Balto is an animated film, released in 1995 and produced by the Universal / Amblimation studios.
The film follows such films as An American Tail or Land Before Time from the same studio, which share common points with the Disney animated films, and were released during the golden age of traditional western animation.
The story of Balto deals with wolves and dog sledding, and is based on true facts that happened in 1925 in Nome, Alaska, where diphteria, a fatal disease, occured.
Two low-budget sequels to Balto have been released to date, being direct-to-video sequels unlike the original.
This site aims to give the growing Balto fan community everything to share their passion!
Released in 1995 in the USA, and mid-1996 in Europe, the movie didn't attract the crowd and didn't encounter the deserved success. That's the reason it is not much known compared to Disney or even Dreamworks movies, and yet...
Technical description of the film:
Country of origin: The USA
Scenario: David Cohen, Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Roger S.H. Schulman
Producers: Steven Spielberg and Steve Hickner.
Musics: James Horner and Barry Man
Studio/Distributor: Universal Pictures
Original Title: Balto
Live action places: Central park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, the USA
Length: 1. 14 mn.
Kevin Bacon ... Balto
Bob Hoskins ... Boris the Goose
Bridget Fonda ... Jenna
Jim Cummings ... Steele
Phil Collins ... Muk and Luk
Jack Angel ... Nikki
Danny Mann ... Kaltag
Robbie Rist ... Star
Theatrical release in USA: December 22, 1995
Release in VHS in USA: April 02, 1996
Release in DVD in USA: February 19, 2002
Theatrical release in France: July 10, 1996
Release in VHS in France: February 05, 1997
Release in DVD in France: October 8, 2002
Entries made by the film on its release in theaters :
France : 91 035, + 21 600 (out again in Feb. 2003)
Great Britain : 66 321
Germany : 133 300
Total Europe : 354 320
USA : 1 211 006
Source : Lumiere
|March 03, 2013|
I love this movie soooooo much!
|August 21, 2012|
Thanks Wolflover. It makes me very happy to know that I'm not the only one. :D
|August 21, 2012|
And there Santa-Cruz has said most of my opinions there. Balto 1 was far better, and the animation, a LOT better than the sequels. The singing in the sequels were indeed very annoying. And yes, there were indeed a lot of unnecessary characters.
But, Santa Cruz has pretty much said it all.
|August 21, 2012|
I prefer the first Balto movie out of three. I don't know...the other two sequals were poor quality, lack of character design, and just downright annoying...Balto 1 had the best movie quality and with detailed character design. The first movie had invited me in and was more passionate and serious torwards it's story but the other two sequels were cheesy with their singing and unnecessary characters. The first Balto movie was the BEST of all in my opinion.
|August 19, 2012|
Balto101022: I LOVE all Balto films but Balto 2: Wolf Quest is my favorite movie because Wolf Quest is mysterius AND here in my favorite character: ALEU!
|August 16, 2012|
Hey guys, which movie do you like more?Balto or Balto 2 Wolf Quest
|July 30, 2012|
I LOVE this movie! A beautiful true story; great voice actors; great animation ect. Balto (and 2, 3) is/are my favourite movies of all time!
|July 24, 2012|
my all time fave movie:D
|May 25, 2012|
Balto may not be the most popular movie still I love it!! I LOVE YOU BALTO!!!
|April 14, 2012|
Mighty I'm very sorry for saying this but you sound a little rude and disrespectful by telling people there bad at grammar. I'm sure they already know there bad at grammar, I am to. Remember were only human.
Official Balto characters
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