In the vein of other animated films loosely based on family-unfriendly historical events such as Disney's Pocahontas and Don Bluth's Anastasia, this loose adaptation of the contraversional run is definably one historians should avoid, especially people who are aware of the whole "Togo" story of the run.
However, there's no denying that as a film on it's own, Balto can't really be called a bad film as the animation is really impressive for Amblimation's last film, the late James Horner's score is gripping and epic and the voice-acting from the likes of Kevin Bacon, Jim Cummings and Bob Hoskins is outstanding.
Overall, Balto is a cute, yet epic send-off for Steven Spielberg's animation studio even if some of the film's implications are questionable.
Also, Balto's design is a 10/10 on it's own. What a cute little doggo.
It's that much of a great animated family film for both children and supposedly adults.