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Balto (1995)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Balto (voice)
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Boris (voice)
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Jenna (voice)
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Steele (voice)
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Muk and Luk (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Kaltag (voice)
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Star (voice)
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Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ...
Sylvie / Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice)
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Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices
Lola Bates-Campbell ...
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Doc (voice)
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Rosy's Father (voice)
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Storyline

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race. Written by Alan Katz

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Part Dog. Part Wolf. All Hero. See more »


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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$11,268,750 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the race to see which dog is the fastest for the team, Steele calls Balto "Lobo", which is Spanish for wolf. See more »

Goofs

Thoughout the whole movie Balto's eyes are always changing colors, from green to red and red to green. See more »

Quotes

Balto: I have the keys to the city.
[disables hinges and pushes the door open; shows Jenna in]
Balto: After you.
Jenna: [noticing Balto's paws] Balto.
Balto: Big paws run in my family. At least... one side of my family.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Fievel from "An American Tail" (1986) pushes the Amblimation logo into place, then stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more »

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Edited into The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto 2 R&T Part 8 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Reach for the Light
Composed by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Steve Winwood
Backing Vocals: Bonnie Keen (uncredited), Chris Rodriguez (uncredited), Micah Wilshire (uncredited), and Tina Clark (uncredited)
Chorus: Caitlin McCollister (uncredited), Elizabeth Winwood (uncredited), Emily Estes (uncredited), Evan Brooder (uncredited), Gianno Caputo (uncredited), Holly Burt (uncredited), Jamie Grable (uncredited), Joel Dunham (uncredited), Katy Dunham (uncredited), Lauren Caputo (uncredited), Leah Lofton (uncredited), Mary Claire Winwood (uncredited), Natalia DiGesare (uncredited)
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A Movie Worth Seeing
25 September 1998 | by (Guam) – See all my reviews

Not many animated films from other major movie companies not of Disney are very good. Balto is one of these rare films. Very good voice acting from names like Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, and Bob Hoskins. I enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I liked James Horner's score so much I bought the soundtrack. There may be sometimes when the film doesn't follow the plot, but still it entertains. Roger Ebert gave it three stars. I must agree plenty.


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