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An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Balto (voice)
... Boris (voice)
... Jenna (voice)
... Steele (voice)
... Muk and Luk (voice)
... Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ... Kaltag (voice)
... Star (voice)
... Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ... Sylvie / Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice)
... Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices
Lola Bates-Campbell ... Granddaughter
... Doc (voice)
... Rosy's Father (voice)
... 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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Part Dog. Part Wolf. All Hero. See more »


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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$11,268,750
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kaltag is named after the Alaskan town of Kaltag. See more »

Goofs

During the white wolf scene, Balto's paws alternately have/don't have claws. See more »

Quotes

Balto: Home sick Boris?, Do you ever think about going back?
Boris: Dont fret my dog, I'm stinking here until I'm sure you can stand on your own four feet.
Balto: Your, taking care of me?
Boris: Dont thank me.
Balto: I smell... Heron.
Boris: The heron are flying south too?
Balto: Hey, must be Muk and Luk.
Boris: Hu-uh Good news?
Luk: Uncle Boris!
Balto: Oh no.
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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

Edited into The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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)
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Excellent, overlooked animated film.
29 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's not hard to see why this movie wasn't particularly popular (check out the scene where the carpenter is shown sadly preparing small coffins), but that doesn't mean it isn't worth a look. It's actually one of the best underrated animated films of the 90's. The drama is real, the visuals are beautiful, and the story ends happily. The live action prologue and epilogue are a little distracting, but they're made up for by a random (and hilarious) visual shout-out to "E.T."


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