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Balto (1995)




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Movie Info

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.more
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Bacon, Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser, David Steven Cohen, Roger S.H. Schulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 19, 2002
MCA Universal Home Video


Lola Bates-Campbell
as Granddaughter
Phil Collins
as Muk and Luk
Miriam Margolyes
as Grandma Rosy
Garick Hagon
as Telegraph Operator
William Roberts
as Rosy's Father
Bill Bailey
as Butcher
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Critic Reviews for Balto

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11)

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.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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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.

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Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A fantastic and very underrated animated film from the 90s with great voice acting, great animation, and some great drama.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

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