Balto (Blu-ray) G

Part Dog. Part Wolf. All Hero.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 4, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
    • Dolby Digital Surround - Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
    • DTS - Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
    • Subtitles - Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 71,714
Rating: 3/5 -- Brave dog saves kids in adequate fact-based film. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Sep 23, 2010
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Unassuming and enjoyable animated adventure.
Jul 26, 2002
An Alaskan dog who gets a chance to demonstrate his courage and creativity on a mission of mercy. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Aug 30, 2002
Rating: 3/4 -- This is a kids' movie, simply told, with lots of excitement and characters you can care about. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
The goose and bears, in particular, don't add much to the proceedings, while Balto himself proves rather blandly heroic. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
The makers of this half-hearted animated feature let the story ramble on with a minimum of second-hand plotting and characterisation. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Avoiding the mythological grandiosity and freneticism that afflict so many animated features these days, "Balto" makes modesty a virtue. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

Based on the true adventure of an Alaskan sled dog named Balto who trekked across the frozen tundra to deliver a serum to a remote village in 1925, BALTO is a heartwarming animated film that features the voices of Kevin Bacon and Bridget Fonda. Balto, who is half wolf and half dog and therefore an outcast among the other dogs, must endure the treacherous attacks of the evil Steele as he tries to lead the precious cargo of serum through the dangerous Alaskan winter to save the village of Nome from diphtheria as well as win the love of Jenna, a female dog with whom he has fallen in love.

Plot Synopsis:

This exciting animated adventure film tells the story of Balto, a brave canine who treks through the Alaskan wilderness during a blizzard to save the lives of sick children.
Steele, an overly proud dog who is admired by the other canines in Nome, delights in making fun of Balto, who is half dog and half wolf.
Meanwhile, Balto has fallen in love with Jenna, a beautiful Husky, and he attempts to win her over by proving his bravery. The perfect opportunity arises when he sets out to find a rescue team that disappeared while trying to deliver an antitoxin to the young victims of a diphtheria epidemic. Assisting Balto on his journey are his buddies -- the twin polar bears Muk and Luk, and a wisecracking goose named Boris.
Based on the true story of a dogsled team that delivered a cure to Alaskan diphtheria victims during the winter of 1925, "Balto" offers perfect entertainment for all ages.


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in USA on December 22, 1995.
  • Winner of the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence.
  • Animation by Amblimation.
  • Color by Rank Film Labs; prints by DeLuxe; in DTS Sound.
  • The animated film includes live-action scenes at the beginning and end, set in Manhattan.
  • Additional credits: Colin J. Alexander (animation production supervisor); Daan Jippes (storyboard supervisor); Douglas Kirk (layout supervisor); Jeffrey J. Varab, Sahin Ersoz, Rodolphe Guenoden, William Salazar, David Bowers (supervising animators); Mick Harper (supervising digital effects animator).
  • The movie is based on an actual event that took place in Alaska during the winter of 1925. Nome experienced a diphtheria epidemic and dogsleds were used in a mission to deliver antitoxin. The rescue effort was named the "Great Race of Mercy." After making the trip successfully, the dog Balto became a hero. He was honored with a statue in Manhattan's Central Park, and the annual Iditarod dogsled race continues to be held in his memory.
  • Soundtrack available on MCA soundtracks.
  • Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.

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  • Sales Rank: 116,527
  • UPC: 025192402845
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