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Balto [VHS] [1996]

Kevin Bacon , Bob Hoskins , Simon Wells    Universal, suitable for all   VHS Tape
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins
  • Directors: Simon Wells
  • Writers: Cliff Ruby, David Steven Cohen, Elana Lesser, Roger S.H. Schulman
  • Producers: Bonne Radford, Kathleen Kennedy, Rich Arons
  • Language: Castilian
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal
  • VHS Release Date: 20 May 2002
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056YSA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309,837 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Buried like a bone in a snowdrift, Balto never achieved the theatrical success it should have, but it's worth digging up. The film is structured on the true tale of a lead sled dog, Balto, that brought a diphtheria antitoxin to the small town of Nome, Alaska. The film balances comedy, villainy and drama very well and the voice work is above average. This is safe family viewing, as even the villain's comeuppance manages a civilised resolution. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com

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Animated tale based on a true story. Balto (voiced by Kevin Bacon) is a half husky, half wolf who does not seem to fit into either family. He becomes a hero when a diptheria epidemic and blizzard combine to threaten the lives of the children of Nome, as he has to lead a team of sled-dogs over 600 miles to obtain the life-saving medicine.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto 1995 23 Dec 2004
Format:DVD
Balto is based on the true story of a half-wolf half-husky called Balto. Balto is an outcast in his home town of Nome, and is singled out by movie villian and husky race champion Steele. When Diptheria hits the children of Nome, the fastest dogs are sent to fetch the anti-toxin...with Steele as the lead dog. When Steele and his team get lost at their second checkpoint, Balto goes after them, along with his friends Boris, the russian snow goose, Muk and Luk, the loveable polar bear cubs, and Jenna, the beautiful husky. Can Balto find Steele and the team in time, and can he prove to Nome that he is capable of fitting into society? You'll have to watch it to find out...
I really loved this film because of its mix of action, cunning, and the occasional surpriser as well...even though it's a kids film, I know that all ages will enjoy it. If you really want a good film to add to your colletion, I would definately reccomend this. Balto is a film that will steal your heart through a mix of great music and spectacular story-telling. My favourite scene is the white wolf scene. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto is Superb 8 Mar 2006
Format:DVD
A great feel factor film for the kids and adults alike. A true adventure of a dog who battles against the odds. Children will love this tale and the other characters will cheer their little hearts, buy it now!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto 26 Dec 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I loved Balto it was an amazing movie the music was amazing the animation was very good.
I think that people should buy it because it is an amazing family movie which the kids will love.
The movie is about a half wolf half husky outcast in Alaska named Balto.In 1925 a disease hits the people of Nome Alaska and many children fall ill and then even worse news there is no more anti toxin. Balto has allways been a outcast then he meets Jenna a beatiful red and cream coloured husky who he falls in love with. A team of huskys go out to collect the Anti toxin and then they return home but get lost in the storm. Balto goes out into the storm to find them. He finds them to return as a hero he becomes a legends endin the story with the credits which has brillant music
The Voices of Kevin Bacon as Balto
Bridget Fonda as Jenna
the family will love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Balto 21 Nov 2001
Format:VHS Tape
It's one of the greatest films I ever seen, I just can't stop watching it. It tells the story of the great serum run on the Iditorod trail, which to this day still takes place. The story unfolds around the courageous attempts of Balto the Husky and his fight to get the serum back to the children of Nome.
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Format:VHS Tape
Balto is the best romantic and sad movie that I have ever seen. I think it has this little touch to it that moves everyone and that's why it's the best movie I have ever seen in my whole entire life, and it will always be my most favorite movie in the wide world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto DVD widescreen 2 Sep 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Thank you very much for sending this to me from the UK to the USA. I love it! It is great quality and i love how it's widescreen. It plays perfectly and I couldn't have asked for better. Sorry for the late review as I have been very busy, but I love the product!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film 9 Sep 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Watched this years ago when children were small and have just bought it
again to put in the dvd library. Very enjoyable film for all ages
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all grown up and i still love it ! 17 Aug 2010
By meebee3
Format:VHS Tape
when this film first came out i loved every minute of it and even now I still do. This is my 3rd copy so far.

Its a beautiful story based on some true heroes that really touches everyone's heart. Me and my husky/wolf Hybrid snuggled up and watch this just last week and I still got all watery and giggled at the polar bears.

I really recommend this for kids of all ages and all dog lovers.

WATCH THE DVD EXTRAS !! it relates the true story of the dogs with actual film footage and photos although it is quite sad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family viewing
An interesting story and good for all the family. My 8 year old has watched it several times. Not great animation but well worth the money.
Published 1 month ago by Silvia
4.0 out of 5 stars A great favourite with children of all ages
This gave wonderful entertainment to my grandchildren who are very discerning. It is one that they don't mind watching over and over,so good buy.
Published 3 months ago by mrs elizabeth a holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film and great bonus feature!
This is brilliant film and I love the fact it's based on a true story. The film bonus features also has a documentary on the real balto and his life and what he did. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Williamsgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Been hard to find
I saw this film on Sky years ago and been looking for it ever since. Children loved it as much as I did.
Published 5 months ago by Kathleen Gandley
5.0 out of 5 stars nice true storry
for kids and cartoon lovers, good quality of dvd, nice easy to watch story, worth watching, no need for adult supervision nice family movie
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Childhood Film
I loved this film when I was a kid and I came across it on video so decided to buy the DVD. Lovely story and it will always be one of my favourites.
Published 10 months ago by Jodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Balto
This is one of my favourite children's films to watch as it tells a story of bravery and perseverance. My two children love it as well which I was pleased about.
Published 10 months ago by MRS LOUISE MOORE
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite film
For ages I have wanted to get this film, it really is brillinat, would really recommended this, great family film, but also fab to watch it on your own.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Alison Jane Lanfranchi
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite films.... I love this movie
When I was a young girl my mum and dad bought me Balto VHS tape for my birthday or Christmas present. I never got bored of this movie. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Miss cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I used to watch this all the time on video at my grandma's as a kid, and so seeing it on DVD i just couldn't resist. Read more
Published 15 months ago by R. Wells
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