Most ‘90s kids grew up with the adorable animated movie Balto, which featured an outcast wolf-dog turned hero who courageously helped save the town of Nome, Alaska from a diphtheria outbreak. But as adults, we now know that kiddie movies often whitewash the real facts, and Balto is no different. In The Making Of Balto, the truth is laid bare: Balto was no wolf hybrid, but merely an Alaskan Husky who led his team along a dangerous route and was given a statue in New York City’s Central Park for his efforts. Simon Wells, who directed the movie, even admits in the documentary that he first stumbled upon Balto’s story after seeing the statue in the park.
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