The Polar Express [WS] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2004]

Package Description: Get Up, Get On, And Get Ready For The Ride Of Your Life! It's Christmas Eve, and you're about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than you can imagine. You're on The Polar Express! Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical. "Seeing is believing," says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you. You'll see wonders. And you'll believe. All aboooooard!
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Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Never-before-seen Smokey and Steamer song
  • You Look Familiar: The Many "Polar Faces" of Tom Hanks
  • "A Genuine Ticket to Ride" featurette
  • 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
  • Polar Express Challenge
  • Meet the Snow Angels: The moviemakers' Christmas memories
  • THQ PC game demo with two playable levels
  • DVD-ROM web link to the online world of The Polar Express
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Polar Express
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa
  • Michael Jeter
    Michael Jeter - Smokey, Steamer
  • Nona Gaye
    Nona Gaye - Hero Girl
  • Peter Scolari
    Peter Scolari - Lonely Boy

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