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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)
Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Kaltag (voice)
Star (voice)
Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ...
Sylvie / Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice)
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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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Sylvie is an Afghan. See more »


When the doctor is transferring medicine from a bottle to a hypodermic needle, the level of the medicine in the bottle does not decrease. See more »


Balto: I have the keys to the city.
[disables hinges and pushes the door open; shows Jenna in]
Balto: After you.
Jenna: [noticing Balto's paws] Balto.
Balto: Big paws run in my family. At least... one side of my family.
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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 »


Featured in The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto" R&T Part 7 (2015) 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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A warm hearted adventure
2 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Balto & his friends, Boris, Muk, Luk & Jenna are characters to capture the heart. Romance, humour & determination lead us on an epic adventure through the snow. The voicing is excellent and the soundtrack is too. Steele is a good villain. There are some impressive animated sequences especially with the wolves & the bear. An overlooked masterpiece. 10/10

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