Balto


1h 14m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Alaskan territory, this is the heroic tale of Balto, half-wolf and the town outcast, who courageously battles the forces of nature and his own self-doubts in a race to save the children of Nome. It's 1925, and a serious diphtheria epidemic is spreading f

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York, USA; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m

Synopsis

Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Alaskan territory, this is the heroic tale of Balto, half-wolf and the town outcast, who courageously battles the forces of nature and his own self-doubts in a race to save the children of Nome. It's 1925, and a serious diphtheria epidemic is spreading fast, but a terrible blizzard has paralyzed the primitive air, sea and rail routes. Inspired by his love for Rosy and her beautiful husky Jenna, and his longing to be accepted by the townspeople, Balto rises to the occasion and wins the right to be on the sled team that will avert disaster by making the journey to retrieve the medicine from the Nenana railroad terminal 600 miles away. However, a dirty trick by Balto's arch rival Steele gets him kicked off the team altogether. When Balto spots a brokenhearted Jenna peering through the hospital window at her mistress Rosy, a new determination wells up inside him and he decides to go out into the storm to find Steele and bring back the medicine.

Crew

Emanuel Adeniji

Security

Steve Albert

Background Artist

Claire Alexander

Accounting Assistant

Colin J Alexander

Digital Effects Supervisor

Pascal Alixe

Assistant

Jonathan Allen

Other

David Allonby

Other

Manuel Almela

Assistant

Cinzia Angelini

Inbetweener

Marcus Arnull

Inbetweener

Rich Arons

Associate Producer

Simon Ashford

Assistant

Andrew Awbery

Visual Effects

Jamie Babbit

Script Supervisor

Hans Bacher

Production Designer

Claire Baker

Visual Effects

John Baldwin

Visual Effects

Sophie Baraduc

Production

Louise Barrett

Other

Marc Bascougnano

Assistant

Andy Bass

Other

Lenny Bass

Other

Isabelle Beaudoin

Animator

Graham Bebbington

Animator

Guner Behich

Animator

Cecile Bender

Assistant

Cecile Bender

Animator

Rune Brandt Bennicke

Animator

Lizzie Bentley

Visual Effects

Tim Bertani

Visual Effects

Arnaud Berthier

Animator

Shelly Best

Other

Annick Biaudet

Production

Brad Biggart

Other

Eddie Bignell

Effects Coordinator

Adam Binham

Other

Jim Bird

Camera Operator

David Birkenshaw

Effects Assistant

Andrea Blasich

Inbetweener

Heikki Boman

Special Thanks To

Guillaume Bonamy

Layout Artist

Sky Bone

Effects Assistant

Bolhem Bouchiba

Layout Artist

David Bowers

Animator

David Bowers

Storyboard Artist

Julia Bracegirdle

Assistant

James Bradney

Production Coordinator

Peter Brady

Other

Gerhard Brammer

Assistant

Sidney Brammer

Unit Production Manager

Claire Bramwell-pearson

Assistant

Frankie Brook

Visual Effects

Jon Brooks

Animator

Kevin W Brooks

Other

Andrew D Brownlow

Animator

Emmanuel Brughera

Production

Rob Buck

Visual Effects

Martin Buckingham

Effects Assistant

Sheila Buckley

Accounting Assistant

Steven Burch

Animator

Brian Burgess

Other

Sylviane Burnet

Other

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Janet Cable

Effects Assistant

Patrick Cady

Other

Chris Caiati

Grip

Charles L Campbell

Sound Editor

Deborah Campbell

Other

Peter Candeland

Assistant

Richard Carbone

Other

Samantha Carey

Production Assistant

Giulia Mazz Casling

Effects Assistant

L Phillippe Casseus

Grip

Lynette Charters

Animator

Stephen Chartrand

Driver

Jef Clark

Sound Editor

Adam Coglan

Visual Effects

David Steven Cohen

Screenplay

Martin Cohen

Post-Production Supervisor

Oliver Coipel

Assistant

Doug Cooper

Other

Tony Cope

Assistant

Denis Couchon

Animator

Judy Countryman

Special Thanks To

Nicola Courtney

Assistant

Emanuela Cozzi

Animator

John Craigmile

Production Auditor

Robert Crawford

Visual Effects

Deirdre Creed

Visual Effects

Caven Cummings

Facilities Supervisor

Valentina D'ambrosio

Assistant

Uffe Danielsen

Inbetweener

Allan Davies

Production Accountant

Clare Dechenu

Assistant Editor

Mick Defalco

Assistant

Luc Desmarchelier

Background Artist

Luc Desmarchelier

Art Director

John Dianda

Key Grip

Laurent Donnay

Production

Brendan Donnison

Adr Voice Casting

Chris Drew

Inbetweener

Deborah Dryland

Assistant

Guy Duchet

Inbetweener

Martin Duncan

Visual Effects

Ian Dunn

Security

Karl Dunne

Other

Michael Eames

Animator

Tracy Earland

Assistant

Keith Edemann

Assistant Sound Editor

Louis L Edemann

Sound Editor

Leanne Edmonds

Assistant

Simon Edwards

Visual Effects

Stuart Ellis

Visual Effects

Annie Elvin

Color

Harry Elvin

Visual Effects

Martin Elvin

Assistant

Ronald Eng

Sound Editor

Andy Eracleuos

Assistant

Sahin Ersoz

Animator

Marguerite Esser

Other

Sim Evan-jones

Editor

John Evans

Special Thanks To

Kieran Evans

Assistant Editor

Penny Evans

Special Thanks To

Stuart Evans

Other

Isabelle Faivre-duboz

Production

Loretta Farb

Production Assistant

Loretta Farb

Assistant Director

Luca Fattore

Animator

Lucy Fellows

Visual Effects

Jim Ferris

Grip

Laura Ann Fiorino

Assistant Director

Joseph F Fisher

Special Thanks To

Stefan Fjeldmark

Animator

Nick Fletcher

Editor

Vernon Ford

Security

Debbie Forster

Assistant

Catherine Foulkes

Assistant

Erica Fox

Assistant Director

Emmanuel Franck

Production

Stephan Franck

Production

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Coordinator

Joan Freestone

Assistant

Matthew Freeth

Effects Assistant

Miguel Fuertes

Animator

Lauren Gale

Craft Service

Gerald Gallego

Assistant

Javier Gallego

Other

Jose-antonio Garcia Villameriel

Production

Leonard T Geschke

Sound Editor

Chanchal Gill

Visual Effects

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Julie Gleeson

Background Artist

Alex Godsill

Visual Effects

Barry Goff

Effects Assistant

Danny Goldfield

Props

Danny Goldfield

On-Set Dresser

Alexa Goriup

Assistant

E Jane Gotts

Color

Maximilian Graenitz

Animator

Carlos Grangel

Visual Effects

Helena Grant

Effects Assistant

Antony Gray

Animator

Antony Gray

Other

Leonard F W Green

Animator

Kate Gregory

Other

Keith Greig

Animator

Andrew Griffiths

Assistant

Olsen Groiseau

Layout Artist

Jurgen Gross

Animator

Natasha Gross

Background Artist

Rudolphe Guenoden

Storyboard Artist

Rudolphe Guenoden

Animator

Louis J Guerra

Office Assistant

Jerome Guillaud

Assistant

Faith Guthert

Special Thanks To

Louise Haley

Assistant

Edmond Hallahan

Assistant

Tony Hamilton-white

Assistant

Joe Hanrahan

Animal Trainer

Linda Hanrahan

Animal Trainer

Stephen Hanson

Background Artist

Mick Harper

Animator

Nick Harrop

Assistant

Anne Heeney

Assistant

Thomas J Heilig

Transportation Coordinator

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Tass Hesom

Layout Artist

Dave Hibberd

Visual Effects

Earl A Hibbert

Animator

Steve Hickner

Producer

Natalie Higgs

Assistant

Craig Hilditch

Assistant

Michael Hirsh

Background Artist

Gontran Hoarau

Production

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Stuart Holloway

Camera Operator

Alan Holly

Adr Mixer

Jill Hopper

Production Manager

Alan Horn

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York, USA; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 22, 1995

Released in United States on Video April 2, 1996

Began shooting June 14, 1993.

Completed shooting August 4, 1995.

Released in United States Winter December 22, 1995

Released in United States on Video April 2, 1996