Steele bares his teeth and stares after them angrily. [Full Review in Spanish In The Junior Novelization, Steele is described as a powerful purebred silver-and-charcoal Malamute with a mask on his face and steel-blue eyes. 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. When the capable but completely self-absorbed lead dog, Steele (voiced by Jim Cummings), gets his team lost, saving the town falls on the shoulders ��� After that, the team was sold again and put on exhibit as a kind of curiosity show. Balto: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack of the film, composed by James Horner.[20]. In reality, the sled run to retrieve the medicine was actually a relay. When Steele confronts Balto, the winner of the race, the musher walks over and praises Steele, laughing and patting his head as the dog jumps up on him. After the serum run, Gunnar Kasaan, the musher, sold Balto on a nationwide tour. In the film, the only residents of Nome who contract diphtheria are 18 children, but in reality, many more were infected, including adults. He always hangs out with Nikki, his best friend, and Star, whom he isn't too fond of due to his outbursts and stupid comments. Balto was never an outcast street dog as shown by the film, but was instead born in a kennel owned by the famous musher and breeder, In the sequels, Balto continued living in Nome along with his family and friends, but in reality, Balto and his team were sent to the Brookside Zoo (now the, This page was last edited on 3 January 2021, at 03:55. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins (in a dual role) and Bob Hoskins, with Miriam Margolyes in the live-action sequences. Balto's ears pricked. In Balto, Star is a small, thin, narrow faced gray malamute with darker stripes on his back, and lighter cream coloration on his face, chest, underbelly, and front paws. Jenna enjoys being with Balto, seeing he truly considers and cares for her and her feeli��� Steele laughs at the musher as he seems to know the action he caused to lose. Although the film was a major financial disappointment (it was overshadowed by the successes of Pixar Animation Studios' first film Toy Story and Jumanji), and received mixed reviews from critics, its subsequent sales on home video led to two direct-to-video sequels: Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002) and Balto III: Wings of Change (2004), though none of the original voice cast reprised their roles. In 1995 New York City, an elderly woman, her granddaughter, and the latter’s Siberian Husky, Blaze, are walking through Central Park, looking for a memorial. The film is l oosely based on a true story about the dog of the same name who helped save children from the diphtheria epidemic in the 1925 serum run to Nome. Balto was the third and final animated feature produced by Steven Spielberg's UK-based Amblimation studio, before it became DreamWorks Animation. [4] The film is loosely based on a true story about the dog of the same name who helped save children infected with diphtheria in the 1925 serum run to Nome. In the sequels, Balto became a proud father with Jenna and they had a litter of puppies who grew up and moved on with their lives, but in reality, Balto was neutered at 6 months of age, and thus, he never sired a litter. Brendan Fraser was originally cast as Steele, because director Simon Wells had envisioned Steele as a school quarterback jock carried away by his sense of importance, and felt that Fraser fitted that personality well. Jenna is a character in the Balto movie trilogy, the love interest and later mate of Balto and the mother of Aleu, Kodi, Dingo, and Saba. The role as elderly Rosy's granddaughter's husky, Blaze, was played by two light red blue-eyed Siberian Huskies. Steele, on the other hand, gets rejected and is despised by the other dogs. [15] Its release was vastly overshadowed by that of Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, which had premiered a month earlier.[16]. Steele's Musher is next seen during the race for the fastest dogs. When Diphtheria breaks out in the town��� UNSC database: Thank you. He constantly praises and follows Steele to stay on his good side. However, Jenna has been injured and cannot continue on. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. S��� After the race, Steele walks up to his musher, waiting to be praised, but the musher ignores him, looking thoughtful as he asks The Photographer if Steele is losing his edge. While attempting to save the medicine from falling down a cliff, Balto himself falls. Steele was the lead dog on the best dog racing team in Nome; he first encountered Balto (in the movie, Steele's behavior towards Balto is an obvious indication that they have met on prior occasions) after being defeated by the latter in a race while rescuing Rosy's hat. He is the musher of Steele's Team who is present during the journey to bring back the medicine. The storyline follows the same litter of pups from Balto II: Wolf Quest, but focuses on another pup, Kodi, who is a member of a U.S. Mail dog sled delivery team, and is in danger of getting put out of his job by Duke, a pilot of a mail delivery bush plane. A dog race is held to determine the best-fit dogs for a sled dog team to get the medicine. The film's live-action prologue and epilogue segments were filmed in Central Park in Fall 1994. The team wins the race, however, Balto outruns Steele to save Rosy's Hat. Steele is exposed as a liar, and the other dogs abandon him in anger, and refusing his pleads to explain. The woman, revealed to be an elderly Rosy, repeats the same line, "Thank you, Balto. Steele's Musher is a minor character in the original movie. Boris in the first film, had great faith in Balto when he left to save Nome. According to Wells, "I liked Brendan a great deal, and we did one recording session with him that was terrific." The VHS version was made available once more on August 11, 1998, under the Universal Family Features label. Her bandanna is more reddish, and though she isn't as bright red, she isn't as dark as she was in Wolf Quest. It was initially released in widescreen on Blu-ray for the first time exclusively at Walmart retailers on April 4, 2017 before its wide release on July 4, 2017. Biography Balto. Balto instructs Boris and the polar bears to take her home while he continues on his own. 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