animated movie The Polar Express © Warner Bros.
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The Polar Express

Based on the acclaimed children's book by Jumanji author Chris Van Allsburg, this is the tale of a boy who has begun to lose his belief in Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, the boy awakens to the sound of a huge train driving up to his house. The conductor is there to take him and all of the rest of Polar Express' passengers to the North Pole to see Santa for themselves.

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Eh, I saw this movie when it first came out, and it may just be me, but I didn't care for it. At times the movie was boring and waay...
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Uncanny Valley, the revulsion caused in humans as they look at something that looks and moves almost like a human in virtual every respect, but there’s something wrong; causing them...
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I was shocked, surprised and flabbergasted by the negativity I heard on Keyframe.com. My Mom and I saw it in the theatre and I thought it is...
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I think it was seeing the trailer for Zemeckis' latest "animated" film, Beowulf, today that finally got me to break down and see this movie. There is nothing really wrong with...
Created by: Warner Bros.
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Tom Hanks ... Conductor, Hobo, Hero Boy (adult), Father, Scrooge, Santa Claus
Josh Hutcherson ... Hero Boy (child)
Nona Gaye ... Hero Girl
Peter Scolari ... Lonely Boy
Eddie Deezen ... Know-It-All
Leslie Zemeckis ... Sister Sarah, Mother
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Produced by: Steve Starkey, Gary Goetzman and William Teitler
Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke and Chris Van Allsburg
Musical Score by: Alan Silvestri
Writing Credits: Robert Zemeckis and William Broyles
Based on: the book by Chris Van Allsburg

animated movie The Polar Express © Warner Bros.This film makes extensive use of motion capture technology as the entire film was shot with digital cameras infront of green screen. The actors (primarily Tom Hanks) acted before the camera as they would a live action film while covered in motion-capture sensors. The idea being that every move the arm, flick of the eyelid and twitch of the lip is recorded as motion capture data for the digital animators to use in the creation of the actual movie itself.

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