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The Polar Express

Author: Steve StarkeyRobert ZemeckisGary GoetzmanWilliam TeitlerWilliam Broyles, Jr.All authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Animation : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Animated films
Fantasy films
Adventure films
Action and adventure films
Children's films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fantasy
Adventure
Children's
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Starkey; Robert Zemeckis; Gary Goetzman; William Teitler; William Broyles, Jr.; Tom Hanks; Leslie Harter Zemeckis; Eddie Deezen; Nona Gaye; Peter Scolari; Brendan King; Andy Pellick; Josh Eli; Mark Mendonca; Rolandas Hendricks; Alan Silvestri; Glen Ballard; Chris Van Allsburg; Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm); Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm); Playtone (Firm); ImageMovers (Firm); Golden Mean Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419852922 9781419852923
OCLC Number: 182546908
Language Note: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Blu-ray Disc.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.
Special features: (480i or 480p Standard Definition ; Dolby Digital stereo.) Smokey and Steamer song; "You look familiar: the many Polar faces of Tom Hanks" featurette; "A genuine ticket to ride" documentary gallery includes 5 featurettes; "True inspirations: an author's 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; "Meet the Snow Angels:" the moviemakers' Christmas memories; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Directors of photography, Don Burgess, Robert Presley ; editors, Jeremiah O'Driscoll, R. Orlando Duenas ; music score, Alan Silvestri ; original songs, Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designers, Rick Carter, Doug Chiang ; senior visual effects supervisors, Ken Ralston, Jerome Chen.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Brendan King, Andy Pellick, Josh Eli, Mark Mendonca, Rolandas Hendricks.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition.; This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Other Titles: Polar Express (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor, along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery.

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