Dingo & Saba - The Truth Revealed!

Dingo & Saba - The Truth Revealed!


Everyone thinks they know which pup is which in WQ, but this will end it all!


I know, I know - you're probably thinking 'Oh no, it's another crazed fan who thinks they know which pup of Balto's litter is which! *flames*' I am pleased to tell you that this is not one of those articles.

I am on a mission to set the facts straight. Dingo and Saba, the only other pups that say lines in the first Balto sequel, 'Wolf Quest' are exactly who we think they are . . . and I can prove it.

First of all, let's begin with what we know:

- There is a pup named Dingo (the one whose name was actually mentioned in the script by Jenna) and a pup named Saba (you had to watch the cast list during the credits to catch this).

- Only four pups in total were given names throughout the entire film trilogy: Aleu (the wolfish and dominant pup), Kodiak (added in via WoC, thanks to the flashbacks in 'You Don't Have to Be a Hero'), Dingo and Saba. The other two will continue to remain nameless, with exceptions of the rights of fan-naming.

- Since only two of the five other pups in the WQ6 do talk during the adoption scene, we can assume that these are indeed both Dingo and Saba.

-And since we assume that the talking pups are indeed Dingo and Saba, we can also say that they are both white-faced pups like their mother, Jenna, and their WoC brother, Kodi.

But which pup is which? Who is the real Aleu-tackler who dreams of chewing on human socks? Who is the blue-eyed beauty who asks Balto if he'll be adopted like them?

I have discovered the answer . . . .

Dingo - the dark burgundy pup tackling Aleu

The first pup that talks (seen above after successfully tackling his sister) has to be Dingo. Why, you may ask? It's simple - in the credits, Dingo's voice actress (yes, a girl plays Dingo, but I believe Dingo is a male pup's name - Seriously, could you think of naming a female dog Dingo? . . . I rest my case.) is listed before Saba's, hence meaning that Dingo is indeed the one that pounces on his wild sister.


Saba - the blue-eyed beauty

And of course, if you haven't figured it out already, Saba is the curious pup with the blue eyes. She speaks after Dingo and again, her voice actress is after Dingo's.

To explain, it seems that with characters of minor speaking roles, they are usually listed by the order of their first (or in this case, only) line. This is the only way I've seen it done before anyway . . .


Is this really Kodi? - by the brown eyes and white face that he has in WoC, it has to be him . . . right?

 . . . and yes, that probably means that most likely, the white-faced pup with Aleu near the finale of "Taking You Home" is probably Kodi. It makes sense, but again, it could be Saba . . . only if it's an art mistake. (There were a lot of those during the "Taking You Home" sequence, so it's possible, but very doubtful.)

(Actually, I figured this out while working on my unofficial script of WQ, which will be completed in about a week and hopefully posted on here for fan usage. I just got entranced by this and thought this would be a good thing to post about - I hope no one else has mentioned this already, and if so, I do apologize for not noticing eariler.)


WQ6 with their Daddy - you can see the blue eyes of Saba and the two white-faced brothers very clearly here!

By the way, the adoption scene - the script before the song,'Taking You Home' - is the only time you can really figure out which is Dingo and which is Saba . . . well, only when they're speaking anyway. Due to the animation flaws and mistakes during that scene with the eyes and markings, it is hard to tell in many of the other earlier scenes when all six are together (with exception of the small scene where the WQ6 are with Balto the day before the adoption scene).

I hope this helps clarify things for you and hopefully, this will settle some things once and for all.

- written by Juuchan17 (1/18/08); all screenshots used were made by me.






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March 04, 2013
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Thanks for clearing that out.:)

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March 08, 2011
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Baltossa Aleu on paras ♥ Aleu on nii ihana ja itseppäinen narttu :o

July 26, 2009
Uk Is not currently on the site
Wow!!! Thats a very good article

June 30, 2009
Usa Is not currently on the site
Yikes, what research you must have went through! Good eye, and nice observation!.

April 03, 2009
Australia Is not currently on the site
i like it its a good article well hope to talk to ya sometime soon

February 06, 2009
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
Sounds accurate to me. I think you've provided enough evidence and reasons for your conclusion. I personally can't think of any contradictions to this in the movie right now, but it does sound like the creators were getting into a muddle with some of the details anyway. I think, overall, this is a safe theory to go by. Nicely written!

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February 06, 2009
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November 08, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
That was great article!

November 01, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
M y god!finalli i know which pup is which! Awsome article!

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October 29, 2008
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For the readers (Juuchan already knows of this), I'd like to direct
you also to the following article on the forum, which I created:

http://baltosource.timduru.org/board/viewtopic.php?f2&t23387

This goes especially for emmajudy and junei. You all might
want to especially take note of post #7, page 2, which deals
specifically with the topic of this article.

But this IS
a good article, Juuchan! And you got it right on the nose!

October 25, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
funny pics of aleu and kodi xD i dunno. too many errors.

September 19, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
great article, but didn't kodi have a bridge on his nose?

June 11, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Very well article you got there! You have the back up and everything
to explain this article! I loved how you explained which pup is who. I
too wish the un named pups were given!

April 04, 2008
Usa Is not currently on the site
Say wut?
Great article, is all I can say.

February 03, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
wow. how long did it take you to find that out? it would have tooken
for about 1 year! great work!

February 16, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Water Tribe
hmmm... yes I agree, and I think somthing esle, too: ALEU LOOKS SO
CUTE IN THE FIRST PIC!! I wanna pick her up and squeeze her!!

January 31, 2008
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Tho its clear evidence, judging by their work on the movie, it
wouldn't surprise me if they got their names mixed up Not saying
you're wrong, or anything.

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January 26, 2008
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I agee with Neko. Though we may not know for sure, it's
98.9% Kodi because of the little boy. That kinda looked like
a young Samson (Kodi's musher). Very perspective. I noticed
that too.

January 23, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
WQ > Balto > WoC
Actually, Cat14's article states the same thing . . . I
noticed this after I sent mine . . . (My bad) But it makes
sense that the last one has to be Kodi, despite the fact
that when WQ was released Kodi's character in WoC wasn't
created yet.

But of course, this is only an
idea, not exactly the truth. If you want the truth, ask
those that worked with the movies. We are only fans here,
right? (However, it still makes sense.)

Thanks
you guys! Glad you liked it. I really do wish that this
battle over who is who will come to an end at last!

- Juuchan17

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January 22, 2008
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Thanks for clearing up this issue, if only the majority of
people read this, then we wouldn't have the same amount of
articles based on this. And yes, I agree with what you said
but there will be people who choose not to believe it or
continue to make official characters their own.

January 21, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
R.I.P the warriorcat pack
thanks for this article Juuchan, this needed to be made to
clear up some confusion that still remains despite many
articles/posts that have been made.

January 21, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
I liked this article! It was short, sweet, and right to the
point! Perfect!

Guest
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January 21, 2008
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The puppy with Aleu is Kodi, I made an article that proves
he is Kodi ^^ anyway good article

Guest
Guest
January 21, 2008
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The puppy with Aleu is Kodi, I made an article that proves
he is Kodi ^^ anyway good article

January 21, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
yes yes! finaly someone agrees with me that Saba is indeed
the BLUE EYED PUP! oh and the one with aleu is Kodi because
that pup has the same owner as Kodi does in WOC as you see
in the beginning the boy hugs kodi

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January 21, 2008
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Juuchan--->I don't care about which pup is which,but I hope
this article will end all.

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January 21, 2008
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i agree with everyone else. normally i dont read articles if
they are boring but this one was very interesting. and your
probly right to!! good job!! faves

January 20, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Hey, great article! Ppl have said IM good, but youre
excellent! good backup info,too. Interesting article-- one
I can actually read through it all!

January 20, 2008
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Thank you for clearing this up at last! Hopefully now there
won't be anymore fan arguments about this subject. Kudos on
your study!

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January 19, 2008
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Very good article. Good facts and backup. I;m inpressed

January 19, 2008
Mexico Female Is not currently on the site
good¡ great article, haha in the pic theres Alue with his
eyes unfocused, but well, good article

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