The Polar Express (IMAX 3D)

Theatrical Release: November 10, 2004
DVD Release: November 22, 2005
The Polar Express (IMAX 3D)


Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 classic children’s book, this film uses “performance capture,” a new technique that turns actors’ movements into computer animation. A boy’s dream of sneaking a peek at Santa Claus (Tom Hanks) is about to come true when the Polar Express steam train stops in front of his house one Christmas Eve. Boarding several kids along the way, the Train Conductor (Tom Hanks) takes them on an unforgettable journey toward the North Pole, but they must face a dangerous problem — the terrain of the arctic. Venturing across ice-covered lakes and plummeting down steep mountain cliffs, the Polar Express races to get the children to the North Pole to see Santa before it’s too late. This magical, delightful experience is a true holiday treat for kids of all ages. Most adults will cheer too.

Dove Review

Watch as this wonderful children’s book comes alive right in front of you in this IMAX 3D experience. The story is well developed and the characters are superb. The adventure will keep you and your children on the edge of your seat as you ride along with the movie from start to finish. The 3D filming of this movie places you right in the action as snow flakes fall all around you. Even if you have already seen the film in 2D, I encourage you to treat yourself to this stunning experience. Hats off to Warner, IMAX, Hanks and Zemeckis. This is definitely a must see this Christmas season!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: G
Starring: Tom Hanks
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe