The Polar Express IMAX 3D
- Genre: Animated
- Film running length: 100 min
(excl trailers and advertisements)
- UK Release Date: 12/12/2004
- Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Distributor: Warner Bros Distributors Ltd
Tom Hanks, micheal Jeter, Peter Scolan
This holiday season the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.
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.
Take the Journey in IMAX 3D!
Contains mild peril.
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