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Balto [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 26131288
  • Release Date: 02/03/2015
  • Rating: G

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

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    • Production notes
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    • Film highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Where's the dog sled team gone
    • Closed Captioned


    Balto is an animated trifle, based loosely on a true story from the 1920s, that may offer some amusement for young children. A live-action intro and outro set the stage for the story of Balto (voiced by Kevin Bacon), a stray who's half dog and half wolf, who is shunned as a half-breed outcast by both humans and his own kind. Balto does have some friends, like the goose Boris (Bob Hoskins) and two polar bears named Muk and Luk (Phil Collins), but he is particularly resented by canine pack leader Steele (Jim Cummings), with whom he is competing for the affections of Jenna (Bridget Fonda). He eventually becomes a hero when he guides a medication-carrying sled to a townful of sick kids in the wilds of Alaska. The film features a number of positive messages (subtlety is not its strong point), but it may not feature enough humor or excitement to keep anyone but the very smallest viewers engrossed. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Kevin Bacon
      Kevin Bacon - Balto
    • Bob Hoskins
      Bob Hoskins - Boris
    • Bridget Fonda
      Bridget Fonda - Jenna
    • Jim Cummings
      Jim Cummings - Steele
    • Phil Collins
      Phil Collins - Muk/Luk

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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing clarity and sound, but no menu

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I give full marks because of the amazing video and audio clarity of this timeless movie, one of my favorites. I have watched the VHS version for years and finally buckled down and got the Bluray and watched it last night. I was stunned by the clarity of all elements. Sometimes a digital version of an amazing VHS animated film is not an improvement because it takes away the VHS warmth. Not the case here; this Bluray version is light-years better than the VHS and enhances this movie by many levels up. The only problem with this particular item is that it has no menu before the movie starts. That is, you insert the movie, and it starts playing. If you want a menu, say to get captions, you have to press Top Menu WHILE the movie is playing, not before it starts, and then you have to backtrack the movie to its beginning. Also, since there is no pre-movie menu, there are also no special features. This is the movie, the whole movie, and nothing but the movie, so help you Hollywood... But if you like this film, you will love this experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Touching movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is very moving and touching movie. It is a tear jerker but loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Loved it!!! Great movie for both kids and adults, highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So Glad That This Is Finally On Bluray!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great story and animation, looks great on blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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