It looks like the storywriters were trying to write the "New Age Gospel" for kids and decided to use Balto and his daughter as the missionaries. If you're gonna do that at least give it a decent plot. Example: That little mouse that sings a song -- and a poorly-written song at that. It's entirely new-age-ish and doesn't really help the plot along at all.
Where the first movie was based on a true story, this one doesn't contain one scrap of truth. While that's okay for a film, it sure is a disappointment to those of us expecting a true extension to the story.
If your local library has a copy, maybe that's worth looking it, but don't waste your money. Buy the first movie instead.
That having been said, The movie's plot IS cookiecutter, the animation was good for a D2V sequel, and the color scheme for the characters was wrong. For example, Balto's eyes changed color between the first film and now. Who knows why?
The original voice cast was almost all unavailable for the sequel, each person being involved in various other projects, which is why most of them didn't come back. As for others, maybe they know that D2V sequels in general are lower quality and didn't want their name associated with it?
Overall, I was pleased, but that's because I tend to read things into movies that they lack, and so I don't find them as lacking. I'm nuts. :)
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