Daughter of Balto and Jenna, Aleu was born out of a litter of six puppies. Taking traits from a wolf, she looks more like a one. Like her father before her, she will be brought to face the harsh judgment from being part wolf. She remained with her parents until adulthood. Balto has hidden the truth about her origins, and Balto eventually is forced to confess to her. Rebellious and full of rage, Aleu ran away to attempt to discover the wild side of herself. She finds a wolf pack and eventually decides to stay and lead the group.
Well, anything I can do to help the members of AS get a better picture
of how real history, and even modern aspects of Nome and Alaska, tie
into the Balto movies, I'm pleased to help out. However the great
amount of time and passion I put in to studying the actual history,
and having even visited there, can benefit Balto fans is, to me, a
I found it very interesting how the church I saw on historical Nome
photos resembled the one that was shown in Balto 3. Aslo that Aleu and
Kodi's names come from real places. Looks like they did some nice
research job too.
Alright, I am going to try again to post what I HOPE will be taken as
a contributory and helpful item, in response, once again, to Eska's
earlier (and probably correct) presumption that Aleu's name was drawn
from the name of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska (and, as I noted
in my previous post, also or otherwise drawn from the name of the
native Aleut people, from whom the island chain gets its name), and
how actual Alaskan things and places were used in designing the Balto
movies (which I hope can be of benefit to everyone here):
- the gold dredges, seen so often in the first Balto movie (also noted
in that forum topic above)
- St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, which appears in Balto 3 and,
briefly, I believe, in the first movie (again, also noted in the forum
- the very subtle reference to Togo (a real serum run hero dog) in the
early design of Balto, resulting in the dog which tries to get to
Jenna in the early scenes of the first Balto movie, but is held back
by the leash his owner is holding
I should think as many times as a simple, four-letter word like "Aleu"
is misspelled on this site (or, alternatively, how many times people
come on suggesting, longingly, that someone here, or Universal itself,
"should make a Balto 4"). Which, I think we all know, happens ad
nauseum here. It's a big deal to a lot of people precisely because
nobody can conceive of how misspelling a simple name like "Aleu" could
be so monumentally common within a certain age group.
A name like "Vercingetorix" or something? I could totally see
frequent misspellings of that name (were a character in the Balto
milieu to even HAVE such a complex name...which none do). Total pass
But really. And no, I doubt anyone is likely to let that go anymore
than any kid who frequently misspells the character's name even cares.
However, pointing it out isn't against the rules, so...
Jeez, how many times people need to be said that there won't be Balto
Or that the character's name is spelled "Aleu", not "Alue"
What's so special about Aleu coming back anyway? There are way more
interesting possible plots for another Balto movie than bringing back
Aleu for no serious reason. I'm not a big fan of Aleu bit I don't hate
her neither. I think Aleu is fine on her own and she doesn't need more
than one movie.
I'm pretty much with JC on the name spelling thing. I get a head ache
every time I see her name being spelled "Alue", I mean come on. It's,
like JC said, spelled correctly all over the source and pretty much
the internet. And if I've understood correctly, her name comes from
the Aleutian islands, not the "Aluetian" islands... no offence
intended to anyone. Just how I feel.