The Polar ExpressThe Polar Express (2004) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Animation based on Live-Action Motion Capture
- Warner Bros., Castle Rock Entertainment, Playtone, ImageMovers, Golden Mean, Universal CGI
- Distributed by: Warner Bros., Castle Rock Entertainment
- Cartoon Characters: Head Waiter, Elves, The Conductor, Hero Boys, Know-It-Alls, Hero Girl, Steamer, Smokey, Lonely Boys, Toothless, Boy on Train, Elf Lieutenants, Elf Singer, Holly, Sister Sarah, Red-Headed Girl, Toothless, Billy, Father, Conductor, Scrooge, Santa Claus, Elf General, Mother.
- Voice Actors: Tom Hanks, Andrew Ableson, Debbie Lee Carrington, Ed Gale, Nona M. Gaye, Ashly Holloway, Connor Matheus, Ross McCall, Hayden McFarland; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Robert Zemeckis, Josh McLaglen, Rick Kelly.
- Produced By Gary Goetzman, Steve Starkey, William Teitler, Robert Zemeckis, Chris Van Allsburg, Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke, Steven J. Boyd, Debbie Denise; more Producers ...
- Animated By Marco Marenghi, Sarah Back.
- Written By Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr, Chris Van Allsburg.
- Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song), "Believe," Music and Lyric by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, 2005, Academy Award Nominee, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Randy Thom and Dennis Leonard, 2005; more Awards ...
- Music: Alan Silvestri.
Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri.
- Editor: R. Orlando Duenas, Jeremiah O'Driscoll.
- Originally Released on November 10, 2004.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 100 minutes.
Based on the acclaimed children's book by "Jumanji" author Chris Van Allsburg, "The Polar Express" is about a boy who refuses to give up his belief in Santa Claus despite incessant teasing from his friends. On Christmas Eve, a steam train shows up, whisking the... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
3D animation. This film went very heavily into motion capture, as the entire film was shot with digital cameras in front of a green screen. The actors acted before the camera as they would a live-action film while covered in motion-capture sensors.... (more)
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