- 2 Discs
- 100 minutes
- Rating - G
Another plus in it's favor is that unlike so many great books that are turned into mediocre movies, The Polar Express stays true to the book, which was a nice surprise. Wringing 100 minutes out of a 30 page book couldn't have been an easy task! Of course, Tom Hanks, who actually plays five of the characters, does a superb job.
Some people have really questioned some of the scenes as being appropriate (like when the train skids out of control on the frozen lake) and have wondered how a loving "Santa figure" could allow things like that to happen on his watch. To me, those moments added depth since bad things and near-misses happen to good people day in and day out. Our loving Heavenly Father never promised us a smooth ride, but like the movie itself, everything does work out in the end.
- Never-before-heard "Smokey and Steamer" song
- Two exciting Polar Express Challenges kids can play
- Josh Groban Music Video: Josh Groban at the Greek performing the ACADEMY AWARD®-nominated original song "Believe"
- Behind the Scenes of "Believe"
- Tom Hanks interviews: Hear about Tom Hanks' 5 unique roles, how each character was different, and what it took for him to bring each one to life
- Behind-the-scenes secrets
- Performance Capture
- Virtual Camera
- Hair and Wardrobe
- Creating the North Pole
- Chris Van Allsburg interviews: The author discusses his artistic background and how he conceived the idea for The Polar Express book
- Filmmaker interviews: Moviemakers' Christmas Memories
- THQ Polar Express Game Demo