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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 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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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$11,268,750 (USA)
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Trivia

The final leg of the serum relay was not run by Seppala and Togo, but by Gunnar Kasaan, who reached Nome on Groundhog Day. Kasaan was driving Seppala's second string of dogs, using a dog named Balto as the lead dog. In Seppala's considered opinion, Balto was a second-rate dog. For once, Seppala was wrong. See more »

Goofs

At a couple later points in the movie, near the end, Star's tongue is blue, not pink. The same goes for Nikki. At the end of the movie, before Balto goes to see Rosy, their tongues are pink again. See more »

Quotes

Rosy's Father: Doctor, how is she?
The doctor: Exhausted from coughing. Her fever's getting worse. Looks like diphtheria.
[sighs]
The doctor: She's the 18th case this week. And I'm out of antitoxin.
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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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Referenced in Stuart Little 2 (2002) 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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This movie was great, and I cannot see how someone could not like it.
17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is only my opinion, but this was probably one of the best animated movies I have ever viewed. I cannot understand why someone could disagree against this movie. Character voicing was superb, full of life and very well constructed. Aniamtion was beautiful, with smooth backgrounds and even up to the little details such as footprints left behind in the snow. The music was probably the best part of all, with the excellent orchestral background, full of dramatic phrases during an intense part of the movie. It especially sounds great when you're supporting surround sound.

This movie was a great movie and people think it was one of the greatest letdowns in the 1990's. In my opinion, it was the greatest animated movie and I would recommend that you should watch it with your family or with a friend. It is a fantastic movie...


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