The Polar Express G

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The Polar Express
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 26, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 English, French, Spanish

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 241,851
People in Hollywood should never work with children or animals, W.C. Fields once said. Maybe that should be expanded to hyper-realistic computer-generated children and reindeer, too.
Associated Press
Dec 9, 2013
3 stars out of 5 -- It's a technical masterpiece that is made primarily for kids...
Ultimate DVD
Apr 1, 2008
[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.
Los Angeles Times
Nov 10, 2004
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The Polar Express is reminiscent of childhood classics of yore. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Sensacine
Nov 4, 2019
Rating: 4.5/5 -- There is something indescribably unworldly about this picture, and not just because of the pioneering use of motion-capture technology. Full Review
Herald Sun (Australia)
Nov 16, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The trailers and TV commercials for The Polar Express don't do justice to the breathtaking artistry of the film. Full Review
Buffalo News
Dec 13, 2016
At some point very early in the 3-D IMAX version of The Polar Express, technology trumps banality and you helplessly surrender to the shock and awe of this big, often thunderous movie. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Dec 9, 2013

Product Description:

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.

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  • Theatrical Release: November 10, 2004
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 30,695
  • UPC: 012569740648
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
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