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The Polar Express (2004) Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Robert Zemeckis, & Chris Van Allsburg (2019 Replay ep)

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Book Vs. Movie (2019 Replay) The Polar Express

The Margos take a wild ride into the classic 1985 children’s book and compare it to the 2004 Robert Zemeckis Film. It’s our last new episode of the year, and we had to celebrate with one of our most requested titles ever–The Polar Express from author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg. The book has sold millions of copies since its 1985 release (one million by 1989 alone!), and it’s only 32 pages, so we only have a few beautiful things to say about it. But what about the 2004 film starring Mr. Tom Hanks? We have feelings about this movie, kids–and we want to know what YOU think in the comments below. So between the book & movie–which did we like better? Have a listen to find out! In this ep the Margos discuss:

  • Chris Van Allsburg’s amazing career
  • The basic differences between the book & movie
  • The cast of the movie Tom Hanks ( Hero Boy, Father, Santa Claus, Conductor, and Hobo,) Leslie Zemeckis (Mother, Sister Sarah,) Eddie Deezan (Know-It-All,) Nona Gaye (Hero Girl,) Peter Scolari (Billy-Lonely Boy,) and Micheal Jeter (Smokey.)

Clips Featured:

  • The Polar Express trailer
  • “When Christmas Comes to Town” (Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri)
  • “Rocking on Top of the World” by Steven Tyler
  • Outro music “Believe” by Josh Groban

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