The Polar Express

2004

Robert Zemeckis
Director

Animated CG movie about a youg boy who doesn't believe in Santa Claus, until one Christmas Eve he steps aboard a curious train, full of similar young doubters, which is heading for the North Pole.
Originally released in IMAX movie theatres, I was fortunate enough to witness this experience first-hand and it was like no other movie I had ever seen before - or since. Unfortunately the standard DVD release lacks everything that made it so incredible to view to begin with. ~ Lord.

Like many entertainments these days, this CGI animated Xmas bauble seems overly padded. The Snowman made the same point in 1/3 of the time. I'm not the thing's target audience, but I was unimpressed (even by the undoubted technical wizardry). ~ The Sloth.



21st October 2004
Chicago






10th November 2004
Cinema






14th November 2005
DVD







22nd November 2005
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Tom Hanks
Conductor/Boy/Hobo/Santa
Michael Jeter
Smokey/Steamer
Nona Gaye
Girl
Peter Scolari
Lonely Boy (Billy)
Eddie Deezen
Know-it-all
Leslie Harter Zemeckis
Sister Sarah/Mother
Steven Tyler
Elf Lieutenant/Elf Singer
Julene Renee
Red Head Girl/Elf
Chris Coppola
Toothless Boy/Elf
Charles Fleischer
Elf General
Debbie Lee Carrington
Elf
Josh Eli
Waiter
Phil Fondacaro
Elf
Ed Gale
Elf
Gregory Gast
Waiter
Mark Goodman
Waiter
Gordon Hart
Waiter
Rolandas Hendricks
Waiter
Brendan King
Pastry Chef
Mark Mendonca
Waiter
Andy Pellick
Pastry Chef
Mark Povinelli
Elf
Jon Scott
Waiter
Sean Scott
Waiter

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots