Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Family
Running Time:  74 min.
Release Date: December 22, 1995
DVD: April 2, 1996

Current rating: Rating: 4.73
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Cast: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins, Jack Angel, Danny Mann, Robbie Rist


Part husky/part wolf, Balto doesn't know where he belongs. He's an outcast in Alaska, except to his true friends - Boris, the Russian snow goose; polar bear cubs Muk and Luk; and the beautiful husky, Jenna. Even though he's different, all of Balto's friends recognize what he still can't see himself: his noble spirit.

One day, a serious diptheria epidemic spreads fast among the children of Nome.

When a fierce blizzard closes off all routes of transport, there's no way to obtain lifesaving medicine...unless a team of sled dogs can race six-hundred miles through the blinding Arctic storm and bring back anti-toxin. But when the dogs get lost in the frozen wilderness, only Balto can rescue the team and save the children. Based on a true story.

Director: Simon Wells
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Steve Hickner
Screenplay: David Cohen, Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Roger S.H. Schulman

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