Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or rather, Happy T-Hanksgiving!
This week we dig deep into the Tom Hanks-filled 2004 animated feature The Polar Express, which somehow manages to turn Chris Van Allsburg’s 32-page book into a feature-length adventure full of magical train-hopping hobos, swing-dancing elves, and one kid’s quest to continue believing in Santa at all costs.
Our discussion takes some wild turns, from musing on the film’s intended audience, to The Polar Express‘s influence on later animated features and video games (more than you’d think!), to postulating the existence of a Santa Claus multiverse. So hold onto your tickets and hop aboard, because this train’s about to leave the station!
SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
- The Polar Express is available to stream here
- Anchor Brewing’s 2021 Christmas Ale
- On our next episode: 8-Bit Christmas
- KRANKOMETER: (4, 1)
Questions? Complaints? Requests? Hit us up at XmasCreeps@gmail.com!