What do we know so far about his past and parents?
Sure, you know that Balto (in the movie, not real-life) was half-wolf, half-husky. So what else? Who were his parents? What was life like for him before he became Nome's greatest hero?
From what has been revealed so far in the Balto trilogy, fans know very little about him. In the first movie, it is revealed that Balto's mother was the one that gave him his wolf genes (first mentioned in the Alley scene by Steele in the beginning of the film), meaning that his father must have been a husky.
Steele: 'I've got a message for your mother. Awooooo!'
This makes us realize that pretty much the majority of Nome knew about Balto being half-wolf, especially the ways that he was being treated by many of the townspeople through much of the first part of the film. How did they know this? How did they know his name was Balto? Perhaps the people named him or something? Who knows.
Balto 2: Wolf Quest confirmed the already obvious thought of his parent's pedigrees when Aleu asked him how he was born as 'part-wolf'.
Balto: 'I'm the one who's part wolf.'
Aleu: 'How could this happen?'
Balto: 'Look, Aleu. My dad was a husky who had pups with a wolf.'
He also reveals more information that helps us Balto fans imagine what his mother looked like, in quite an ironic way. Balto also mentioned a bit about his 'foster father', Boris.
Balto: 'I was accidentally seperated from her when I was young, so I never spent much time with...the wolf. But I remember that she was as white as snow, and she had this warm voice that made me feel safe. Then Boris took me in, and after being raised by a goose, it's a wonder I don't honk instead of bark.'
The conclusion of Wolf Quest also revealed the identity of his mother, the 'White Wolf' Aniu, who was guiding both him and her own granddaughter to a new adventure of their heritage.
An questionable point could also be made from Wolf Quest. Nava, the wise wolf shaman of the wolf pack, is a very mysterious creature, since he meets with Aniu through his dreams (just like Balto) and also calls Balto 'my brother' when they go their separate ways. Could Nava be related to Balto by blood? It is possible, but it is not proven. He seems too old to be Balto's 'litter' brother, but he could be an older step-brother (from a different male); these are just guesses so it could be possible. Most likely they know each other because Aniu told him about Balto and most likely made Aniu lead him to the pack, as mentioned in this line: 'It was I who sent for you.'
In the third film, Wings of Change, Balto mentions to Stella about a few things about Boris, with a very questionable thought included.
Balto: I’ve known Boris since I was a pup. Well, he maybe a pain in the butt, but he’s…well, he’s the dad I never had.
Did Balto ever really know his father? I guess he must have known that he was a husky and all, but probably forgot all of his memories of him. His father's name is unknown, and is most likely dead or in another location not mentioned in any of the films yet. Hopefully, future movies in the Balto series will add more information to Balto's past and his parents. Only time will tell.
Stay tuned . . . .
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Balto 3 Script (written by Kodi) from Balto Source