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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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Balto See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the race to see which dog is the fastest for the team, Steele calls Balto "Lobo", which is Spanish for wolf. See more »

Goofs

In the ice cave, when the dogs are looking at the broken sled handle, the same gray dog can be seen on either side of the sled. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Half wolf in the side pocket there!
[laughs]
Kaltag: He's the most dead center...
Nikki: Yeah!
Kaltag: The most on-target, the most down the middle...
[gets interrupted by Star]
Star: You hit him!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

All non US/UK versions have the film's characters dubbed in local language. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto 3 R&T Part 3 (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 La GremlinSee 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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