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Balto: Wolf Quest (Video 2002) Poster

(2002 Video)

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Continuity 

When the ice floes come together for the second time, the shapes of the floes are clearly different than when the floes were shown the first time. Also, their size and position change. When the floes are first coming together, the "bridge" is two or three floes wide, but at the end of the movie, the "bridge" is just one floe wide, and the floes are noticeably bigger than before.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Throughout most of the beginning of the movie, the raven's beak does not move whenever it caws. When Balto is by the river talking to the raven, the raven caws several times but it's beak doesn't move, yet in a later scene, when it caws, its beak moves.
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When Balto and Boris are at the totem pole with the raven at the top, Boris points out the raven and wolf, Balto says "Calm down, Boris. There's also a fox, a wolverine", his mouth doesn't move at all when he says "wolverine".
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When Aleu is running away, Balto says "Aleu? Aleu, come back!" but his mouth doesn't move while he's saying it.
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When Aleu says "Come on, guys." her mouth doesn't move.
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Near the end of the movie, Aleu says "Nava won't be able to make the swim.", but her mouth stops moving before "swim" is heard.
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After Jenna says "You mean you told her about being part...?", Balto says "Yes" as he turns his head, but his mouth doesn't move when he says it.
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During one of Nava's speeches, his mouth doesn't move for most of what he's saying.
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Continuity 

In the beginning when the pups are being adopted, the box they are in changes size in some shots. In some shots the box is small. In others it appears big. The box also changes height.
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Before Aleu says that Nava won't be able to make the swim, look at the top of her left leg. There is a triangle-shaped patch. In this long continuous shot, the patch disappears when Aleu starts speaking.
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In the beginning of the movie, Balto's eyes are pale yellow. When he wakes up from the second dream, his eyes are white. After he hops off the boat, when he gets close to Jenna (after he runs with the puppies), his eyes are pale yellow again.
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On the log, when Balto pulls the rope off the fox, the rope is hanging under it. The fox then pushes Balto into the water. After Balto surfaces, the rope is gone.
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When all the wolves are getting ready to leave, Nava, who is near the edge of the cliff, points out the ice floes coming together to form a bridge. A couple of shots later, the bridge is seen forming again.
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When all the wolves are getting ready to leave, Nava, who is near the edge of the cliff, points out the ice floes coming together to form a bridge, when before there was clearly empty ocean a few shots ago.
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On the ice floe, Niju tosses Aleu, so she's on her right side. Niju gets right on top of her so she can't get up. A few shots later, Niju is almost directly behind Aleu, instead of on top of her.
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On the boat when Boris is talking about the dream Balto keeps having, Balto goes over to a water dish and drinks some water. A couple of shots later, the bowl is gone.
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When the puppies are being adopted and it's down to Aleu and four red-and-white puppies, a human takes one, leaving Aleu and 3 red-and-white puppies, but after that, when a shot shows the puppies jumping, it shows that there are 4 red-and-white puppies, but Aleu is nowhere to be seen.
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When Aniu howls goodbye to Balto, her size repeatedly changes through out her final howl goodbye.
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Aleu's color goes from wolf brownish-grayish and then light brown and white through the movie.
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At some points of the movie, Aleu's ears are the same color as her body and not darkened. One such scene is when Balto is pulling Aleu onto the cliff using a tree branch. Look carefully at Aleu's right ear. In this long continuous shot, it is darkened, then suddenly, it is not darkened. The next shot then shows Aleu with both ears darkened again.
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After Niju says "You're outnumbered, half-breed.", a wide shot shows Niju and the other wolves advancing toward Balto. Look carefully at Niju's upper jaw. In this shot and the next, his upper jaw is black, when it should be gray. In the same shot, Balto says "Nava's right, Aleu." and Niju comes on-screen briefly, and his upper jaw is gray again. Also, Niju is missing the eyepatches, which are taken up by his eyes. After Niju turns around, his face is normal again.
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After Niju says "You will not stop me!", look at his eyes. The areas where the black patches are are missing the black. Each eye takes up the whole patch area.
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Aleu's ears alternate between being the color of her body and darkened throughout the movie.
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At some points of the movie, Balto's ears are the same color as his body, and not darkened like they should be.
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At some points of the movie, Nava's ears are the same color as his body, and not darkened as they should be.
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As Aleu is howling along with Muru as he chants, her position changes from standing to sitting multiple times, with no discernible movement in between.
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As Aleu departs on the ice floe, Nuk changes color from brown/white fur to maroon/black.
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After Balto saves Aleu from falling, there are scratches on the edge of the cliff. Moments later, the scratches have disappeared.
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During the song "The Grand Design", Niju tricks one of the wolves with a bone, and they all jump into a pile. When the camera zooms out and shows the pile, the number of wolves in the pile is inconsistent with how many wolves there were before.
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When Jenna is standing on the window ledge looking out at the snow, her left leg is all white, but in the window, the reflection is red.
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Near the end of the movie, when Balto climbs out of the water onto the ice floe, the light gray "socks" are clearly missing from his legs.
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Near the end of the movie, when Balto climbs out of the water onto the ice floe, the fur in his right ear is only outlined and not filled in.
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The height of Aleu's elbow-high (on her front legs) and hock-high (on her back legs) "socks" changes throughout the movie.
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When Balto is talking to Jenna about Aleu running away, there is a telephone pole with no wires visible. Two shots later, there are clearly wires on it. The whole scene ends up with all of the telephone poles having clearly no wires whatsoever.
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The ratio of red-and-white puppies to brown-and-white puppies changes during the shots that show the puppies running. It changes from one brown-and-white puppy and four red-and-white puppies to two brown-and-white puppies and three red-and-white puppies, then back to one brown-and white puppy and four red-and-white puppies again.
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When Aleu is howling in the crate and Jenna tells her to stop, a brown-and-white puppy is covering his ears. His head is brown with a white muzzle. In the next shot, however, when he jumps onto Aleu, his head pattern is clearly different than in the previous shot.
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On the boat, when Balto is telling Aleu of her wolf heritage and the shot moves to the wall when Aleu says "My grandmother was a wild animal?", her tail is curled, then she puts it down. But on the wall, Aleu's shadow clearly shows that her tail is still curled.
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Aleu has four toes on each paw, but as a puppy, she only has three toes on each paw. Also, on the boat before she jumps off and runs away, she has three toes on each paw.
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When Balto is having the second or third dream, and is covered by the blue blanket, he has three toes on his paws instead of four.
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When Sumac, Nuk and Yak (standing in that order, looking away from the wave) are by the edge of the spit of rock, they get drenched by a wave. Afterward, in the next shot, Yak is now on the left, and Sumac is now on the right, and they are facing the ocean. There is no way they could have changed sides and turned around that quickly.
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In the beginning of the movie, there are wires on all the telephone poles. Later, the poles alternately have/don't have wires on them.
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In the cave, when Aleu says "I'm not a wolf." to Muru, she steps in a small puddle. In the very next shot, neither one of her paws is in the puddle. Also, when she steps in the puddle, the tan "sock" is clearly missing from her leg.
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When Balto steps onto the log while he looks for the fox, there are no twigs. In the next shot, there is a twig. Seconds later, when the log rolls a little bit, the twig is gone.
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In the shots looking up at the log from the river, the size of Balto and the fox is off. In those shots, Balto looks huge, almost 5 or 6 times his normal size. The same goes for the fox.
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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.
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When Balto steps onto the log while he looks for the fox, his claws aren't out. Seconds later, when the log rolls a little bit, his claws are out. In the next shot, his claws are gone.
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After Aleu says "I am Aleu, daughter of Balto and Jenna, who happens to be a pure-bred Husky," she says "Who are you?" to Muru and growls. In this shot, Aleu's ears are the same color as her body, and not filled in. This is corrected in the next shot.
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On the boat, when Balto is telling Aleu of her wolf heritage and the shot moves to the wall when Aleu says "My grandmother was a wild animal?", her tail is curled. But in the next shot we see of Aleu, her tail is down.
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At the end of the movie, before Aleu howls, there is nobody around. In the next shot, there are two wolves behind her, and the whole clan is there.
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In the beginning of the movie, when Balto checks on Jenna, he opens the door, and you see 3/4 of him. In the next shot, you see only half of him.
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When the puppies are being adopted and it's down to Aleu and one red-and-white puppy, and Aleu and the puppy jump onto the edge of the crate, they are on the left side. When the human picks up the puppy, they are now on the right side. The following shot with Aleu waving goodbye shows her on the left again.
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At one point in the movie, Balto's eyes are gray instead of brown.
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When Aleu is sitting on the rock and says "Where do I belong?", the shot shows her right side, and you see the moon behind her. In the next shot, from her left, you see the moon again.
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During one of Balto's dreams, when he's looking at the house with the light streaming out the door, he turns his head toward it. His ears are the same color as his body, and not darkened like they should be.
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Close to the end of the movie, Nava, Balto, and Aleu are all on the ice floe. In the shot after Aleu says "Tell mom... I've finally found my home," Nava has disappeared with no explanation.
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Factual errors 

Throughout the movie, Jenna is missing the copper (Red and White) Husky's characteristic "snow nose" and the pink stripe it acquires in cold weather.
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When the puppies, who are eight weeks old, are being adopted, all their ears are up. At that age, their ears should still be down.
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Balto and Jenna both have brown eyes, yet a couple of the puppies (including Aleu) have blue eyes. Blue-eyed offspring from brown-eyed parents is impossible. If a brown-eyed dog mates with another brown-eyed dog, all the puppies should have brown eyes, not some with blue eyes and the others with brown eyes in the same litter.
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The wolverines are depicted with large, rodent-like incisors. Wolverines are carnivores, meaning they have small incisors between large canines.
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Miscellaneous 

Near the end of the movie, when a shot shows Balto on the ice floe with Sumac, Nuk, and the other wolves, all their eyes are drawn and colored in, but the black dots in the center are missing.
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When Sumac is approaching Balto and Aleu on the cliff by the water, a shot from almost underneath him shows that the toes on his front paw are not drawn in, and his back paw has the toes and their pad, and the bigger pad is missing. Also, Yak's toes are not drawn in on one of his paws. These goofs happen for just a brief second.
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When a wide shot shows Nava on the cliff and all the wolves gathered below, you can see that some of their eyes are just black circles, while others are pale yellow circles.
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At some points of the movie, characters do not leave pawprints behind.
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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.
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At some points of the movie, some of the wolf clan members (excluding Niju, Nuk, Yak, Sumac, and Nava) do not have mouth outlines.
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When Balto is playing with the puppies, and he rolls onto his back, the stripe on one of his legs continues down the leg and down the paw, when it shouldn't. The correct pattern is seen on Balto's other leg.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In one scene, a wolf says "The old one spoke the truth about Balto". Although Balto's name was never directly heard from any character, it might have been said by Nava when the camera wasn't focused on him.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Aleu starts her howl goodbye to Balto, you can clearly see that she isn't holding her left front leg in the air.
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