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- Age: 7 years
- Breed: Domestic Short-Hair
- Owner(s)/Person(s): Dominic Lanteigne (former), Jennifer Lanteigne (former), Penny Forrester, Tanya Leighton
- Voiced by: Susie Essman
Mittens is a sassy and short-tempered street cat who Bolt at first believed was an agent of Dr. Calico, but later they became friends in Bolt. She is pessimistic and has a wry sense of humor. She is a thief and a survivor. She wasn't interested in friendship at first, but she is eventually moved by Bolt's loyalty. Judging by her color patterns, she appears to be a Tuxedo cat. She is the tritagonist of Bolt.
She will appear again in the upcoming Bolt 2: Thunder Strikes! (Sequel).
Background and RoleEdit
Mittens has a very sad background as she was originally a house cat who was owned by a seemingly loving family. However her owners moved away and left her to brave the harsh streets of New York city alone and declawed, which would have decreased her chances of survival due to her lack of claws. Being abandoned got her to adopt a strong distrust and hatred of humans and a "look out for #1" attitude. She managed to survive in New York by gaining control of several pigeons who fear her by forming a mafia-like organization and forcing the pigeons to bring food her in exchange for protection, however if a pigeon fails to bring enough food to her (Take Louie for example, a pigeon who only brought Mittens half of a crumb) she threatens to use her claws on them and eat them and eat them even though she is declawed and therefore has no claws (however the pigeons are unaware of that fact), therefore she is bluffing. She got her just desserts when three pigeons who also worked for her named Joey, Benny and Bobby tricked a dillusioned dog named Bolt into believing she'd aided in kidnapping Bolt's owner, Penny. She plays along with Bolt's mistaken beliefs and eventually teaches him how to beg for food with something called "the dogface." They meet a TV-obsessed hamster named Rhino in a trailer park who joins them, and Rhino makes a comment about a "magic box", that enables Mittens to figure out Bolt is part of a TV show, but before she can properly explain, she and Bolt are captured by animal control, but Bolt escapes. Mittens ends up at the pound and loses hope, but is granted a miracle in Bolt coming to her rescue, admitting that he has no super powers. They escape the pound together and continue on their journey while Mittens shows Bolt how to act like a real dog.
When they reach Las Vegas, Mittens finds it a goldmine of food and comfort, and tries to convince Bolt to stick around and that none of what he knew back at the studio is real, including that Penny, being an actress, doesn't love him. Bolt refses to believe that, causing Mittens to rant and reveal her sad past to Bolt. Bolt insists in believing Penny loves him and sadly bids Mittens farewell, and continues on to Hollywood.
Mittens, feeling depressed, explains to Rhino that Bolt left to "face the green-eyed man alone". Rhino convinces Mitens they can't let Bolt go off alone and they follow him to Hollywood. Mittens witnesses the rehersal between Penny and a Bolt lookalike but so does Bolt, who leaves, thinking the tender moment he saw between them was real. But Mittens sees that the tender moment between Penny and the Bolt lookalike was just acting and that Penny really does miss Bolt and rushes to tell him. Bolt senses Penny is in danger and they rush to the studio, which has caught on fire. Bolt manages to save Penny and himself. As Bolt and Penny are taken to an ambulance, Mittens and Rhino stow aboard and are eventually adopted by Penny and they all move to a rural home, and Mittens finally gets the family she deserved. She also learned that not all humans are bad after all.
Bolt - In the movie, Mittens forms a rather strange but nonetheless strong relationship with Bolt. At first, she hates the "crazy canine", constantly looking for ways to escape from him. At times, Bolt treats Mittens rather disrespectfully which aggravated their relation. But as Bolt finally gives up, admitting that he doesn't have any superpowers, Mittens starts to feel for the mistreated dog, sympathizing with him out of knowing that he had been unfairly duped and he deserves to discover a life of his choosing. On their way back to Penny, Bolt and Mittens grows closer, and Mittens teaches Bolt how to be a dog and enjoy life. She, however, deludes herself into thinking that Bolt will stay with her, settling down in Las Vegas so when Bolt decides to go on to Penny, she decides to leave him, heartbroken.
Mittens true feelings for Bolt was never revealed or thoroughly explained in the movie, adding to the complex of their relationship, but is possible that Mittens fell in love with Bolt during their journey.