The Polar Express

The Polar Express (2004)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Animated Film, Christmas Film, Family Film, Musical  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 2004  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - G
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The Polar Express is a 2004 American Christmas 3D animated musical fantasy film based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, who served as one of the executive producers on the film. 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 with 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 grossed $309 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. The film also marks Michael Jeter's last acting role before his death, and the film was dedicated to his memory.

Movie Info

Budget

$165,000,000

Box Office

$314,215,454

Themes

Tags

Beard, Bell, Christmas, Chute, Faith, Film Based On Books, Gift, Literary, Nerd, North Pole, Santa Claus, Seth Holt, Susan Strasberg, Ticket, Trestle

Attributes

Based On: The Polar Express
Narrative Location: Arctic, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alternate Titles

Boréal Express
CA
Der Polarexpress
DE
Ekspres polarny
PL
El expreso polar
AR, CL, PE, VE
El Expreso Polar
MX
Expresul polar
RO
Kutup ekspresi
TR
Le pôle express
BE, FR
Napapiirin pikajuna
FI
O Expresso Polar
BR
Polaarekspress
EE
Polar express
HR, ID
Polar Express
IT, PT, ES
Polar Expressz
HU
Polar-ekspressen
DK
Polārais ekspresis
LV
Polarekspressen
NO
Polarexpressen
FI, SE
Polarni vlak
SI
Polárny expres
SK
Pole Express
FR
Svajoniu traukinys
LT
Tàu Tốc Hành Bắc Cực
VN
The Polar Express
AU, CA, IN, NL, PH, SG, AE, GB
The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience
US
To Poliko Express
GR
TPEx
US
Το Πολικό Εξπρές
GR
Поларни експрес
RS
Полярен експрес
BG
Полярний Експрес
UA
Полярный экспресс
RU
ポーラー・エクスプレス
JP
北極快車
HK
北極特快車
TW
폴라 익스프레스
KR