The Polar Express

The Polar Express (2004)

This holiday season... believe.

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When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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  • 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)
  • Isabella Peregrina

    as Sister Sarah (voice)
  • Ashly Holloway

    as Sister Sarah (additional motion capture)
  • Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak

    as Know-it-all Kid (additional motion capture)
  • Tinashe

    as Hero Girl (motion-capture modelling)
  • Chantel Valdivieso

    as Hero Girl (additional motion capture modelling)
  • Meagan Moore

    as Hero Girl (singing voice)
  • Jimmy Bennett

    as Lonely Boy Billy (voice)
  • Hayden McFarland

    as Lonely Boy Billy (additional motion capture)
  • Matthew Hall

    as Lonely Boy Billy (singing voice)
  • Dylan Cash

    as Boy on Train (voice)
  • André Sogliuzzo

    as Smokey and Steamer (voice)
  • Brendan King

    as Pastry Chef
  • Andy Pellick

    as Pastry Chef
  • Connor Matheus

    as Toothless Boy
  • Evan Sabara

    as Young Boy
  • Dante Pastula

    as Little Boy
  • Josh Eli

    as Waiter
  • Mark Mendonca

    as Waiter
  • Rolandas Hendricks

    as Waiter
  • Mark Goodman

    as Waiter
  • Jon Scott

    as Waiter
  • Gregory Gast

    as Waiter
  • Gordon Hart

    as Waiter
  • Phil Fondacaro

    as Elf
  • Debbie Lee Carrington

    as Elf
  • Mark Povinelli

    as Elf
  • Ed Gale

    as Elf
  • Eric Newton

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Aidan O'Shea

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Aaron Hendry

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Kevin C. Carr

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Bee Jay Joyer

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Jena Carpenter

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Karine Mauffrey

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Elisabeth P. Carpenter

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Bill Forchion

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Devin Henderson

    as Acrobatic Elf
  • Sagiv Ben-Binyamin

    as Acrobatic Elf
Directing Robert Zemeckis Director
Writing Robert Zemeckis Screenplay
Writing William Broyles Jr. Screenplay
Production Gary Goetzman Producer
Production Steve Starkey Producer
Production William Teitler Producer
Production Robert Zemeckis Producer
Production Chris van Allsburg Executive Producer
Production Tom Hanks Executive Producer
Production Jack Rapke Executive Producer
Sound Alan Silvestri Original Music Composer
Camera Don Burgess Director of Photography
Camera Robert Presley Director of Photography
Editing R. Orlando Duenas Editor
Editing Jeremiah O'Driscoll Editor
Production Scot Boland Casting
Production Victoria Burrows Casting
Art Rick Carter Production Design
Art Doug Chiang Production Design
Art Karen O'Hara Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joanna Johnston Costume Design
Production Steven J. Boyd Co-Producer
Production Debbie Denise Associate Producer
Production Josh McLaglen Associate Producer
Production Peter M. Tobyansen Associate Producer
Directing Juan Gonzalez Layout
Sound Cary Weitz Boom Operator
Art Tony Fanning Art Direction
Art James Hegedus Art Direction
Art Alicia Maccarone Art Direction
Art Norman Newberry Art Direction
Art Erin Collins Butler Art Department Coordinator
Art Diana Goodwin Art Department Coordinator
Art Mike Stassi Assistant Art Director
Art Andrew L. Jones Assistant Art Director
Art John P. Goldsmith Assistant Art Director
Art Scott Herbertson Assistant Art Director
Art Jim Wallis Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Wise Costume Supervisor
Crew John Carrafa Choreographer
Directing Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor
Camera Patrick B. O'Brien Camera Operator
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Visual Effects David Schaub Animation Supervisor
Crew Rob Bredow Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Mark Lambert Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Alberto Menache Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Sean Phillips Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Martin A. Kline Visual Effects Art Director
Visual Effects Craig Sost Visual Effects Producer
Crew Brian Magerkurth Sound Recordist
Sound Scott Guitteau Sound Effects Editor
Sound David C. Hughes Sound Effects Editor
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Dennis S. Sands Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Randy Thom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Dennis Leonard Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Blondell Hair Designer
Editing Alison Learned Wolf First Assistant Editor
Art John Villarino Construction Coordinator
Writing Chris van Allsburg Book
Sound Alan Silvestri Songs
Sound Glen Ballard Songs
Production Josh McLaglen Unit Production Manager
Directing Josh McLaglen First Assistant Director
Directing Rick Kelly Second Assistant Director
Sound Randy Thom Sound Designer
Crew Chris Juen Digital Producer
Visual Effects Vladimir Todorov Character Designer
Crew George Denes Suhayda Visual Effects Art Director
Art Jackson Bishop Set Designer
Art Jeffrey Beck Set Designer
Art Cathlyn Marshall Set Designer
Art Todd Cherniawsky Set Designer
Art Smokey Stover Set Designer
Art Kenneth A. Larson Set Designer
Art Masako Masuda Set Designer
Art Kseniya Hoppe Set Designer
Editing Alex Olivares First Assistant Editor
Visual Effects Stephen M. Rickert Jr. VFX Editor
Editing Ryan Chan Assistant Editor
Crew Timothy Eaton Visual Effects Editor
Directing Fernando Benítez Layout
Directing Corey Hels Layout
Directing Maksymillian Naporowski Layout
Directing Carlos Pedroza Layout
Directing Joseph Thomas Layout
Sound William B. Kaplan Production Sound Mixer
Art Robin L. Miller Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Deborah La Mia Denaver Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Daniel C. Striepeke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Audrey L. Anzures Key Hair Stylist
Lighting Steven C. McGee Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Bradlee Thomas Emmons III Rigging Gaffer
Camera Michael J. Coo Key Grip
Camera Mark P. Coo Grip
Crew Michael Lantieri Special Effects Coordinator
Production Gabriela Ríos Production Coordinator
Crew Jane E. Russell Unit Publicist
Production Josh Einsohn Casting Assistant
Crew Randy Cantor Transportation Coordinator
Editing Jonathan Null Dialogue Editor
Sound E. Larry Oatfield Foley Editor
Crew Will Files Sound Design Assistant
Sound Sue Fox Foley Editor
Sound Kenneth Karman Music Editor
Sound Conrad Pope Orchestrator
Sound William Ross Orchestrator
Editing Terry Haggar Color Timer
Art Ryan Cosgrove Art Department Assistant
Art Brian Feola Construction Foreman
Art David C. Potter Leadman
Art Oliver Scholl Production Illustrator
Costume & Make-Up Ketty Gonzalez Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Almaraz Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Scott Owen Set Dressing Artist
Crew Paulie DiCocco Driver
Crew Dana Gong Post Production Assistant
Production Gabriela Ríos Production Office Coordinator
Crew Richard Robinson Propmaker
Crew Jep Hill Sequence Supervisor
Crew Ken C. Wu Set Production Assistant
Crew Christopher Burdorf Software Engineer
Crew Allen Robinson Stunt Coordinator
Crew Mark Chadwick Stunts
Crew Samuel R. Harrison III Video Assist Operator
Lighting Edward J. Cox Best Boy Electric
Lighting Glen Gustafson Lighting Artist
Lighting Ronald A. Miller Rigging Grip
Production Susan Fried Casting Associate
Production Mark Scoon Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Daryl C. Lefever Production Accountant
Production Sande Scoredos Production Supervisor
Sound William B. Kaplan Sound Mixer
Visual Effects John E. Sasaki Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Oscar G. Castillo Visual Effects
Visual Effects Timothy Loughran Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Jim Berney Visual Effects Supervisor
Writing Maureen Beatty Storyboard
Crew Tom Armbruster Motion Capture Artist
Sound Gene Radzik Dolby Consultant
Visual Effects Martin L'Heureux Animation
Writing Enfys Dickinson Creative Producer
Sound Ronald G. Roumas Sound Recordist
Visual Effects Michael Condro 3D Artist
Editing W. Layne Mcdonald Additional Editing
Visual Effects Alex Tysowsky Animation
Visual Effects Alice V. Kaiserian Animation
Visual Effects Danny Wawrzaszek Animation
Visual Effects Denis Samoilov Animation
Visual Effects Jeff Lin Animation
Visual Effects Jon L. Hooper Animation
Visual Effects Jordan Harris Animation
Visual Effects Keith Paciello Animation
Visual Effects Marco Marenghi Animation
Visual Effects Paul Jessel Animation
Visual Effects Seth Hippen Animation
Visual Effects Stéphane Couture Animation
Camera David Howard Camera Operator
Camera Matt Cohen Camera Operator
Visual Effects Edward Taylor IV Character Modelling Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Robin Richesson Costume Illustrator
Crew Rob Engle Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Daniel Kuehn Digital Producer
Crew Joey Freitas Driver
Crew Joseph Sullivan Driver
Production Zane Weiner Executive In Charge Of Production
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley
Sound Jana Vance Foley
Camera Adam W. Erler Grip
Camera Mitchell K. Hiniker Grip
Costume & Make-Up Avneet Kaur Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Scott Parrish Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Diana Wilson Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Roxane Griffin Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Tyler Ely Key Hair Stylist
Lighting Ben Radcliffe Lighting Artist
Lighting Frances Kumashiro Lighting Artist
Lighting Mark Hamilton Lighting Artist
Costume & Make-Up Angie Wells Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bill Myer Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Cinzia Zanetti Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Dale Condit Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Donna Cicatelli-Lewis Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jane English Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Karen Westerfield Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Leo Corey Castellano Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Buono Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nacoma Whobrey Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nadege Schoenfeld Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert Norin Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert Ryan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Tegan Taylor Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Dean Wolcott Modeling
Visual Effects Dustin Zachary Modeling
Visual Effects Jeff Frost Modeling
Visual Effects Kim Smith Modeling
Visual Effects Marc Steinberg Modeling
Visual Effects Mark Krentz Modeling
Visual Effects Tony Bohorquez Modeling
Crew Mark Lipsmeyer Motion Capture Artist
Sound Andrew Bain Musician
Sound Eric Bradley Musician
Sound George Doering Musician
Sound James Thatcher Musician
Sound Kevin Connolly Musician
Sound M.B. Gordy Musician
Sound Marcia Dickstein Musician
Sound Matt Chamberlain Musician
Sound Patricio Castillo Musician
Sound Wade Culbreath Musician
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Sound Joel McNeely Orchestrator
Crew Adrian Iler Sequence Supervisor
Crew David Parrish Sequence Supervisor
Crew Robert Winter Sequence Supervisor
Art Richard Blake Wester Set Dresser
Crew Brian Hall Software Engineer
Crew J. Robert Ray Software Engineer
Crew Min-Zhi Shao Software Engineer
Crew Kevin Gillen Special Effects
Crew Brian Machleit Stunts
Crew David Hugghins Stunts
Crew Jeff Evans Stunts
Crew Matthew Rugetti Stunts
Crew Shane Habberstad Stunts
Visual Effects Dan Kessler VFX Artist
Visual Effects Ergin Kuke VFX Artist
Visual Effects Ken Ralston VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Brian C. Davis Visual Effects
Visual Effects Hae-Jeon Lee Visual Effects
Visual Effects Kyudon Choi Visual Effects
Visual Effects Len White Visual Effects
Visual Effects Lori Smallwood Visual Effects
Visual Effects Nick Gray Visual Effects
Visual Effects Sandra Warren Visual Effects
Visual Effects Chris McLeod Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Jarrod Nesbit Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Rocco Pucillo Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects John Clinton Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Daniel James Weber Visual Effects Technical Director
Visual Effects Quentin Frost Visual Effects Technical Director
Crew Michael Len Motion Capture Artist
Directing Steve Starkey Second Unit Director
Art Ann Knight Set Buyer
Art Stefan Dechant Storyboard Artist
Sound Jonathan Null ADR Editor
Sound Michael Miller ADR Mixer
Sound David Lucarelli ADR Recordist
Sound Karen Brocco Assistant Dialogue Editor
Sound Ellen Heuer Foley Artist
Sound Frank Rinella Foley Mixer
Sound George Peterson Jr. Foley Recordist
Crew Joel Mitchell Special Effects Technician
Visual Effects Jerome Chen Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Patrick Ballin Visual Effects Assistant Editor
Crew James Andrykowski Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Beth Tyszkiewicz Visual Effects Production Assistant
Crew Dane Farwell Stunt Double
Camera Steven Cueva Assistant Camera
Camera Craig Kohtala Best Boy Grip
Camera Antony Diamond Second Assistant Camera
Visual Effects Andrew Titcomb Layout Supervisor
Visual Effects Kelvin Lee Senior Animator
Production Judith Bouley Additional Casting
Editing James Andrykowski Assistant Editor
Editing Jan Yarbrough Colorist
Editing Paul McGhee Digital Intermediate Colorist
Editing C. Marie Davis Digital Intermediate Producer
Sound Alan Silvestri Conductor
Visual Effects Pete Billington CG Artist
Visual Effects J.D. Cowles Compositing Lead
Visual Effects Brian Ducharme Digital Compositor
Production Christian Feldhaus First Assistant Accountant
Production Heather Wusterbarth Key Set Production Assistant
Visual Effects Thomas Esmeralda Matte Painter
Production Angela Randazzo Payroll Accountant
Production Josh Ernstrom Production Assistant
Production Zane Weiner Production Executive
Production Dakau Jackson Second Assistant Accountant
Crew Steve Guevara Motion Capture Artist
Camera James C.J. Williams Head of Layout