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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Star is a Siberian Husky. See more
When Steele and his trio of dogs are mocking Balto in the alley by howling, in the shot where they see Balto growling at them and stop, Star's back stripes are gone. See more
I swam and I swam. It was freezing cold. And finally, I said 'Steele, you just have to gnaw your way to the surface', so I
[hears Balto's howl
It's Balto, with the medicine!
[runs outside; the other dogs except Steele walk out the door
Okay, okay. I can explain. See, you guys weren't there, so you don't... wait... guys, wait just a second... please?
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