The Polar Express is known as a great Christmas movie that always seems to be a part of every Christmas. Although it has a very different animation style (live action capture) that did fall to some criticism it still had wide success and is on many watch lists.
The film is an adaptation of the 1985 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg (who also wrote Jumanji) and stars Tom Hanks as six different roles! Along with Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye and Eddie Deezen. The story follows a group of kids being swept up in the Christmas magic of Tom Hanks’ Train on it’s way to the North Pole. The journey does not lack spirit, action and musical numbers.
Unfortunately, if you live in the United States or the UK, The Polar Express is unavailable due to the amount of money the licences for Christmas contracts are this time of year. The rights to the big movies are often bought out by large premium television companies such as HBO and Sky.
The Polar Express is only available in a select number of Counties. The areas it is available in right now are: Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Australia, New Zeland and Japan.