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


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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Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Balto  »

Box Office


$11,268,750 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Unlike the movie, the real Balto had bad press as "just a freight dog." See more »


In the ice cave, when the dogs are looking up at the big icicles, Nikki's back stripes are gone. Also, one of Star's back stripes is two spots. See more »


Boris: Who should you bring on a wild goose chase but a goose?
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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 »


Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Time Machine (2009) 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)
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Very sweet movie
30 June 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

A excellent movie, it is up there with The Secret of NIMH. The animation also is amazing, and the characters really really nice. Also the voices are the best I heard in the animations movie I seen and they really characterize the personage. I couldn't not notice the sweet voice of Jenna and the looks. Very complex and very cute. Also the voice of Boris, one of a kind. The single voice that I remember being so sweet was of Ms. Brisby from the movie, The Secret of NIMH, again a movie with excellent animation and voices. I enjoyed it very much and most surely will watch it again. It just marvelous.

-"Its amazing, fantastic, uber, extraordinary, magnificent, marvelous" -"IT ROCKS!" *BAM* :)

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