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Indomitable spirit of the sled dogs

 
clip from film with Grandma, Granddaughter, Balto, Jenna, Boris, Rosy, Father, Mother, Doctor, Dixie, Steele, Nikki, Kaltag, Star

Quotes

NURSE: Here, drink this. MOTHER: Thanks. BORIS: Balto. MUK: Balto. BORIS: Balto? Balto's back! BALTO: Jenna. FATHER: The team! MOTHER: They made it! STEELE: Of course, as you know. I swam and I swam. I was freezing cold. And then... Finally, I said, Steele, you'll have to gnaw your way to the surface. So I... What? DOG #1: It's Balto. With the medicine! DIXIE: Steele, you are positively... disposable! STEELE: OK, OK. I can explain. Tell me about it. You guys weren't there, so you don't... Wait a minute, guys. Wait just a second. Please? DOCTOR: Steady, there. Easy, now. That's had a long journey. MAN: Good dog, Balto. OLD WOMAN: Dear, dear Balto. BUTCHER: Good boy! BORIS: Not dog! Not wolf! You're a hero! MUK: Balto! FATHER: Come on, boy. There's someone wants to see you. ALL: Thank you! Thank you! ROSY: Mommy? MOTHER: Rosy, darling. Ohh! ROSY: I fell asleep. FATHER: Rosy. ROSY: Balto. I'd be lost without you. BALTO: Jenna. NIKKI: Way to go, Balto! KALTAG: He has the most endurance, the most fidelity, the most intelligence! STAR: They should build a statue of him! KALTAG: You said it! STAR: I did? GRANDDAUGHTER: This is it. Grandma. Blaze found it. GRANDMA: What does it say? GRANDDAUGHTER: "Dedicated to the... " Indomable? GRANDMA: Indomitable. GRANDDAUGHTER: "Indomitable spirit of the sled dogs..." GRANDMA: "... that relayed antitoxin 600 miles from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the winter of 1925." GRANDDAUGHTER: "Endurance, fidelity, intelligence." Balto really did do all of that, didn't he, Grandma? GRANDMA: Oh, yes, sweetheart, he really did. And today they run the Iditarod Dog Race over the very path he and the others took. GRANDDAUGHTER: Can Blaze do that too. Grandma? GRANDMA: Maybe. With practice. A lot of practice. GRANDDAUGHTER: Come on, Blaze. Come on! Mush! GRANDMA: Thank you, Balto. I would've been lost without you. GRANDDAUGHTER: Grandma Rosy! Grandma Rosy, come on! NOTE: to watch in high resolution, click on them

References

The film's release was vastly overshadowed by the performance of Disney's Toy Story (1995) and, at best, did modest box office. This led to the closure and disestablishment of Amblimation, but it quickly garnered a strong cult following, and is now regarded as a classic.

Strong video sales lead to the release of two sequels: Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002) and Balto III: Wings of Change (2004).

After the mission's success, Balto and Gunnar Kasaan became celebrities. A statue of Balto, sculpted by Frederick Roth, was erected in New York City's Central Park on December 17, 1925, just ten months after Balto's arrival in Nome. Balto himself was present for the monument's unveiling. The statue is located on the main path leading north from the Tisch Children's Zoo. In front of the statue a low-relief slate plaque depicts Balto's sled team, and bears the following inscription: "Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice, across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the Winter of 1925. Endurance. Fidelity. Intelligence." The statue symbolizes the boundless courage of all the dogs who made the tremendous journey against the greatest of odds: Togo or Balto, he faces north, forever dreaming, perhaps of his immortal run in the service of mankind.



Watch pictures and other parts of movie

It's Balto with the medicine
It's Balto with the medicine
  Not dog, not wolf, a hero
Not dog, not wolf, a hero
  Relayed antitoxin 600 miles from Nenana
Relayed antitoxin 600 miles from Nenana
to the relief of stricken Nome in the winter of 1925
Balto (1995)
Balto (1995)
  Half dog and half wolf
Half dog and half wolf
  Rosy Goes to the Doctor
Rosy Goes to the Doctor
  Dogs race for the sled team
Dogs race for the sled team
Balto going get the medicine
Balto going get the medicine
  Do you need a pedigree to help someone
Do you need a pedigree to help someone
  Steele's lying Balto's alive
Steele's lying Balto's alive
  Indomitable spirit of the sled dogs
Indomitable spirit of the sled dogs