Story

Buried like a bone in a snowdrift, Balto never achieved the theatrical success it should have, but it's worth digging up. The film is structured on the true tale of a lead sled dog, Balto, that brought a diphtheria antitoxin to the small town of Nome, Alaska. The film balances comedy, villany, and drama very well and the voice work is above average. Safe family viewing, as even the villain's comeuppance manages a civilized resolution. The only problem is that the film never explains why these events in Alaska inspired New Yorkers to build a statue to the dog in Central Park. Maybe Balto eventually got mugged there. --Keith Simanton

Cast

Kevin BaconBalto
Bob HoskinsBoris the Goose
Bridget FondaJenna
Jim CummingsSteele the Sled Dog
Phil CollinsMuk and Luk
Robbie RistStar
Juliette BrewerRosy
Miriam MargolyesGrandma Rosy
Steve WinwoodThe Balladeer

  • Genre: Animated Movies
  • Theme(s): Family, Children's
  • Director: Simon Wells
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 74 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 22, 1995
    EuropeMar 29, 1996
    JapanAug 10, 1996
    AustraliaJun 20, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaG
    EuropeU
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 19, 2002
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