Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Balto 1995 / Movie Madness

A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto becomes a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness for medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race.

The town's doctor sends for more diphtheria antitoxin, which Nome is out of. A dog team is sent to Nenana to pick up the antitoxin, but on the way back, there is an accident, and the musher is knocked out. When the team doesn't arrive, Balto goes to help them out. He is, of course, bullied by Steele, his rival. Balto ends up leading the team, and on the way back, has an accident, but proves himself by bringing the antitoxin safely to Nome, and becomes a hero. Steele, on the other hand, gets rejected and is despised by the other dogs.

Pics & review from IMBD.

Lego Scale : 3

1 comment:

Jen said...

Thanks for playing along. I haven't seen this movie yet. I'll have to rent it for my kids.