Disney’s Bolt to Get the Digital 3-D Treatment


Disney Feature Animation’s Bolt — previously titled “American Dog” — will be released in digital 3-D when it opens Nov. 26, 2008.

Bolt is the latest digital 3-D announcement from Disney, which has been a pioneer of the format. The company’s digital 3-D releases have included Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Burton also recently signed a two-picture deal with Disney through which he will direct and produce 3-D features of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Burton’s short Frankenweenie. Disney next releases in 3-D the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, which will play in theaters Feb. 1-7.

John Travolta and Susie Essman lead the voice cast of Bolt, the story of a TV star dog named Bolt (Travolta) who is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York, where he begins a cross-country journey through the real world. Chris Williams directs.