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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

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

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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. 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
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1986.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Polar Express (Motion picture)
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.C5113
LC item number
P6537 2007
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-
  • 1958-
  • 1954-
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
  • Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm)
  • Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm)
  • Playtone (Firm)
  • ImageMovers (Firm)
  • Golden Mean Productions
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas plays
  • North Pole
  • Belief and doubt
  • Express trains
  • Belief and doubt
  • Christmas plays
  • Express trains
  • Arctic Ocean
Target audience
general
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • Title from container
  • 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
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
Control code
ocn182546908
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9781419852923
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 control number
(OCoLC)182546908
System details
  • Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
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
Publication
Note
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • Title from container
  • 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
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
Control code
ocn182546908
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Isbn
9781419852923
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 control number
(OCoLC)182546908
System details
  • Blu-ray, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Terms governing use
This Blu-ray disc is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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