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.
His story became a legend. His adventure is one you'll never forget.
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Did You Know?
Jenna shares similarities with Lady, the cocker spaniel from Disney's Lady and the Tramp
(1955), both characters are attractive female dogs who fall in love with diamond-in-the-rough type dogs (Tramp in Lady's case, Balto in Jenna's case), whom they help assist defeating a menacing animal (a black rat in Lady's case and a black grizzly bear in Jenna's case). Both wear collars that are significant to their character (Jenna wears an orange bandana, while Lady wears a blue collar). Both are loyal and determined to save their child owner (Jim Dear and Darling's baby in Lady's case, and Rosy in Jenna's case). They also share the same brown eye color. See more
When Balto is talking to Jenna outside the hospital, when he says "Hi. Look, uh... just a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if, uh... I-I don't know, maybe you'd like to go chase a few sticks by moonlight?", you can hear an echo in Balto's voice when he says "chase a few sticks by moonlight". See more
More whimpering? Between you and Balto is like Dostoyevsky novel around here. Lighten up.
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