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This review is from: Balto [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Balto is a outcast in Nome, Alaska in 1925. He is a wolf/husky mix and because of this he is forced to live outside the town he wants so much to be a part of. Only his close friends, Jenna (a female husky) and Boris (a russian snow goose) see his true nature. And when a dipheria eppidemic breaks out, he has the chance to prove himself...but he must over come his emotions with the wolf side as well as Steele (an Alaskan malimute) who will not give him the chance he needs.
Balto is a fantastic film. There are no out breaks of song and dance every five minutes like so many animated films. The animation is spot on. The animators have got the movment of the dogs very life like. The acting is great, and with actors like Kevin Bacon, its a real treat. Also it is based on a true story, Balto was real and even though the film isnt exact, its still a nice thought. This film has so many plus factors, it would spoil it to list them. Its a shame it didnt make it so well at the cinemas. My only quarrel with this movie is that it wasnt longer....I wanted more! But at 1.20 hours, its a good length and with a sequel on its way, theres still more there to come. Buy this film....