Balto Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2002

G|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
In this animated feature, a deadly diphtheria epidemic strikes the remote town of Nome, Alaska. With the life-saving medicine located hundreds of miles away, the residents decide to send out a sled-dog team. Balto (Kevin Bacon) -- a half-wolf dog ignored by all except a goose, Boris (Bob Hoskins), and two polar bears -- is chosen to run but is disqualified by lead dog Steele (Jim Cummings). When the other dogs get lost in the snow, Balto risks his life to rescue them and deliver the medicine.

Cast: Miriam Margolyes, Lola Bates-Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins, Jack Angel

Director: Simon Wells

Genres: Family, Animated, Adventure

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Keywords: Emotional, Transformation, Love, Underdog, Doctor, Hospital, Inspiring, Suspenseful, Father, Intense, Rescue