Polar Express

Hanks, Tom

SKU: 883929555215

UPC 883929555215
Release Date 2016-11-01
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 100
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating G (MPAA)
Synopsis Director Robert Zemeckis revolutionized the art of animated film in 1998's WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT by dropping cartoon characters into the same frame with flesh-and-blood actors. In THE POLAR EXPRESS, live action and animation have merged seamlessly, resulting in sparkling super-realism. A landmark technique Zemeckis and his Sony Pictures Imageworks team call Performance Capture perfectly suits the tenor of this wondrous children's Christmas story by Chris Van Allsburg. A disillusioned little boy, just old enough to doubt the existence of Santa Claus, has the adventure of a lifetime one fateful Christmas Eve. Clad in his pajamas, he climbs aboard a magic train to the North Pole, driven by a kindly train conductor (voiced by Tom Hanks who starred in both of Zemeckis's Academy-Award winning films FORREST GUMP and CASTAWAY). Among myriad jaw-dropping moments, the train plummets brakeless through crystalline mountains in a simulated roller coaster ride. Going off the rails, skidding sideways, and snaking violently across a frozen lake, the train arrives at the North Pole (a vast, glowing city of brick buildings). At that moment, the car carrying the kids detaches and they're sent tumbling down never-ending chutes and slides until they land in the middle of Santa's Workshop. With its fascinating tale and impressive technical frolics, THE POLAR EXPRESS is destined to become both a holiday classic and a new turning point in the art of animated cinema.[T}here is wonder for us to cherish, courtesy of a spectacular visual sense....It does nicely with its quieter moments, especially in the emotional scenes that close the story.Theatrical Release: November 10, 20043 stars out of 5 -- It's a technical masterpiece that is made primarily for kids...
Cast Steve Starkey (Producer)
Peter Scolari (Star)
Gary Goetzman (Producer)
Nona Gaye (Star)
Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
Eddie Deezen (Star)
Robert Zemeckis (Screenwriter)
Charles Fleischer (Star)
R. Orlando Duenas (Editor)
Jack Rapke (Executive Producer)
Tom Hanks (Star)
Daryl Sabara (Star)
Michael Jeter (Star)
Doug Chiang (Production Designer)
William Teitler (Producer)
Rick Carter (Production Designer)
Glen Ballard (Music Supervisor)
Jeremiah O'Driscoll (Editor)
Don Burgess (Director of Photography)
Joanna Johnston (Costume Designer)
Alan Silvestri (Composer)
William Broyles (Screenwriter)
Robert Zemeckis (Director)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Blu-Ray Disc 1: Smokey and steamer song You look familiar: the many polar faces of Tom Hanks A genuine ticket to ride documentary gallery: 5 features True inspirations: an author's adventure: profiling Chris Van Allsburg Believe: Josh Groban performs at the Greek Theatre Behind the scenes of Believe: bringing a hit song to magical life in the recording studio Flurry of effects gallery: 5 motion-capture sessions Meet the snow angels: the moviemaker's christmas memories Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.40000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Holiday Video,Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Family
Attribute DVD Included,Steelbook,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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