The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgThe book is set partially in Grand Rapids, Michigan , Allsburg's home town. In , it was adapted into an Oscar-nominated motion-capture film starring Tom Hanks , directed by Robert Zemeckis and with Van Allsburg as the executive producer. One Christmas Eve, a boy is laying quietly in his bed, listening for the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh, despite that a friend told him that Santa does not exist. He suddenly hears the sounds, not of Santa's sleigh, but a train stopping in front of his house. A Conductor steps outside and looks at his window, prompting him to come outside. The Conductor explains that the train, called the Polar Express , is going to the North Pole , so the boy puts out his hand and is pulled aboard. On the train, there are other children wearing their pajamas, singing carols, eating candy and drinking hot cocoa.
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The Polar Express is a American computer-animated adventure film  based on the children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg , who also served as one of the executive producers on the film. Co-written, co-produced and directed by Robert Zemeckis , the film features human characters animated using live action motion capture animation. The film tells the story of a young boy who, on Christmas Eve , sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window and is invited aboard by its conductor. The boy joins several other children as they embark on a journey to visit Santa Claus preparing for Christmas. The film stars Tom Hanks , who was also one of the film's executive producers, in six distinct roles, with Daryl Sabara , Nona Gaye , Jimmy Bennett and Eddie Deezen in supporting roles. The film also includes a performance by Tinashe at age 9, as the CGI model for the female protagonist.
The book is now widely considered to be a classic Christmas story for young children. For the work, Van Allsburg won the annual Caldecott Medal for illustration of an American children's picture book in , his second. The book is set partially in Grand Rapids, Michigan , the author's home town, and was inspired in part by Van Allsburg's memories of visiting the Herpolsheimer's and Wurzburg's department stores as a child. A young boy is awakened on Christmas Eve night by the sound of a train. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting for him. He sees a conductor who then proceeds to look up at his window.
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