Watch The Polar Express online in these video clips - Polar Express continues to be a favorite Christmas story in both book form and in the 2004 movie starring Tom Hanks.
The Polar Express book is a favorite family read every Christmas, and the movie is simply spectacular –a unique computer-animated film that retells the story so well, and features Tom Hanks’ voice in many roles.
Here are 5 fun facts about The Polar Express:
Tom Hanks plays six characters: the Conductor, the Hobo, Santa Claus, Scrooge, Hero Boy’s father and Hero Boy.
The Polar Express was written, produced and directed by Robert Zemeckis.
The animation experience of Polar Express is unique, using the performance capture technique to take the live, human characters and animate them to make a pseudo live-action feel to the film’s animation.
The waiters on the train in The Polar Express were not animated with performance capture because their movements would be too difficult for live actors to perform. Watch The Polar Express waiters serve hot chocolate (vide0).
The boy in The Polar Express is voiced by Daryl Sabara – you may remember him from his role in the Spy Kids movies.
Is The Polar Express one of your favorite Christmas movies to watch with your family?
The Polar Express airs on ABC Family on December 3 (6:00 and 8:30 p.m.), December 21 (8:30 p.m.) and December 23 (4:00 p.m.)
Polar Express “When Christmas Comes to Town” (video):
Polar Express behind-the-scenes video: