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The Polar Express


10 Nov 2004

1 hr 40 min

Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

This holiday season... believe.
This is the story of a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations.
Budget: $165M


Josh McLaglen (Associate Producer)
Jack Rapke (Executive Producer)
Peter M. Tobyansen (Associate Producer)
Steven J. Boyd (Co-Producer)
Chris Van Allsburg (Executive Producer)
William Teitler (Producer)
Gary Goetzman (Producer)
Debbie Denise (Associate Producer)
Steve Starkey (Producer)
Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
Tom Hanks (Executive Producer)


(Creative Producer)

Production Companies

Golden Mean


Tom Hanks (as Hero Boy · Father · Conductor · Hobo · Scrooge · Santa Claus (voice))
Michael Jeter (as Smokey · Steamer (voice))
Nona Gaye (as Hero Girl (voice))
Peter Scolari (as Lonely Boy Billy (voice))
Eddie Deezen (as Know-It-All (voice))
Leslie Zemeckis (as Sister Sarah · Mother (voice))
Steven Tyler (as Elf Lieutenant (voice))
Julene Renee (as Red Head Girl (voice))
Chris Coppola (as Toothless Boy (voice))
Charles Fleischer (as Elf General (voice))
Daryl Sabara (as Hero Boy (voice))
Josh Hutcherson (as Hero Boy (additional motion capture))
Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak (as Know-it-all Kid (additional motion capture))
Tinashe Kachingwe (as Hero Girl (motion-capture modelling))
Jimmy Bennett (as Lonely Boy Billy (voice))
Dylan Cash (as Boy on Train (voice))
André Sogliuzzo (as Smokey and Steamer (voice))



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