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Balto: Wolf Quest (2002)

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Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.

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Balto (voice)
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Jenna (voice)
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Aleu (voice)
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Niju the Evil Wolf (voice)
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Boris (voice)
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Muru (voice)
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Terrier / Sumac / Wolverine 2 (voice)
Nicolette Little ...
Dingo (voice)
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Saba (voice)
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Muc / Luc / Wolverine 1 (voice)
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Hunter / Nuk (voice)
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Aniu (voice)
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Fox / Wolverine 3 (voice)
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Yak (voice)
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Half wolf Balto has a litter with his full husky wife. Most puppies resemble her and are easily adopted by the Wild West villagers. Only one daughter, which has his lupine traits, must be raised by them and devoted goose Boris. She also proves a free-spirited rebel, drawn to the wild. Balto spares no effort to protect his stubborn, near-adult pup, which leads to both of them confronting and joining wise old 'wolf shaman' Nava's troop, which needs to make hard choices, requiring a strapping younger leader. Written by KGF Vissers

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19 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Balto - Aventura na Terra do Gelo  »

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Muru's name is Latin. It could come from "mus", meaning 'mouse.' Or, more probably, it derives from "murus", which means 'wall.' This is where we get the word 'mural.' Most likely, it comes from "murus" because Muru himself turns out to be a cave painting, and he is part of a huge mural on the cave wall. See more »

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In the scene where Muk and Luk are on the seesaw, Muk (the smaller bear) clearly has a pink nose instead of his usual black one. In the next scene it is corrected. See more »

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Aleu: I say Niju's afraid to cross the great water!
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This is going to irritate some people, but...
19 February 2002 | by (Auburn, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I think this film, as a sequel, does a huge disservice to the original Balto

  • in my opinion one of the finest animated moves ever and one of the few


movies ever to move me to tears.

First, I really wish we could have had Kevin Bacon and Bridget Fonda back from the original. While the voices were good, it left me feeling a bit lost as to the relation to the first. Mark Hamill's voice was also completely inappropriate for Niju - at least as he was drawn, it should have been much deeper. Second, the animation - compared to the first - is atrocious. The computer-generated parts are easily identifiable and the scenes just don't seem to mesh as well as the original Balto. The combat scenes don't seem to flow very well. And one of the things that sticks out the most in my mind from the first is gone: the complex facial expressions of the characters. Third, the plot (while good) has some holes that you could fly a 747 through. The two evil wolves (and indeed the clan) were introduced so suddenly it sent me reeling, and how did the wolf pack suddenly know Balto's name? Fourth, it tried too hard to be Lion King - and it was so visible. With Aleu hanging off that cliff, I kept seeing Simba. With Niju standing up on the rock, I kept seeing Scar preaching to the lions. Why does every movie now feel they must pay homage to the Lion King in some fashion?

Still, the movie does have many redeeming qualities. It stays interesting for most of the film and deals with some issues that can be looked at by both children and adults from both sides - when to let go. Besides the holes
  • and no film is perfect - the plot was good, and I truly enjoyed the


Inuit references in the film - one of the truly forgotten cultures of America.

Overall, it was a good film and worth the DVD, but it could have been so much more.


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