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The Polar Express Polar Express

Starring: Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Format Animated, Widescreen, Color, Color, Dolby, Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
Rating: G
Studio: Warner Home Video
Official Web Site: The Polar Express

DVD Features:

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Never-before-seen Smokey and Steamer song
  • You Look Familiar: The Many "Polar Faces" of Tom Hanks
  • True Inspirations: An Author's Adventure: Profiling Chris Van Allsburg
  • Josh Groban at the Greek performing the Academy Award nominated original song "Believe."
  • Behind the scenes of "Believe": bringing a hit song to life in the recording studio
  • Polar Express challenge
  • Meet the Snow Angels: the moviemakers' Christmas memories
  • THQ PC game demo with two playable levels
  • Theatrical trailer

About the Movie:

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Combining classic storytelling with cutting-edge filmmaking, The Polar Express debuts a highly advanced version of motion capture technology developed and tailored to meet Zemeckis' uncompromising vision and is the first feature ever to be shot entirely in this format.

Sony Pictures Imageworks, with senior visual effects supervisors Ken Ralston, a five-time Oscar winner, and Jerome Chen, a 2000 nominee, help bring this enchanting holiday story vividly to life in full CG animation through a brand new system called Performance Capture, Imageworks' next-generation motion capture process. This innovative technique allows the actors' live-action performances to drive the emotions and movements of the digital characters in a way never seen before, throwing open the door to a whole new era of freedom and creative options for actors and filmmakers.

This is certainly a film that will become a holiday classic. A family film everyone will enjoy. The breathtaking graphics and animation enhance the feel and theme of the movie.

Tom Hanks is wonderful in the role, leaving you to wonder, believe and feel the spirit of the season.

Purchase this DVD and you'll be sure to watch it over and over each holiday season, with ALL of the family.

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