"Bolt" leaves an impact as a film and as a story by giving more attention to being loyal to its honest emotions rather than to logic.
For most of the first half, the movie is a silly and fun sprint that entertains us by releasing the titular character into the real world - which he cannot tell apart from the TV show which he is a star of. But as the second half unfolds, the film awakens our soft spots for the main characters, despite the plot's simplicity, and has us slowly start to root for them sincerely, as their cumulative likability tugs at our heartstrings.
As most new-age CGI movies tend to be, "Bolt" sports animal characters who are too cute to be real, animated art direction that is refreshing to the eye for both the urban and natural settings. The animation team does good by giving close attention to detail but by not going over-the-top. Also, props must be given as this movie features probably the most entertaining and believable animation of pigeon mannerisms.
By the conclusion, "Bolt" proves to be a seemingly perilous journey with a lot of heart that has just enough fulfillment for viewers to catch their breath and hope for more adventure - a film that, if you enjoyed it the first time, you will find yourself watching over and over.