The Polar Express
Warner Brothers

The studio's all-CGI "Polar Express" movie, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis, is due out in theaters in November 2004. As of Summer 2004, the official website has been updated to include links to the movie's trailer, a poster and a a special polar Express Reading Challenge co-sdponsoered by the Warner Brothers, Houghton Mifflin and the NEA's Read Across America.
This informative site showcases the "Polar Express" writer/illustrator and his works. Along with his awarding-winning The Polar Express, Van Allsburg's popular Jumanji, and his most recent Zathura are also featured. An audio except of the Christmas classic, read by Liam Neeson, is also posted.


USA today first look at Polar Express
By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
When moviegoers take a ride on The Polar Express this November, they'll see a new film technology that director Robert Zemeckis likens to an oil painting


More information on the reading challenge

Questions and answers with the author

Ideas for classroom activities

Teacher made website on The Polar Express