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The Polar Express [videorecording] /

by Zemeckis, Robert; Hanks, Tom; Zemeckis, Leslie Harter; Deezen, Eddie; Gaye, Nona; Scolari, Peter; Burgess, Don; Presley, Robert; Silvestri, Alan; Ballard, Glen; Van Allsburg, Chris; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2005Edition: Two-disc widescreen edition.Description: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790795434; 9780790795430; 0790795442; 9780790795447; 1419818716; 9781419818714.Language note: Disc 1: English, French (dubbed in Québec) or dubbed Spanish dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned ; Disc 2: Optional French subtitles.Uniform titles: Polar Express (Motion picture).Subject(s): Van Allsburg, Chris -- Film adaptations | North Pole -- Drama | Christmas films | Railroads -- Drama | Railroad travel -- Drama | Christmas -- Drama | North Pole -- Drama | Navidad -- Teatro | Polo Norte -- Teatro | Van Allsburg, Chris | Christmas films | Railroad travel | Railroads | Arctic Ocean -- North Pole | Animated films | Children's films | Christmas films | Drama | Fantasy films | Feature films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Christmas films | Animated films | Fantasy films | Film adaptations | Children's films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Contents:
Disc 1. Movie -- Original theatrical trailer ; Disc 2. Special features : You look familiar (ca. 4 min.) -- A genuine ticket to ride (ca. 11 min.) -- Challenge: find all 5 stocking stuffers -- True inspirations: An author's adventure (ca. 5 min.) -- Josh Groban at the Greek (ca. 4 min.) -- Behind the scenes of 'Believe' (ca. 4 min.) -- Polar Express Challenge -- Meet the Snow Angels (ca. 3 min.) -- THQ game demo [DVD-ROM feature].
Cast: Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Brendan King, Andy Pellick, Josh Eli, Mark Mendonca, Rolandas Hendricks.Summary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man 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 (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Disc 1: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40, 16:9) presentation; Dolby surround 5.1 ; Disc 2: DVD-ROM ; access to game demo requires DVD-ROM drive and internet access.

Disc 1: English, French (dubbed in Québec) or dubbed Spanish dialogue ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned ; Disc 2: Optional French subtitles.

Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Brendan King, Andy Pellick, Josh Eli, Mark Mendonca, Rolandas Hendricks.

Directors of photography, Don Burgess, Robert Presley ; editors, Jeremiah O'Driscoll, R. Orlando Duenas ; music, Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designers, Rick Carter, Doug Chiang.

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.

Special features: Challenges; deleted scenes; featurette; interviews; music video; "A genuine ticket to ride" : behind-the-scenes secrets on performance capture, virtual cameras, hair and wardrobe, creating the North Pole, and music.

Disc 1. Movie -- Original theatrical trailer ; Disc 2. Special features : You look familiar (ca. 4 min.) -- A genuine ticket to ride (ca. 11 min.) -- Challenge: find all 5 stocking stuffers -- True inspirations: An author's adventure (ca. 5 min.) -- Josh Groban at the Greek (ca. 4 min.) -- Behind the scenes of 'Believe' (ca. 4 min.) -- Polar Express Challenge -- Meet the Snow Angels (ca. 3 min.) -- THQ game demo [DVD-ROM feature].

Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

MPAA rating: G.

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