I really like this movie as a child and still it is one of my favorite movies. I love the animation quilty done on this, even if the movie was made near the year of 1997. Even though taht was only about 13 years ago I still consider it very nice quilty compared to it's sequals. They put a lot of effert into this movie and pictured it as a big production. But sadly it wasn't as popular as they hoped. But still this movies is in my top ten! Out of all the movie's I would say this one is my favorite. They plot was terrific and I would say I watched it more then 15 times as a kid. I enjoyed the movie very much as a kid as I do now. I own all three 'Balto' Movies on DVD. I would say that for 3 years as a child Balto II was on my christmas list to complete my collection! I still remeber the day I recived my Balto I DVD. I was a child though and was happier then ever! I would say that this movie is a movie in one of my 1-3 slots on my list! Maybe even number one, and it has been for many, many years. I highly suggest you to watch this if you haven't and if you have well then I think you can choose whether Balto I is great or not. One awesome movie! Even now as I watch it it has no where nere as many flaws as it's sequals.