By Leah Rozen Scott Huver
December 01, 2008 12:00 PM

Voices by John Travolta, Susie Essman, Miley Cyrus


Forget dopey Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Here’s a doggie movie worth barking about. This clever animated comedy, which both kids and chaperoning adults will enjoy, tells of Bolt (Travolta), a canine superhero on a Hollywood TV series. After he’s plopped accidentally into real life in scary Manhattan, Bolt begins an arduous journey back to L.A. and Penny (Cyrus), his beloved owner-costar. Travolta makes for a sweet, courageous puppy, but the true treasure here is Essman’s tetchy Mittens, a bad-tempered, bossy cat who could turn even the milk she’s drinking sour.