The Resource The Polar Express, Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (videorecording Blu-ray)

The Polar Express, Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (videorecording Blu-ray)

Label
The Polar Express
Title
The Polar Express
Statement of responsibility
Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis
Contributor
Composer
Producer
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. 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, along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Don Burgess, Robert Presley ; editors, Jeremiah O'Driscoll, R. Orlando Duenas ; music score, Alan Silvestri ; original songs, Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designers, Rick Carter, Doug Chiang ; senior visual effects supervisors, Ken Ralston, Jerome Chen
Intended audience
Rated G
Language note
  • In English dialogue with English, French or Spanish subtitles
  • SDH - subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.C5113
PerformerNote
Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Brendan King, Andy Pellick, Josh Eli, Mark Mendonca, Rolandas Hendricks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1952-
  • 1944-
  • 1957-
  • 1954-2021
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Starkey, Steve
  • Zemeckis, Robert
  • Goetzman, Gary
  • Teitler, William
  • Broyles, William
  • Hanks, Tom,
  • Zemeckis, Leslie Harter
  • Deezen, Eddie
  • Gaye, Nona
  • Scolari, Peter
  • King, Brendan
  • Pellick, Andy
  • Eli, Josh
  • Mendonca, Mark
  • Hendricks, Rolandas
  • Silvestri, Alan
  • Ballard, Glen
  • Van Allsburg, Chris
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • North Pole
Technique
animation
Label
The Polar Express, Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (videorecording Blu-ray)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in a standard DVD player
  • Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Special features: (480i or 480p Standard Definition ; Dolby Digital stereo.) Smokey and Steamer song; "You look familiar: the many Polar faces of Tom Hanks" featurette; "A genuine ticket to ride" documentary gallery includes 5 featurettes; "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; "Flurry of effects" gallery: 5 motion-capture sessions; "Meet the Snow Angels:" the moviemakers' Christmas memories; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray disc.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9786311627914
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391157038
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115703
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The Polar Express, Castle Rock Entertainment presents in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; a Playtone/ImageMovers/Golden Mean production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, William Teitler ; screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Robert Zemeckis, (videorecording Blu-ray)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in a standard DVD player
  • Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Special features: (480i or 480p Standard Definition ; Dolby Digital stereo.) Smokey and Steamer song; "You look familiar: the many Polar faces of Tom Hanks" featurette; "A genuine ticket to ride" documentary gallery includes 5 featurettes; "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; "Flurry of effects" gallery: 5 motion-capture sessions; "Meet the Snow Angels:" the moviemakers' Christmas memories; theatrical trailer
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray disc.
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9786311627914
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391157038
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
115703
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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