Boris Goosinov (called Uncle Boris by Muk, Luk, Aleu, and sometimes Balto) is a Russian snow goose who raised Balto from a pup. He is the tritagonist of the first film.
He speaks with a heavy Russian accent (but in the close captions for Balto II: Wolf Quest, it says that Boris has a Yiddish accent).
He is voiced by the late Bob Hoskins in the first film, and Charles Fleischerin the direct-to-video movies, both of whom had starred together in Who Framed Roger Rabbit as Eddie Valiant and the voice for Roger Rabbit, respectively as well as Mario in the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.
Physical Appearance Edit
Boris has the appearance of the average snow goose with white feathers include black tipped wings and headdress.
Boris had great faith in Balto when he left to save Nome, telling him, "A dog cannot make the journey alone, but maybe a wolf can."
Boris was afraid of Steele. In the 2nd film, Boris told Balto that even though he didn't want to believe it, Aleu would be half-wolf.
Boris was also revealed to be superstitious and believed in mystical stuff. In the 3rd film, he developed a crush on a goose named Stella, but lied about flying with her to hide his fear of heights.
Boris was born in Russia. It is unknown how he ended up in Nome since he has a fear of heights. Sometime in Boris' life, he discovered a young Balto and raised him as his adoptive son.
When Balto left to save Nome several years later, Boris waited for Balto's return. Boris became the pups babysitter in the 2nd film.
When Balto left to find Aleu, Boris once again waited for Balto's return with Jenna.
Two years later, he fell in love with a migrating snow goose named Stella. After Stella became mad with him, she chased him onto a plane which then crashed.
Balto, Stella, Muk and Luk eventually found Boris in the wreck-site and carried him back to Nome. Boris made up with Stella and confessed to her his fear of heights. Later, they became a couple.