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

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Balto (voice)
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Boris (voice)
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Jenna (voice)
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Steele (voice)
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Muk and Luk (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Nikki (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Kaltag (voice)
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Star (voice) (as Robby Rist)
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Rosy (voice)
Sandra Dickinson ...
Sylvie and Dixie / Rosy's Mother (voice) (as Sandra Searles Dickson)
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Grandma Rosy / Extra Voices (voice)
Lola Bates-Campbell ...
Granddaughter
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Doc (voice)
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Rosy's Father (voice)
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Telegraph Operator (voice)
Bill Bailey ...
Butcher (voice)
Big Al ...
Town Dog (voice)
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Extra Voices (voice) (as Mike McShane)
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Extra Voices (voice)
Reed Martin ...
Extra Voices (voice)
Adam Long ...
Extra Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Bacco ...
The Balladeer's Percussionist (uncredited)
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Holly Burt ...
The Balladeer's Choir Member (uncredited) (voice)
Lauren Caputo ...
The Balladeer's Choir Member (uncredited) (voice)
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(uncredited) (voice)
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(uncredited) (voice)
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The Balladeer's Backup Singer #4 (uncredited) (voice)
Nathan DiGesare ...
The Balladeer's Pianist (uncredited)
Joel Dunham ...
The Balladeer's Choir Member (uncredited) (voice)
Katy Dunham ...
The Balladeer's Choir Member (uncredited) (voice)
Emily Estes ...
The Balladeer's Choir Member (uncredited) (voice)
Bonnie Keen ...
The Balladeer's Backup Singer (uncredited) (voice)
Patricia Parris ...
Addicional Voices (uncredited)
Chris Rodriguez ...
The Balladeer's Backup Singer #2 (uncredited) (voice)
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(uncredited) (voice)
Chester Thompson ...
The Balladeer's Drummer (uncredited)
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The Bear (uncredited)
Micah Wilshire ...
The Balladeer's Backup Singer #3 (uncredited) (voice)
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The Balladeer (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Simon Wells

Written by

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Cliff Ruby ... (screenplay) &
Elana Lesser ... (screenplay) &
David Steven Cohen ... (screenplay) &
Roger S.H. Schulman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Rich Arons ... associate producer
Kathleen Kennedy ... executive producer
Bonne Radford ... executive producer
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer
Steve Hickner ... producer
Douglas Wood ... creative executive

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Jan Richter-Friis

Editorial Department

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Clare De Chenu ... assistant editor
Karl Dunne ... scanner technician: Digital Ink'n'Paint
Renee Edwards ... additional editor
Sim Evan-Jones ... supervising editor
Nick Fletcher ... supervising editor
Erica Frauman ... post-production coordinator
Jim Passon ... color timer
Marcus Taylor ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Robert Litvak ... casting director: animation (as Bob Litvak)
Ellen Parks ... casting director: live action
Patsy Pollock ... casting director: animation

Production Design by

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Hans Bacher

Costume Design by

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Ellen Lutter

Makeup Department

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Tracy Warbin ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Sidney Brammer ... unit production manager
Jill Hopper ... production manager
Mark Swift ... assistant production manager
Matthew Teevan ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Laura Ann Fiorino ... assistant director
Erica Fox ... assistant director
Steve Pegram ... first assistant director

Art Department

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John Alvin ... poster artist
David Bowers ... storyboard artist
Luc Desmarchelier ... additional art director
Rodolphe Guenoden ... storyboard artist
Nick Houghton ... property master
Daan Jippes ... storyboard supervisor
Fabio Lignini ... storyboard artist
William Salazar ... storyboard artist
Harald Siepermann ... storyboard artist
Shauna M. Stevens ... art coordinator
Colin Stimpson ... additional art director
Dick Zondag ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Brad Biggart ... re-recordist
Kevin W. Brooks ... re-recordist
Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound editor
Jeff Clark ... sound editor
Keith Edemann ... assistant sound editor (as Keith Michael Edemann)
Louis L. Edemann ... supervising sound editor
Ronald Eng ... sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Leonard T. Geschke ... sound editor (as Leonard Geschke)
Jeanne Gilliland ... boom (as Jeannie Gilliland)
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
Alan Holly ... adr mixer
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer
Greg W. Lowe ... adr recordist (as Greg Lowe)
Donald J. Malouf ... sound editor (as Donald Malouf)
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely ... sound editor
Brion Paccassi ... re-recordist
Tom Paul ... sound mixer
Clive Pendry ... adr mixer
Matt Roberts ... original dialogue recordist (as Matthew Roberts)
John Roesch ... foley artist
Rod Rogers ... adr assistant
Steven J. Rogers ... production sound mixer: Live Action Unit
Larry Singer ... supervising adr editor
Philip J. Slattery ... assistant sound editor (as Philip Slattery)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist
Denise Whiting ... adr editor
Thomas Whiting ... adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jon Brooks ... special effects
Andrew Brownlow ... special effects animator
Martin Buckingham ... special effects animator
Steven Burch ... special effects animator
Leonard F.W. Green ... special effects animator

Visual Effects by

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Guner Behich ... senior fx animator
Stuart Campbell ... scanning supervisor
Karl Dunne ... scanner/digital painter
Simon Edwards ... digital painter
Stuart M. Ellis ... digital painter
Harry Elvin ... digital painter
Mick Harper ... supervising digital effects animator
Alan Horn ... systems administrator
Doug Ikeler ... visual effects
E. Jane Gotts ... colour model department supervisor
David Navarro ... visual effects animator
Rebecca Neville ... digital painter
Antonio Palermo ... digial effects animator
Mike Smith ... effects supervisor
Amanda Jane Talbot ... effects assistant (as Amanda J Talbot)
James C.J. Williams ... digital scene designer

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Bird ... camera operator: rostrum camera
Richard Carbone ... second assistant camera
James J. Ferris ... grip
Christopher Knights ... camera operator: rostrum camera
Craig Simpson ... camera operator
Mark Swaffield ... camera operator
Graham Tiernan ... camera operator
Susanna Virtanen ... first assistant camera

Animation Department

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Steven Albert ... background artist (as Steve Albert)
Colin J. Alexander ... animation production supervisor
Pascal Alixe ... assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Manuel Almela ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Cinzia Angelini ... inbetween artist: "Sylvie", "Dixie" and principal humans
Marc Arnull ... inbetween artist: "Balto" (as Marcus Arnull)
Simon Ashford ... assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Jane Barnett ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star" (as Jane Barnet)
Marc Bascougnano ... key assistant animator: "Muk and Luk"
Isabelle Beaudoin ... animator
Cécile Bender ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Arnaud Berthier ... animator: "Boris"
Andrea Blasich ... inbetween artist: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Guillaume Bonamy ... layout artist
Bolhem Bouchiba ... layout artist (as Bolem Bouchiba)
David Bowers ... supervising animator: "Rosy"
Julia Bracegirdle ... animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Gerhard Brammer ... key assistant animator: "Steele"
Claire Bramwell-Pearson ... lead assistant animator: "Steele"
Rune Brandt Bennicke ... animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star" (as Rune Bennicke)
Emmanuel Brughera ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Sylviane Burnet ... character lead: "Boris"
Peter Candeland ... additional assistant animator
Adam Coglan ... digital ink and paint artist
Olivier Coipel ... key assistant animator: "Muk and Luk"
Tony Cope ... key assistant animator: "Sylvie", "Dixie" and principal humans
Denis Couchon ... animator: "Boris"
Nicola Courtney ... key assistant animator: "Muk and Luk"
Emanuela Cozzi ... animator: "Boris"
Robert Edward Crawford ... digital scene designer
Valentina D'Ambrosio ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Uffe Danielsen ... inbetween artist: "Steele"
Mick De Falco ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Luc Desmarchelier ... background artist
Chris Drew ... inbetween artist: "Jenna"
Debbie Dryland ... key assistant animator: "Balto" (as Deborah Dryland)
Guy Duchet ... inbetween artist: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Mike Eames ... additional animator
Andy Eracleous ... assistant animator: "Balto"
Sahin Ersöz ... supervising animator: "Steele"
Stuart Evans ... character lead: "Sylvie", "Dixie" and principal humans
Luca Fattore ... animator
Stefan Fjeldmark ... additional animator
Debbie Forster ... assistant animator: "Grizzly/Wolf unit"
Emmanuel Franck ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Stephan Franck ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Joan Freestone ... additional assistant animator
Miguel A. Fuertes ... additional animator (as Miguel Fuertes)
Gerry Gallego ... assistant animator: "Jenna"
Javier Gallego ... paint checker
José Antonio García Villameriel ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Julie Gleeson ... background artist
Maximilian Graenitz ... animator: "Jenna"
Carlos Grangel ... character designer
Antony Gray ... additional animator / character lead: "Jenna"
Keith Greig ... additional animator
Andrew Griffiths ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Olsen Groiseau ... layout artist
Jurgen Gross ... additional animator
Natasha Gross ... background artist
Rodolphe Guenoden ... supervising animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Jérôme Guillaud ... assistant animator: "Boris"
Louise Haley ... key assistant animator: "Jenna"
Tony Hamilton-White ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Stephen Hanson ... background artist
Nick Harrop ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Anne Heeney ... lead assistant animator: "Balto"
Tass Hesom ... layout artist
Natalie Higgs ... assistant animator: "Jenna"
Craig Hilditch ... assistant animator: "Balto"
Michael Hirsh ... background artist
Gontran Hoarau ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Steve Horrocks ... animator: "Muk and Luk"
Brendan Houghton ... layout artist
Judy Howieson ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Clive Hutchings ... layout artist
Lee Huxtable ... inbetween artist: "Jenna"
Anne-Marie Irlande ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Lui Jauregui ... assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Daniel Jeannette ... animator: "Grizzly Bear"
Glenn Jeffs ... layout artist
Jakob Hjort Jensen ... additional animator
Paul Jesper ... animator: "Balto"
Louise Keating ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Ken Keys ... animator: "Steele"
Douglas Kirk ... layout supervisor
John Koch ... layout artist
Darren Kordich ... inbetween artist: "Boris"
Harald Kraut ... scene planning supervisor
Walter Kössler ... background artist
Jennie Langley ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Martin Lanzinger ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Philippe Le Brun ... animator: "Steele"
Christine Le Coz ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Benoît Le Pennec ... layout artist (as Benoit Le Pennec)
Sean Leaning ... animator: "Balto"
Paola Lecler ... assistant animator: "Muk and Luk"
Jørgen Lerdam ... additional animator (as Jorgen Lerdam)
Fabio Lignini ... animator: "Boris"
Tom Lock ... assistant animator: "Steele"
Christophe Lourdelet ... assistant animator: "Steele"
Cathy Lowdell ... inbetween artist: "Balto"
Simon Loxton ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Pascal Ludowissy ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Ludovic Maire ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Tanja Majerus ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Jean-Noël Manthe ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Nicolas Marlet ... character designer / supervising animator: "Muk and Luk"
Mark Marren ... layout artist
Sarah Marsden ... key assistant animator: "Jenna"
Bruno Martineau ... additional assistant animator
Patrick Mate ... character designer / supervising animator: "Sylvie", "Dixie" and principal humans
Marcos Mateu Mestre ... layout artist (as Marcos Mateu)
Thomas Matzeit ... lead assistant animator: "Balto"
John McCartney ... assistant animator: "Steele"
James McGinlay ... inbetween artist: "Steele"
Janet McKay ... lead assistant animator: "Jenna" (as Janet MacKay)
Brenda McKie-Chat ... additional assistant animator
Ron McMinn ... digital paint artist
Helen Michael ... key assistant animator: "Muk and Luk"
Kamye Miessen ... assistant animator: "Steele"
Quentin Miles ... animator: "Boris"
Robert Milne ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Uriel Mimran ... key assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Ivelina Nacheva ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Roy Naisbitt ... layout artist
Karen Narramore ... key assistant animator: "Grizzly/Wolf unit"
Tom Newman ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Damon O'Beirne ... layout artist
Claudio Pacciarella ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Stephen Palmer ... assistant animator: "Boris"
Fernando Pastor ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Dawn Pearce ... character lead: "Grizzly/Wolf unit"
Gabriele Pennacchioli ... inbetween artist: "Balto"
Stephen Perry ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Jane Poole ... additional animator / character lead: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Pedro Ramos ... assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Ray Rankine ... background supervisor
Marianne Rasmussen Jensen ... additional inbetween artist (as Marianne Rasmussen)
Jean-Francois Rey ... animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Rick Richards ... key assistant animator: "Steele"
Jürgen Richter ... animator: "Jenna"
Xavier Riffault ... assistant animator: "Boris"
Maiken Rix ... additional inbetween artist
Nicolas Ruedy ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Antonella Russo ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
William Salazar ... supervising animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Kay Sales ... character lead: "Rosy"
Jason Sallin ... assistant animator: "Jenna"
Mireille Sarault ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Mariateresa Scarpone ... key assistant animator: "Rosy"
Valérie Schaefer ... animation crew: Franck & Franck Studios
Christian Schellewald ... layout artist
Andrew L. Schmidt ... additional animator (as Andy Schmidt) / character lead: "Steele" (as Andy Schmidt)
Erik C. Schmidt ... animator: "White Wolf" (as Erik Schmidt)
Steffen Schäffler ... additional assistant animator
Kristof Serrand ... supervising animator: "Boris"
Jean-Luc Serrano ... layout artist
Éric Serre ... assistant animator: "Boris"
Paul Shardlow ... background artist
Pol Sigerson ... assistant animator: "Balto"
Emil Simeonov ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Andrea Simonti ... animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Steve Smith ... inbetween artist: "Steele"
Ronan Spelman ... key assistant animator: "Balto"
Kevin Spruce ... animator: "Balto"
Rachael Stedman ... background artist (as Rachel Stedman)
Robert Stevenhagen ... supervising animator: "Jenna"
Colin Stimpson ... background supervisor
Aksel Studsgarth ... assistant animator: "Balto"
Claudia Sturli ... inbetween artist: "Jenna"
Alexa Summerfield ... assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
David Swift ... ink and paint artist
Gary Sycamore ... background artist
Aurea Terribili ... lead assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Philippe Tilikete ... assistant animator: "Steele"
Vladimir Todorov ... animator: "Balto"
John Tynan ... additional assistant animator
Oskar Urretabizkaia ... additional animator
Jan Van Buyten ... additional animator
Jeffrey James Varab ... supervising animator: "Balto" (as Jeffrey J. Varab)
Gloria Vassiliou ... paint checker
Raffaello Vecchione ... assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences"
Jerry Verschoor ... key assistant animator: "Boris"
Andreas von Andrian ... animator: "Steele"
Dave Webster ... key assistant animator: "Nikki", "Kaltag" and "Star"
Andreas Wessel-Therhorn ... animator: "Jenna"
Robin White ... key assistant animator: "Steele"
Tim White ... inbetween artist: "Jenna"
Mark Williams ... additional animator / character lead: "Muk and Luk"
Tim Window ... key assistant animator: "Jenna"
Sue Woodward ... assistant animator: "Sylvie", "Dixie" and principal humans
Julia Woolf ... character lead: "Balto"
Jay Wren ... assistant animator: "Steele & Jenna sequences" (as Jonathan Wren)
Claire Wright ... background artist
Dick Zondag ... supervising animator: "Balto"
Denise Dean ... assistant animator: "Balto and White Wolf sequence" (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Mary Kate McCormick ... casting associate: live action

Music Department

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Steven Bramson ... orchestrator (as 'Steve Bramson')
Don Davis ... orchestrator
Nathan DiGesare ... uncredited
Jim Henrikson ... music editor
James Horner ... conductor
Arthur Kempel ... orchestrator (as Art Kempel)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Monc ... composer: songs
Shawn Murphy ... score mixer
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Sam Bacco ... musician: percussions (uncredited)
Holly Burt ... The Balladeer's Choir (uncredited) / chorus (uncredited)
Lauren Caputo ... The Balladeer's Choir (uncredited) / chorus (uncredited)
Tina Clark ... backup singer (uncredited)
Nathan DiGesare ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Joel Dunham ... chorus (uncredited)
Katy Dunham ... chorus (uncredited)
Emily Estes ... The Balladeer's Choir (uncredited) / chorus (uncredited)
Bonnie Keen ... backup singer (uncredited)
Chris Rodriguez ... backup singer (uncredited)
Chester Thompson ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Micah Wilshire ... The Balladeer's Choir (uncredited) / backup singer (uncredited) / chorus (uncredited)
Steve Winwood ... music by (uncredited) / music producer (uncredited) / musician: keyboard (uncredited) / programmed by (uncredited) / singer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Doug Cooper ... software developer: SFX
Lem Davis ... director of technology
Martin Elvin ... production assistant
Lorea Hoye ... color production coordinator
Sylvia Mackintosh ... production accountant
Kate Mallory ... studio manager
David Morehead ... digital scene plan supervisor
Brian Riley ... background scanning
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Balto chien-loup, héros des neiges (France)
  • Balto - Ein Hund mit dem Herzen eines Helden (Germany)
  • Balto. La leyenda del perro esquimal (Spain)
  • Baltas (Lithuania)
  • Балто (Ukraine)
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  • 78 min
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Trivia After the serum run, Gunnar Kasaan, the musher, sold Balto on a nationwide tour. Afterward, the real Balto and his team were sold to a movie producer named Sol Lesser, who made a movie called Balto's Race to Nome (1925), eulogizing Balto. After that, the team was sold again and put on exhibit as a kind of curiosity show. The dogs were abused, neglected, and forgotten, until a Cleveland businessman named George Kimbal, with the help of Cleveland school children, bought the six remaining dogs for the then astounding sum of two thousand dollars, which they raised in two weeks. The dogs were brought to the Cleveland Zoo, and lived out their lives in peace. When Balto died in 1933, he was stuffed, and put on display in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. See more »
Goofs After Balto says "I have the keys to the city", he lifts the bolts out of the door hinges and they fall to the ground, making a metallic noise, like they fell onto cement or something else solid, but there's snow on the ground, not cement or other hard, solid material. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into "Where's God When I'm Scared?" R&T Part 2 (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Reach for the Light See more »
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 »
Quotes Boris: Let me tell you something Balto. A dog can not make this journey alone, but maybe a wolf can.
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