Take a look at what this animated character had to say about working with his star, Bolt
Bolt hits the shelves on Blu-ray on Sunday, March 22 and on DVD two days later on March 24. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment recently passed along an interview with one of the big characters of the film, The Television Director. Here's what he had to say about his job.
Can you tell us exactly what a television director does?
The Television Director: A director is the top dog on a television show. He's the person in charge, the person who everyone reports to. He's
also the guy the network comes to when things go wrong with a show.
Sounds like it's a very important job...
The Television Director: Oh, it is. I'm in charge of everything from the look of a show to the casting of actors and animals.
How would you describe your star dog, Bolt, and his TV show?
The Television Director: Bolt is the greatest superhero on television. He has amazing super powers including super speed and super
strength. He's always saving a girl called Penny from the evil clutches of Dr. Calico. It's an amazing show.
There's a rumor going around that the network have been to see you recently...
The Television Director: Really? Who told you that? Have you been snooping around or something?
A little birdie told us...
The Television Director:Well, you're right. Mindy Parker from the network came down to the studio recently. Oh, Mindy. Poor, poor Mindy. I
didn't like her one bit. She didn't have a clue about the show or the dog.
What did Mindy say?
The Television Director: She told me that 18-35 year olds weren't very happy with the show. The network didn't like the way that we weren't
appealing to that age group, so they asked us to make some changes. They wanted more drama and said the show was predictable. How outrageous!
bolSo you didn't like her comments?
The Television Director: I didn't like them one bit. How dare she come into my edit suite and talk to me like that! She didn't know a thing about Bolt. She didn't even know that he doesn't even realize he's
in a television show.
What do you mean by that?
The Television Director: Bolt thinks his powers are real. He doesn't know he's the star of a TV show.We jump through hoops to make sure he
believes everything he sees is real.
The Television Director: Sure! That's why we don't miss marks. That's why we don't re-shoot.And that's why we most definitely don't let the dog
see a boom mike, which is something that happened recently. If the dog believes it, the audience believes it. That's the key to our success.
Did Mindy agree with you?
The Television Director: Mindy didn't care. All she wanted to see were increases in viewing figures and that's it.
Did Mindy get to meet Bolt?
The Television Director: No way. I wouldn't let that happen. Mindy didn't care for the dog. She just thinks of him as any other animal, but I don't.
What do you see when you look at Bolt then?
The Television Director: I see an animal who believes with every fiber of his being - every fiber - that the girl he loves is in mortal danger. I see a depth of emotion on the face of that canine that has never
been seen on the small screen before.
You sound very passionate about the dog and the show...
The Television Director: That's because I'm the director! I put my heart and soul into this project - and I'll be damned if a network executive like Mindy Parker is going to ruin my show. I'll make sure she
doesn't if it's the last thing I do!
Bolt hits the shelves on Blu-ray on Sunday, March 22 and on DVD two days later on March 24