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Balto III: Wings of Change (2004)

The mail in the north used to be delivered by dogsled, but the success of airplane delivery leaves Balto and the other sled dogs feeling neglected. However, when a delivery plane crashes on... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Weinstein
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sean Astin ... Kodi (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Jenna (voice)
Keith Carradine ... Duke (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Ralph / Mr. Conner (voice)
Charles Fleischer ... Boris / White Mountain Postmaster (voice)
Charity James ... Dusty (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Balto / Moose 1 / Moose 2 (voice)
Kathy Najimy ... Dipsy (voice)
David Paymer ... Mel (voice)
Kevin Schon ... Muc / Luc / Simpson (voice)
Jean Smart ... Stella (voice)
Carl Weathers ... Kirby (voice)
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Storyline

The mail in the north used to be delivered by dogsled, but the success of airplane delivery leaves Balto and the other sled dogs feeling neglected. However, when a delivery plane crashes on a mountain side, the sled dogs get the opportunity to show their worth. This story also prominently features Balto's son, Kodi, who was among the puppy litter that we met in Balto II: Wolf Quest. Written by Karakul

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An American hero is back! The adventure continues!


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G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The 2 Moose were both voiced by Maurice LaMarche, who also voiced Balto. See more »

Goofs

When Duke is in White Mountain and is about to take off for Nome, there is clearly no ice on either wing, but moments later, he is clearly seen scraping ice off the left wing. See more »

Quotes

Balto: Looks like the mail finally arrived today.
Jenna: [chuckles] Very funny, Balto. You *know* Kodi is proud of his new job.
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Crazy Credits

Santa is credited "as himself". See more »

Alternate Versions

The R1 DVD release uses the Universal Pictures logo from PAL masters (despite the whole film retaining its original audio pitch and speed) while the North American VHS, TV broadcasts, and digital releases retain the Universal Pictures logo in a normal pitch. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

You Don't Have to Be a Hero
Written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom
Performed by Jodi Benson
Produced by Michele Brourman
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Not great, but far superior to the second one
15 June 2011 | by kdnor2011See all my reviews

I loved the first Balto movie, it wasn't a flawless film, but it had a good story, good animation, good voice acting, and a heart to it. I hated Balto 2: Wolf Quest, it had a contrived story, sub-par animation, OK voice acting at best, and was obviously just a cash grab. Now we have Balto 3: The Wings of Change, is it any good? Kinda.

First off the story is much better, no weird spiritual stuff, just a race against a bush plane, and a rescue. Also there is a subplot of Boris falling in love, but he can't fly, the subplots OK, but the movie probably could have done a better job with it. The voice actings better, Balto sounds more like he did in the first. The animation, well, it's still sub-par 2-D and awful CGI. Also there are more songs in this film, but it isn't just howling, and the songs, are actually, not that bad. There not Disney quality songs, but they were pretty descent.

Balto 3 isn't perfect, but it's far better than the second in the series, so if you want to, give it a shot, it may surprise you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Balto: Wings of Change See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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