Balto
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Balto is an animated trifle, based loosely on a true story from the 1920s, that may offer some amusement for young children. A live-action intro and outro set the stage for the story of Balto (voiced by Kevin Bacon), a stray who's half dog and half wolf, who is shunned as a half-breed outcast by both humans and his own kind. Balto does have some friends, like the goose Boris (Bob Hoskins) and two polar bears named Muk and Luk (Phil Collins), but he is particularly resented by canine pack leader Steele (Jim Cummings), with whom he is competing for the affections of Jenna (Bridget Fonda). He… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"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."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Unassuming and enjoyable animated adventure."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Brave dog saves kids in adequate fact-based film."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"An Alaskan dog who gets a chance to demonstrate his courage and creativity on a mission of mercy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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