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The Polar Express

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Original title
The Polar Express
Running time
97 min.
United States United States
Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr. (Book: Chris Van Allsburg)
Alan Silvestri
Don Burgess, Robert Presley
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Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment present a Playtone / Imagemovers / Golden Mean production
Animation. Adventure. Fantasy. Kids | Christmas. 3D. Trains
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Chris Van Allsburg Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear - the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight.
Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight - a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes.
The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train's conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. " Well, are you coming?" the conductor asks. "Where?"

"Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is the Polar Express!"

"It doesn't matter where the train is going. What matters is deciding to get on."
2004: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Original Song, Sound, Sound Effects
2004: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Original Song
2004: BAFTA: Best Movie infantil
2004: 2 Nominations Critics' Choice Awards: Best Animated Feature, Song
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