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.
Part Dog. Part Wolf. All Hero.
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22 December 1995 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,519,755,
25 December 1995
Gross USA: $11,348,324
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11,349,090
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the hospital, the brand of aspirin that the doctor removes from the shelf is Kohlgate & Co. See more
When Balto and Boris are lying next to each other depressed on the ship, a flock of geese flies overhead. When we cut back to Balto and Boris, the blanket that was covering Balto has disappeared. See more
[after listening to the telegraph office dog barking
It's terrible, my friends, just terrible. Steele and his team are lost.
Sled dog #1
Sled dog #2
Sled dog #3
What do you mean, lost?
They've missed their second checkpoint. They're off the trail.
[the other dogs lower their heads, saddened by the news
Can't they send another team?
It's too dangerous.
But... what about the little ones?
The medicine won't be here in time. We're going to lose them.
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
All non US/UK versions have the film's characters dubbed in local language. 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