Balto (1995)

G   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Drama

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

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17 February 2005 | fatalframer122
| This movie was great, and I cannot see how someone could not like it.
It is only my opinion, but this was probably one of the best animated movies I have ever viewed. I cannot understand why someone could disagree against this movie. Character voicing was superb, full of life and very well constructed. Aniamtion was beautiful, with smooth backgrounds and even up to the little details such as footprints left behind in the snow. The music was probably the best part of all, with the excellent orchestral background, full of dramatic phrases during an intense part of the movie. It especially sounds great when you're supporting surround sound.

This movie was a great movie and people think it was one of the greatest letdowns in the 1990's. In my opinion, it was the greatest animated movie and I would recommend that you should watch it with your family or with a friend. It is a fantastic movie...

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Did You Know?


The last feature by Amblimation, the animation studio run by Steven Spielberg in the early 1990s. The studio closed after Spielberg co-founded DreamWorks with David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and most of the Amblimation staff relocated to DreamWorks Animation.


Boris: So, let's go get medicine.
Balto: Wait a minute. Now you're coming?
Boris: Spending days in bitter cold, facing wild animals, risking death from exposure...
Boris: is like holiday in old country.


At the end of the movie, when the sled stops, the doctor rushes out, and the lantern is on top of the crate. In the next shot, the crate is being opened, and someone is holding the lantern. Also, no bottles of medicine are missing, even though one fell out and broke in the ice cave. Furthermore, the crate is intact, even though one of the sides was broken just minutes earlier.

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.

Alternate Versions

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


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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Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family | History

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