Dramatically superior to its precursor, this sequel enables older kids to reflect on such issues as inter-racial identity and adolescent estrangement from parents. And, yes, it's a cartoon! When Balto the wolf-dog (voice of Maurice LaMarche) dreams of Native American animal symbols, he doesn't understand their significance. Ignoring his nightmares, Balto visits his wife and the puppies he sired; the tame doggies are all ready for adoption as pets except Aleu (Lacey Chabert). Aleu shuns domestication, yet resents the traits that make her an unsuitable human companion. Risking his daughter's ire, Balto reveals that Aleu's grandmother was a wolf; somehow, that lupine ge...