Polar Express (3D Blu-ray) (2004)

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Overview

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.
Theatrical Release Date 2004
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Childrens
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    100
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Note: Smokey and Steamer Song Not Seen in Theatres
    You Look Familiar: The Many Polar Faces of Tom Hanks
    A Genuine Ticket to Ride Documentary Gallery: 5 Featurettes
    True Inspirations: An Authors 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
    Snow Angels: The Moviemakers Christmas Memories
    Theatrical Trailer

    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    DTS - English, French
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    Theatrical Release: November 10, 2004
  • Release Date
    11/16/10
  • Theatrical Release
    2004
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times 11-10-2004 "[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."
Ultimate DVD 04-01-2008 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a technical masterpiece that is made primarily for kids..."

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