For movies, it’s usually IMDB.com or Wikipedia (if it’s Wikipedia make sure to double check it). For the parks I use personal experiences (mine, my CM friends, or followers’ submissions) as well as Disney Parks blogs. Disney Trivial Pursuit comes in handy every once in a while too.
I always list the source for the individual piece of trivia (it shows up at the bottom left when the post is on the dashboard, at the bottom left when it’s on my page). If there is no source listed, that usually means that it’s something that I’ve known for a while and just can’t remember where I got it from. I’ve been collecting trivia for most of my life :)
WALL-E was the first Pixar film to be nominated for 6 Academy Awards. This ties it with the only other animated film to garner this many nominations; Beauty and the Beast.
I agree! I was really shocked when I looked back and saw that I really had no trivia for it so far.