Bear Comparisons

Bear Comparisons


Compare and contrast the bears from Balto and Wolf Quest


While watching the bear battles in the two movies, I noticed some interesting similarities and differences between the two.

Color and features: The bear from Balto 1 was black with sinister blue and yellow highlights. It was also unnaturally huge, towering over the characters and able to pin down a large dog single pawed. It also had very long, exaggerated claws. The bear from WQ was brown, and clearly much smaller. The anatomy was a little more on key with the size and shape.

Sound: Balto 1's bear had the perfect combination of realistic grunts and thunderous roars, while WQ's bear was more of a softer, growling roar that didn't have much variety.

Events: The fight begins with one of the characters on their own, which would be Balto/Aleu, and then another character, who would be Jenna/Balto, jumps in to help them. Did anyone else notice that Jenna/Balto make their entry in exactly the same way, leaping from one side of the screen, biting onto the bear's arm, and then being thrown into a tree stump? Also, one character ends up in a life threatening situation that relates to the bear's downfall: Balto'snear drowning in the frozen lake, and Aleu's dangling from a cliff.

What do you think?






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March 15, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Nice article, but I don't think Balto's a large dog. If you look at the part of the movie where Steele is next to a male adult, then compare Balto to Steele, he's really not that big. Same goes for when you look at Balto and Rosie together.

January 27, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Wow, i hadn't really noticed that

Blackfell
Blackfel
l
June 14, 2006
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Excellent comparisons!

Guest
Guest
June 06, 2006
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I know, I was going to write an article about that. They have glowing eyes and almost kill Balto or Aleu. I dont think there was no bear in Balto 3.

kiona girl
Kiona
girl
May 05, 2006
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koooool!

BALTO_CLAW
BALTO_CL
AW
April 17, 2006
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i seen that before:innocentgrin:

BALTO_CLAW
BALTO_CL
AW
April 17, 2006
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nice work you have eyes like a cat:duckiemouth:

Kiba
Kiba
March 30, 2006
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If they're going to use another fight scene with a bear they should at least be more creative on how the wolves fight it.

faef
Faef
March 26, 2006
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i dont care about the bear. the bear is sort of boring me, in movie one i didnt liked it, but why do they have to do the same in ANOTHER balto movie? i mean... get creative or somethin

Abby
Abby
March 09, 2006
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Mostly no, there were so many animations mistakes, they were comeing out if the wazoo.:P

Kodiwolf-BF-RMW
Kodiwolf
-BF-RMW
March 09, 2006
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Yeah I did notice that... but not the part where they both come in from the side of the screen and are thrown into a tree stump or something... nice work!

MEEKOCATCOOL
MEEKOCAT
COOL
March 09, 2006
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Huh,well B2 wasn't that well drawn:icon98:

Catadventure
Catadven
ture
March 07, 2006
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The brown bear in the first movie, although maybe a bit exaggerated (if...) in my opinion was faultless. In the second movie the bear was smaller and it was a "spirit" picture. The repetition of the character stuff would have been very visible if the animals wouldn't have been based on the totem pole. Balto drowning and Aleu dangling from a cliff are totally different things and end up totally differently.

baltofan01
Baltofan
01
March 06, 2006
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yeah! very good job!:P

JennaHuskie
JennaHus
kie
March 05, 2006
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Interesting.... very clever find, nice work!;)

Balto
Balto
March 05, 2006
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cause they were too lazy to come up with something else thinking that noone would notice.lol

CatWhoHas14Tails
CatWhoHa
s14Tails
March 05, 2006
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And the brown bear was more out of proportion (animators' laziness perhaps?) because it's arms were abnormally long, even for a cartoon bear.

CatWhoHas14Tails
CatWhoHa
s14Tails
March 05, 2006
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Actually there's a scene where you can see how big the black bear actually is compared to Boris. It's not as small as the brown bear in B2, but the black bear is a pretty good size compared to Balto, because Balto is pretty small. Compared to Steele, Balto is pretty short, and Steele comes up to his master's waist.

Abby
Abby
March 05, 2006
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ThAts eays. Its huge because we're looking from Nalto's point of view. If you were down there wouldn't it look towering. And they big parts, I'll bet the anmators wanted to make it look ferocious and deadly. AN dsound, in the second movie, hasnt any one noticed that the aniamtors dont care so there are plenty of mistakes. Great catches, I nver thought about it.:P

KodiFan-AFP
KodiFan-
AFP
March 05, 2006
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Nice find though. :wink:

Dark Storm
Dark
Storm
March 05, 2006
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The one in WQ was sent by Aniu so it wasn't so normal

shari of NYC
Shari of
NYC
March 05, 2006
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nice articel and bout the bear from the 1st movie,his size was abnormal it seemed to almost tower over the trees.It reminded me of a pic my friend showed me,it was a 14foot grizzly the big guy was shot lke 12 times didn't go down and now stands stuffed in Anchrage's airport :o

baltofan01
Baltofan
01
March 04, 2006
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really cool:cool:

$@$#@
$@$#@
March 04, 2006
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Well, it's really hard not to notice ░x░

Aluue
Aluue
March 04, 2006
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Woah, thats a great compair and contrast nice work!:o

me
Me
March 04, 2006
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░x░ :) :( :o

silver wolfey
Silver
wolfey
March 04, 2006
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cooooooooooool!!!:howl:

Brittany
Brittany
March 04, 2006
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I never noticed that before, Good find.:howl:




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