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The Polar Express [videorecording (DVD)].

Contributor(s): Van Allsburg, Chris | Zemeckis, Robert, 1952- | Broyles, William, Jr, 1944- | Starkey, Steve | Van Allsburg, Chris. Polar Express | Broyles, William | Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm) | Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm) | Playtone (Firm) | ImageMovers (Firm) | Golden Mean Productions.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Neutral Bay, N.S.W. : Warner Bros. Home Video, c2005Description: 2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9325336026564.Subject(s): Children -- Juvenile films | Christmas -- Juvenile films | Santa Claus -- Juvenile films | Railroad travel -- Juvenile films | DVD-Video discs | Children -- Children's fiction | Christmas -- Children's fiction | Santa Claus -- Children's fiction | Railroad travel -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's films. | Animated films. | DVD -- Childrens. | DVD -- Film. | Christmas films. | Children's DVD. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: 791.4372
Contents:
Disc 1. The movie -- disc 2. Special features.
Production Credits: Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; produced by Steve Starkey ... [et al.] ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Daryl Sabara.Summary: Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara and Tom Hanks), an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (voice of Tom Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.
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Children's DVDs DVD FAMILY POL 2 Available
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Children's DVDs DVD FAMILY POL 3 Available

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Special features: never-before-seen Smokey and Steamer songs ; "You look familiar": the many "Polar Express" faces of Tom Hanks ; "A genuine ticket to ride" featurette ; "True inspirations: an author's adventure" profiling Chris Van Allsburg ; "Believe" - Josh Groban performs at the Greek Theatre ; "Behind the scenes of believe": bringing a hit song to magical life in the recording studio ; Polar Express challenge ; "Meet the snow angels: the movie makers' Christmas memories" ; "Flurry of effects" (easter eggs) featurette ; HQ PC game demo with 2 playable levels ; DVD-ROM weblinks to the online world of Polar Express.

Disc 1. The movie -- disc 2. Special features.

Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; produced by Steve Starkey ... [et al.] ; directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Daryl Sabara.

Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy (voice of Daryl Sabara and Tom Hanks), an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor (voice of Tom Hanks) invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience.

NZ Rating G: Suitable for general audiences.

DVD dual layer (Disc 1), single layer (disc 2) ; 2.40:1 widescreen ; 16:9 transfer ; encoded for region 4 ; PAL.

DVD-ROM minimum requirements: Interactual Player (included on disc), Microsoft Windows 98E, Microsoft IE 5.5, Marcomedia Flash Player 6.0, an Internet connection, a DVD-ROM drive and a DirectShor-compatible DVD decoder. This DVD will not work in a CD-ROM drive and the DVD-ROM features are not available on Apple Mac OS.

In English with optional soundtracks in Icelandic (Dolby 5.1) Subtitles in English, Arabic, Icelandic. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

In English or Icelandic (Dolby 5.1) with optional subtitles in English, Arabic, Icelandic or English for the hearing impaired.

In English with optional soundtrack in Icelandic (Dolby 5.1) Subtitles in English, Arabic, Icelandic. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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