Dog owners across the country are being urged to “bolt” down to London’s Finsbury Park next Monday, 15 June, to help set a new Guinness World record for the loudest bark in history.
Disney is attempting the record to mark the DVD release of Bolt – the canine super dog with a supersonic bark – which is available to buy on the same day.
Hundreds of dogs are needed to turn fiction into fact by recreating Bolt’s super bark.
The current record holders are based in the US. Last September, 224 dogs in Shelbourne, Vermont, achieved a collective bark of 111 decibels. Now the Brits are biting back!
And who better to ensure the record is accurate than the top dog at Guinness World Records. Marco Frigatti, Head of Global Records Management and adjudicator on TV’s Guinness World Records Smashed, will be on hand to hopefully confirm the event a howling success.
To take part, dog owners should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details will be sent to anyone who registers and everyone participating on the day itself will be rewarded with a soft toy of Rhino – the movie’s much-loved hamster character – and an official certificate.
Academy Award nominated BOLT (2008, Best Animated Feature Film) is the first Disney feature to be conceived and produced under the guidance of Oscar®-winning director John Lasseter - the studio’s Chief Creative Officer and the brains behind Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Cars.
Voiced by two times Academy Award nominee John Travolta, Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny - voiced by Miley Cyrus - his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home.
Together with his hilarious new sidekicks Rhino – Bolt’s #1 Fan – and a street-smart cat named Mittens, Bolt sets off on an amazing journey where he discovers he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero.
Kieran and I really loved this film when we saw it at the movies. So we give it the thumbs up!