The Polar Express


Runtime : 01h30
Genres : Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Release : November 10, 2004
Studio : Warner Bros.
Budget : $165,000,000
Domestic revenue : $181,320,482
Woldwide revenue : $305,461,064
Director : Robert Zemeckis
Writers : Chris Van Allsburg (Book)
Robert Zemeckis (Screenplay)
William Broyles Jr. (Screenplay)
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Hero Boy / Santa Claus / Conductor / Hobo / Father / Scrooge
Leslie Zemeckis Sister Sarah / Mother
Eddie Deezen Know-It-All
Nona Gaye Hero Girl
Peter Scolari Lonely Boy
Chris Coppola Toothless Boy
Julene Renee Red Head Girl
Dante Pastula Little Boy


Santa Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting boy, 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 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.