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Super Rhino (2009) (Video)
Bolt (2009) (Video Game)


King Kong (1933)
On the "Sovereign Entertainment" lot, a giant ape hand passes by on a truck.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Bolt and Mittens (a white dog & a black cat) are chained together & must learn to work together to succeed.
Paul Bunyan (1958) (Short)
An image of Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox appeared on the Waffle World U.S.A. Map.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Bolt's name is a reference of Tunderbolt the dog, the show that the dogs and their puppies watch on TV.
The Godfather (1972)
When Bolt catches Mittens, before that the pigeons came to talk with Mittens. The Godfather theme can be heard as the background music.
Cujo (1983)
At one point Mittens calls Bolt "Cujo".
Inspector Gadget (1983) (TV Series)
The storyline of the Bolt TV show is reminiscent of Inspector Gadget. A girl named Penny, a dog who can only talk to her, a super villain with a cat and they usually end up saving the day.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (TV Series)
Penny's Agent tells her he booked her as lead guest on The Tonight Show.
Last Action Hero (1993)
Has a lot of plot similarities. Both feature a movie/TV superhero who finally realizes his lack of superpowers in the real world, yet manages to accomplish his goal. Even the antagonist in both movies has a different, distinguishing eye.
Animaniacs (1993) (TV Series)
Bolt's pigeons are a direct copy of Animaniacs' Goodfeathers (one of them is also named Bobby, and the name Joey refers to Joe Pesci, like Pesto does)
Speed (1994)
When Bolt threatens to drop Mittens from the overpass unless she tells him where Penny is, the bus from Speed (1994) (with 2525 on the roof) passes underneath.
The Truman Show (1998)
Keeping Bolt ignorant of the fact that everything is fake.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
When Rhino leaves the trailer park with Bolt and Mittens, he says "larak tarath".
Finding Nemo (2003)
A pidgeon tells another "...this is how you blew it with Nemo!"

Referenced in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #41.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the review of the film in next week's episode
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett asks for a Haiku review of this movie
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
A Three Word Review for "Monsters vs Aliens" says 'Better tThan Bolt'
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Pete compares Insectosaurus to Rhino the Hamster
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.37 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
John Travolta says his daughter has seen the movie
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says this is the only good recent CGI movie made by Disney
AniMat's Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2010) (TV Episode)
A recent Disney animated film that AniMat feels is trying to be Disney.
Jeopardy!: 2010 Kids Week Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Animated Films" category
Single Father: Episode #1.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned as one of the DVDs Anna gave the kids
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.68 (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "One Fact Among the False Gossip" category
Big Hero 6 (2014)
A picture of Bolt and animal control personnel Ester is seen on the police man's desk.
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
Bolt appears
Honest Trailers: Frozen Fever (2015) (TV Episode)
Shown in box office list
Geeks Who Drink: Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a theatrically released Disney animated film
Nostalgia Critic: Eragon (2017) (TV Episode)
"...who then farted out a pregnant Bolt who gave birth to this."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Ronnie Anne's Getting a Show! (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a Disney film with no legitimate villain.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Diamond in the Rough (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in Lino DiSalvo's filmography.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Bolt, Rhino, Mittens, Dr. Calico, Penny, Penny's Mom, Joey, Vinnie and Bobby make an appearance in Oh My Disney.


Gilligan's Island (1964) (TV Series)
We hear Skipper while Rhino is channel-surfing.
The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)
One of the shows on TV when Rhino is channel-surfing.
The A-Team (1983) (TV Series)
One of the shows on TV when Rhino is channel-surfing.
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) (TV Series)
One of the shows on TV when Rhino is channel-surfing.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) (TV Series)
One of the shows on TV when Rhino is channel-surfing.
Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck (2002) (TV Series)
Rhino the hamster watches this before Bolt goes in his trailer.

Featured in 

Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Bolt (2008) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
T4 Movie Special: Bolt (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips from films: Bolt, Cars, The Incredibles and Toy Story used in the show.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips are seen
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.20 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his recap of the history of 3D + clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of Bolt saying "You don't know the power of Styrofoam!" is shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Rhino is mentioned as a recent Disney sidekick. Clip briefly shown before one of the numbers.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Toy Story 3/Cyrus/Jonah Hex (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay cliché: I eat something for breakfast
StuTV: Episode #1.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during interview with John Travolta
Disneycember: Bolt (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Disney Dogs (2016) (TV Episode)
Bolt is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Disney Baby Animals (2017) (TV Episode)
Bolt is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That We Wish Got a TV Series (2018) (TV Episode)
Bolt gets an honorable mention.


Pulp Fiction (1994)
When Mittens is looking for a weapon to hit Bolt over the head, she picks up a trophy before looking up and seeing a baseball bat, just like Butch choosing the weapon in the shop

Spoofed in 

Hannah Montana: Can't Get Home to You, Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
As Jolt.
Macintosh Rhymes With MacGyver
Super-Dog is a Parody Skit

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