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An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

Director:

Simon Wells

Writers:

Cliff Ruby (screenplay), Elana Lesser (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Balto (voice)
Bob Hoskins ... Boris (voice)
Bridget Fonda ... Jenna (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Steele (voice)
Phil Collins ... Muk and Luk (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ... Kaltag (voice)
Robbie Rist ... Star (voice) (as Robby Rist)
Juliette Brewer ... Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ... Sylvie and Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice) (as Sandra Searles Dickson)
Miriam Margolyes ... Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices (voice)
Lola Bates-Campbell Lola Bates-Campbell ... Granddaughter
Donald Sinden ... Doc (voice)
William Roberts ... Rosy's Father (voice)
Garrick Hagon ... Telegraph Operator (voice)
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Storyline

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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His story became a legend. His adventure is one you'll never forget. See more »


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Born in 1919 in the small town of Nome, Alaska, Balto spent the first two years of his existence to carry food for the miners. He was considered rather slow and very little suited for this work. See more »

Goofs

In the race to see which dog is the fastest for the team, Balto joins, but after the starting gun goes off and the dogs start running, Balto is nowhere to be seen in the race when they run by the camera. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Rosy: [first lines] It was here... someplace.
Granddaughter: But we've already been past here!
Grandma Rosy: Heh. The trees have grown so big. It's been so long since my last visit.
[walks and sighs happily and Blaze was barking]
Granddaughter: Come on Blaze. Grandma, when was the last time you were here?
Grandma Rosy: Heh. Years and years ago. Way before you were born, sweetheart.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 9 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Reach for the Light
Composed by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Produced and Orchestra Arranged by Steve Winwood (uncredited) and Nathan DiGesare (uncredited)
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Salveson (uncredited)
Performed by Steve Winwood, featuring Childrens Choir Kids Connection Music (uncredited)
Backing Vocals: Bonnie Keen (uncredited), Chris Rodriguez (uncredited), Micah Wilshire (uncredited), and Tina Clark (uncredited)
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Awesome review for an awesome movie
25 August 2005 | by Dragondrawer88See all my reviews

Balto has been a favorite movie of mine ever since it came out. This is the touching story of an out casted half dog half wolf named Balto voiced by the talented Kevin Bacon who's voice added a slight charm to the Balto character. The story takes place in Nome Alaska in the year 1925. A sickness as stricken the town's children and with out the antitoxin which is located hundreds of miles away in town of Nanana, the children will surly die. The dog team sent to retrieve the medicine which is led by Balto's almost arch nemesis Steel, is lost in a horrible snow storm. Now it is up to Balto to find the missing sled dog team and bring the medicine back to Nome before it is too late.

This movie is so gripping, I can never sit through the whole thing without balling my eyes out. This movie has a great plot which is based of a true story, a wonderful cast of voice actors, and a vary flowing animation style. This movie is so gripping and compelling that it as inspired me to become an cartoonist. I loved this movie so much that some how I found out I have three copies of it in my movie library. Surly this movie is worth seeing or owning if it makes a 17 year old shows tears for it, or sets the course for his career. Call me a geek but this movie is perfect for any one who likes talking animals, old school basic animation, and happy endings.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,519,755, 25 December 1995

Gross USA:

$11,348,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,349,090
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DTS-Stereo | DTS | DTS (Digital DTS Sound) (1999 Re-Release)| SDDS (1999 Re-Release)| Dolby Digital (1999 Re-Release)

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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