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Animated adventure, based on a true story, of a half-husky, half-wolf sled dog, Balto, who faces overwhelming odds to bring life-saving medicine to Nome, Alsaka. It's 1925, there's a diptheria epidemic, and Balto is the lead team dog on the final leg of the race to get the serum to Nome in time. Balto and the rest of the team dogs became instant heroes and even journeyed to Hollywood to star in their own silent film "Balto's Race to Nome."

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Available on Running time 78 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Animation & Cartoons, King of Beasts (Dogs), True Stories, Rescue Missions, Period Piece: 1920s, Cold Spots, Alaska, Race Against Time
Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser, David Steven Cohen, Roger S.H. Schulman
Simon Wells
James Horner
Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim (Jonah) Cummings, Phil Collins, Juliette Brewer, Danny Mann, Miriam Margolyes
Stephen Hickner, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Bonne Radford, Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures

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Simon Wells directed the film Balto starring Kevin Bacon (voice of Balto), Bob Hoskins (voice of Boris the Goose) and Bridget Fonda (voice of Jenna). Balto is a fun animated film filled with adventure. The film came out in 1995 and has a total running time of 78 minutes. This animated film is based on a true story about a dog named Balto. Balto is half wolf and half husky and is part of a team of sled dogs. Balto leads a team of sled dogs on a 600 mile across Alaska to get medical supplies back to Nome, Alaska. The year is 1925 and diphtheria has spread and it’s up to this team of sled dogs to save the town of this epidemic. I really liked this movie when I first saw it. This animated film is a great family film and is filled with adventure.

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Balto is such a good movie. If you haven't seen it then you really should. Balto is an animated film about a sled-dog that has to race to help deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska due to a diphtheria epidemic. The movie is based on a true story and is set back to 1925. Balto is a cute movie for children and family. I'm sure I'm correct when I say that any child would adore this movie. The movie Balto has a mix of suspense, comedy, drama, and adventure. This is definitely a must-see movie for children.