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"Bolt" Stories: Mark Walton as Rhino, John Lasseter x 2

by on November 24, 2008

Several news stories about Disney’s new movie Bolt have been published as part of the movie’s launch. CNN follows how Disney story development artist Mark Walton got the job to voice Rhino, the hyperactive hamster and rabid Bolt fan, noting that his work on the scratch vocal track was just never replaced.

Elsewhere, Disney Animation chief creative officer John Lasseter has been interviewed about the movie. The Dallas Morning News chats with Lasseter, who talks about animation’s strengths as a storytelling medium and the inspirations for Bolt, and also makes an offhand comment that they might just make a TV series instead of a sequel movie. Meanwhile, another chat with FirstShowing.net deals more with Lasseter’s new responsibilities in the studio, his views on animated moviemaking, the use of 3-D in Bolt and other Disney movies, and the return of hand-drawn animation in upcoming The Princess and the Frog.

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