(July 10, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – "The Polar Express" -- the dazzling classic and one of Warner Home Video’s all-time best-selling family DVDs -- is back for holiday gift givers on October 3rd from Warner Home Video and Shangri-La Entertainment. Said Jeff Baker, WHV’s Senior VP and General Manager for Theatrical Catalog, “A handful of evergreen films return each winter season, as heart-warming and captivating as ever: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘Miracle On 34th Street,’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’ "The Polar Express" joins this cherished group of holiday films and we’re thrilled to see that families have made it part of their traditional celebrations at this time of year.” "The Polar Express" will be offered in two versions at a great price: $26.99 SRP for the Two-Disc Special Edition and $19.97 SRP for the movie-only version. Pre-book date for both is August 29. Extra features on the Two-Disc Special Edition include a making of feature that explores how Tom Hanks and the brilliant special effects team created five different characters; Chris Van Allsburg discussing how he conceived the idea for "The Polar Express" book; Josh Groban’s live performance of the Grammy® award winning original song "Believe" which was also nominated for an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe®; two interactive challenges for children; a DVD-ROM weblink to the online world of "The Polar Express" and more! With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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