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
His story became a legend. His adventure is one you'll never forget.
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22 December 1995 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The film's release was vastly overshadowed by the performance of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story
(1995), and, at best, did modest box office. This led to the closure and disestablishment of Amblimation, but it quickly garnered a strong cult following and is now regarded as a classic. Strong video sales lead to the release of two sequels: Balto: Wolf Quest
(2002) and Balto III: Wings of Change
(2004). See more
When Jenna says "Clumsy", her mouth doesn't move. See more
[Balto has stopped, and is looking at the marked trees; he detects Steele's scent on some of them
Which way, Balto? Which way?
[looks around desperately
Uh, this way.
[continues leading the team through the forest; sees Steele's scratch-marks on every tree
No, it can't be!
Why are you taking us in circles?
I'm not! I mean... I don't know!
[gesturing toward the marked trees
[referring to Steele
Maybe we was better off with him.
No! Come on! Mush!
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
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) See more