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Balto: Wolf Quest (2002)

Video  -  Animation | Adventure | Family  -  19 February 2002 (USA)
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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)
Melanie Spore ...
Saba (voice)
Kevin Schon ...
Muc / Luc / Wolverine 1 (voice)
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Hunter / Nuk (voice)
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Aniu (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
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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Balto - Aventura na Terra do Gelo  »

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Montreal-based Canadian indie rock band We Are Wolves takes its name from Niju's line "We are wolves! We take what we need!" during "The Grand Design". See more »

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When the other wolves have left, Balto and Aleu are by themselves, and there are clearly shadows under them. When the raven flies by, it has no shadow on the ground. See more »

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Nava the Wolf Shaman: A star dies, and another is born. All is a great dance of balance.
[to Aleu]
Nava the Wolf Shaman: Any questions?
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Muru's Chant
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Better than first expected
17 February 2002 | by (Why would you care?) – See all my reviews

After seeing the commercials for this movie a bunch of times while watching TV, they only imply that this is one of those cute, kiddy, been-there-done-that film that non-Disney studios pop out once every month to combat the giant Disney empire. However, while actually watching this film, it turns out to be something completely different.

This film is *gasp* actually pretty good, and is easily better than the first!

The story, in a nutshell, is that our hero, Balto, had babies. While most of the pups look like their mother, one of them looks more like a wolf than a dog. She grows up and is unable to accept the fact she is more wolf-like than dog-like, then runs away. (She doesn't like being dominated by her father.) Meanwhile, both of them have the same dream filled with ice, a raven, caribou, and wolves. Well, both of them embark on a journey that manages to include all elements of the two dreams, then runs into a pack of wolves who must either leave the land they lived on for years or starve to death. Balto's daughter realizes her destiny is to leave her family and lead the wolves. Balto understands and lets her leave.

Yeah, I make it sound generic, but believe me, IT IS NOT! This film may be one of many that feature the "journey to find oneself" theme, but it succeeds extremely well! The message is deep, and the presentation is haunting with a little bit of comedy mixed in (the comedy is quite ordinary, so that may explain why the commercial makes the movie look so generic.) Add a great voice acting with talents such as Mark Hamill, Rob Paulsen, Jodi Benson etc., and you've got what may be the best direct-to-video animated motion picture ever made.


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