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