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Balto (1995)

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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 the Goose (voice)
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Jenna (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 (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

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

After the team's hurried arrival in Nome, on the early morning of February 2 (5:30 AM local time) Gunnar Kaasen halted the team in front of the Miners and Merchants Bank on Front Street. Dazed, exhausted, and nearly overwhelmed from the ordeal, he stumbled up to the front of the team, where a few witnesses said he collapsed, muttering (about Balto) "Damn fine dog". See more »

Goofs

After Balto slides toward Jenna, they are touching nose-to-nose. A shot shortly after shows Rosy's dad calling Jenna. When the shot comes back to Jenna, about 3 or 4 seconds later, Balto is now in an alley. There is no way he could've gotten in the alley that quickly. See more »

Quotes

Kobuk: [to Steele about Balto] You just had to keep pushing him, didn't you?
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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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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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Wonderful family movie
25 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie evokes so much emotion in me, just thinking about it. This movie came out 1 day before my daughter was born. She still loves it to this day,

and now my 6 year old son enjoys it. He has watched it three times since i got it on DVD! This movie teaches a wonderful lesson. And is just a wonderful true movie!

If you can get this movie for your children. They will enjoy it for years to come, as will you!And i really don't need 10 lines to explain to you how good this movie is.

When you get the chance to watch it, that will be enough.


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