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Balto is an animated film, released in 1995 and produced by the Universal / Amblimation studios.

BaltoThe 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.
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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!

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Balto is a feature-length film, produced by the Amblimation studios from Steven Spielberg, known for several other animated films such as "An American Tail", "Fievel Goes West" or "Land Before Time".

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...

Based on real facts, this cartoon relate the story of Balto, a brave sled dog, who brought back an antidiphtheria serum in order to save children, in Alaska (1925).


Many famous people have taken part in it, starting with Spielberg of course, as an executive producer (besides, we can even see a wink to "ET" in Balto), Simon Wells as the director/producer, and James Horner as the soundtrack composer (" Titanic ", " Braveheart ", " Alien "...and all the other Amblimation movies)


Nowadays, Amblimation has disappeared, in fact just after the release of this film, and the studios had been retaken with the help of an old Disney director for the conception of another animated movie, "The Prince of Egypt". And so was born Dreamworks...

Balto theatrical cover

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.


American voices:

Balto voices

 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

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October 25, 2016
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I love the Balto movies, but the first movie is more better than his sequels, this is of better quality and design characters, is obviously, but still, Balto despite the changes, still the best in his sequels :cool: But the character I miss in the two sequel movies of Balto it is to Kaltag, I love this character although at the principle is wrong with Balto, what I like about of him is that after he becomes good with Balto and begins to respect him which is admirable on Kaltag, Nikki, Star and the sled dogs. I love Kaltag :icon40: and Balto.

June 18, 2016
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I love Balto so much! It will always be one of my favorite childhood movies. I only wish that Balto would have gotten more recognition when it first came out in 1995. I remember begging my mother to take me to see it in the theater. I never did see it in theaters however, when it came out on video, I watched it everyday. To this day, I still enjoy it :icon60:

November 17, 2015
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Really. Wow. You must love balto a lot.

May 27, 2014
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This is and always will be my favorite movie of all time. It's been my favorite movie since I was 9 almost 10. But that was exactly 5 years ago. I'll tell you how I fell in love with this movie. It was near the end of the school year. Then I was in intermediate school. I'd watched the movie at school and it became my favorite movie of all time and still is. I watch this movie every week.

April 03, 2014
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October 20, 2013
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This movie will always have a special place in me because of the inspirations it gave me. :Love: :Love:

October 20, 2013
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August 12, 2013
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This movie Will always be my Favorite. :D

March 03, 2013
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I love this movie soooooo much!

August 21, 2012
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Thanks Wolflover. It makes me very happy to know that I'm not the only one. :D

August 21, 2012
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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.


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