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Nome is an island: Based-on-true-story about the sled dog who led a famed mission of mercy for Alaskan children in 1925. Enough animated schmaltz to melt the polar cap.
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Critic Reviews for Balto
The love story is pure mush, not helped by the bland voice work done by Kevin Bacon as Balto and Bridget Fonda as dainty husky Jenna.
Audience Reviews for Balto
Balto is a hugely under rated animated film. It was released at the same time as Toy Story and therefore overshadowed. But I preffered this film, I enjoyed it because it was funny and Bob Hoskins shows real enthusiasm to his character of the goose who is Balto's sidekick. Balto is one of the greatest hero's of an animated film and whilst watching you'll care about what he does next. I know you see a lot of animated films with the central character as an outcast but I will say Balto is the best of them all.
Yet another kids movie about a dog who's an outcast and ends up saving the day. It's not bad, but it's not great either.
A fantastic and very underrated animated film from the 90s with great voice acting, great animation, and some great drama.
|Steele:||Go ahead, wolf-dog. You'll never get home. I'll make sure of that.|
|Boris:||[watching Balto scratch a tree] Good work, Balto. You took on the biggest, meanest tree in whole forest, and you won.|
|Balto:||I'm marking the trail.|
|Luk:||[to Muk] He's marking our trail. That's very clever.|
|Boris:||And here I was leaving bread crumbs.|
|Balto:||Since when do you need a pedigree to help someone?|
|Steele:||Hey Balto, I got a message to your mother [lifts head and howls Nikki, Kaltag, and Star join in]|
|Balto:||[growls and begins to approach the dogs]|
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