Balto (1995)

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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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

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.

Scott Weinberg

Unassuming and enjoyable animated adventure.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Brave dog saves kids in adequate fact-based film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
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… More
Thomas Bowler
Fun to watch as a kid and still at least slightly fun as an adult. Full review later.
Aj V
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.
Jason Owens
Balto is part dog and part wolf and he lives in a cold area of the world, so as you might expect, he's somewhat of an outcast from the sled dogs. Balto has… More
Michael Edwards
A fantastic and very underrated animated film from the 90s with great voice acting, great animation, and some great drama.
Luke Baldock
Overshadowed by the arrival of Pixar's technologically advanced Toy Story, there wasn't much room for Balto upon it's initial release. Since then… More