Movie Premiere Press Release - The Polar Express


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment & Shangri-La Entertainment Host the Premiere of 'The Polar Express' Starring Tom Hanks; Sunday, November 7th at Grauman's Chinese Theater 

     WHAT:     Red carpet arrivals at the Premiere of THE POLAR EXPRESS on
               Sunday, November 7th at Grauman's Chinese Theater in
               Hollywood, benefiting the USC School of Cinema-Television in
               honor of its 75th anniversary to support the Robert Zemeckis
               Center for Digital Arts.

     WHO:      From the film: Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Robert Zemeckis
               (director/writer/producer) with special guests: Jenna Boyd,
               Arsenio Hall, David Hasselhoff, Sean Hayes, John Hensley,
               Tyler Hoechlin, Will Yun Lee, Carolyn Murphy, Catherine
               O'Hara, Kyla Pratt, Nia Vardalos & Ian Gomez, Jon Voight,
               Fred Willard and many more.

     WHEN:     Sunday, November 7th          WHERE:    Grauman's Chinese
               Check-in 10AM                           6925 Hollywood Blvd.
               Red carpet arrivals begin 11AM          Hollywood, CA
               Pre-party begins 12PM
               Screening begins 2PM

     This holiday season the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and
     director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The
     Polar Express, an inspiring family adventure based on the beloved
     Caldecott Medal children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.

     When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the
     North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him
     that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

     Castle Rock Entertainment presents, in association with Shangri-La
     Entertainment, a Playtone / ImageMovers / Golden Mean Production of a
     Robert Zemeckis Film: Tom Hanks in The Polar Express. Directed by
     Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay by Zemeckis & William Broyles, Jr.,
     the film is produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman
     and William Teitler and is based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.
     Tom Hanks, Jack Rapke and Chris Van Allsburg are the executive
     producers. The production team includes directors of photography Don
     Burgess, A.S.C. and Robert Presley; production designers Rick Carter
     and Doug Chiang; and editors Jeremiah O'Driscoll & R. Orlando Duenas.
     Senior visual effects supervisors are Ken Ralston and Jerome Chen.
     Co-producer is Steven Boyd. Music score is by Alan Silvestri, and
     original songs by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri.


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                    The Polar Express is rated G by the MPAA.
      The Polar Express will be released on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 by
          Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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