Balto (1995)




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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.
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
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MCA Universal Home Video

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Kevin Bacon
as Balto
Lola Bates-Campbell
as Granddaughter
Bob Hoskins
as Boris
Jim Cummings
as Steele
Phil Collins
as Muk and Luk
Miriam Margolyes
as Grandma Rosy
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Critic Reviews for Balto

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Brave dog saves kids in adequate fact-based film.

Full Review… | September 23, 2010
Common Sense Media

An Alaskan dog who gets a chance to demonstrate his courage and creativity on a mission of mercy.

Full Review… | August 30, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Unassuming and enjoyable animated adventure.

July 25, 2002

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August 26, 2005

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March 7, 2003
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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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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
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 Edwards
Michael Edwards

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