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Polar Express
"Journey Beyond Your Imagination "

-- Synopsis:
     Destined to become a holiday perennial that contains some stunningly lovely and/or remarkable digital and Motion Capture (aka rotoscope) scenes. The story is about a doubting young boy On Christmas Eve, who boards an extraordinary magical train ride to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Tom Hanks stars as five different characters including the Conductor and Santa Claus.

 This film is  great for all ages and especially for kids who have almost grown out of their need to believe in Santa Claus. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

* Features:
     Jordan Frisbee and Tatianna Mollmann were one of the featured motion capture technique dancers doing West Coast Swing and Yuval and Natalie (whose characters multiplied,) Ryan and Jenny, Kevin and Carla did the Lindy Hop to Steven Tyler's "Rockin' On Top of the World." There are a few song and dance scenes such as the lively dance number done by the waiters as they serve the children hot chocolate on the train.


Screen Shot 2 Polar Express Cover Jordan and Tatianna in their motion Capture Suit they wore for filming
Screen Shot 1 Screen Shot 3


    More Film Information below

Date:

Language:

Availability:

2004 English DVD | VHS

Studio:

Format:

Genre: 

Warner Brothers Color / Rotoscope Christmas / Fantasy

Runtime:

Country Made:

Director:

99 minutes USA Robert Zemeckis

Featured Dancers

Featured Dance

Films Dance Rating

N/A Tap Dance Very Good

Known Dancers

Choreographers

Actors / Actresses

Carla Heiney John Carrafa (Choreographer) Brendan King (Pastry Chef)
Jenny Thomas Lisa Shriver  (Asst. Choreog.) Charles Fleischer (Elf General)
Jordan Frisbee (WCS)   Chris Coppola (Toothless Boy)
Kevin St. Laurent   Dante Pastula (Little Girl)
Megan Holloway   Eddie Deezen (Know-It-All)
Nathalie Gomes   Leslie H. Zemeckis (Sister Sarah)
Ryan Francois   Julene Renee (Red Head Girl)
Tatianna Mollmann (WCS)   Michael Jeter (Smokey)
Yuval Hod   Nona Gaye (Hero Girl)
    Peter Scolari (Lonely Boy)
    Tom Hanks (Many Parts)

Dances performed in this Film 

Films special dance interest

Lindy Hop n/a Jordan and Tatiana
Tap Dance   Kevin & Carla
West Coast Swing   Ryan & Jenny
    Yuval & Nathalie
    Animated Swing dance

Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Sheet Music Covers

Believe Christy Crowln/a
Frosty The Snowman Cindy Bourquin  
Here Comes Santa Claus Darian Bryant  
Hot Chocolate Eric Bradley  
I'll Be Home for Christmas Josh Groban  
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Justine Dorsey  
Marissa N. Blanchard
Rockin' On Top of the World Rylee Fansler  
Santa Claus is Coming to Town Scottie Haskell  
Silver Bells    
Spirit of the Season    
When Christmas Comes To Town    
White Christmas    
Winter Wonderland    

Similar Films

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings / Soundtracks 

American Pop n/a $ Polar Express Soundtrack
Lord of the Rings   $ Special Edition Soundtrack
Final Fantasy    

Books Available on this film ...

Title

Author

Date

Publisher

The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg 1985 n/a
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