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The Polar Express is a american film of genre Fantasy directed by Robert Zemeckis released in USA on 10 november 2004 with Tom Hanks

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express
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Released in USA 10 november 2004
Length 1h40
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Fantasy,    Adventure,    Animation
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975

The Polar Express is a 2004 American computer animated musical fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using the live action performance capture technique.

The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010, as the CGI-model for the female protagonist. Castle Rock Entertainment produced the film in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone and Golden Mean, for Warner Bros. Pictures. The visual effects and performance capture were done at Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film was made at a budget of $165 million, a record breaking sum for an animated feature at the time. The studio first released the film in both conventional and IMAX 3D theaters November 10, 2004. It received mixed reviews from critics but grossed $307 million worldwide.

The Polar Express is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006 as the first all-digital capture film. This is Castle Rock Entertainment's first animated film. This was Michael Jeter's last acting role, and the film was dedicated to his memory.

Synopsis

On Christmas Eve in the late-1950s, a boy witnesses a train called the Polar Express that is about to embark to the North Pole. When the boy examines the engine, the conductor lets him board the train. The boy meets other children, including a girl and a know-it-all kid. When the train picks up Billy, the hero boy applies the emergency brakes. Billy initially declines to board but changes his mind. The conductor summons a waiter team, who give the children hot chocolate, and the girl stows away one cup under her seat to give to Billy, who is alone in the observation car. The girl and conductor deliver the hot chocolate cup to Billy until the hero boy discovers the girl’s ticket is unpunched. He loses it before he can return it. After the ticket is abused by the wind and animals, it slips back in the train. The girl explains her lost ticket, and the conductor considers ejecting her before taking her for a walk on the top of the train instead. The hero boy locates the lost ticket and pursues them.

Actors

Tom Hanks

(Hero Boy / Father / Conductor / Hobo / Scrooge / Santa Claus (voice))
Daryl Sabara

(Hero Boy (voice))
Josh Hutcherson

(Hero Boy (additional motion capture))
Nona Gaye

(Hero Girl (voice))
Peter Scolari

(Lonely Boy Billy (voice))
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