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Animation Addicts Podcast #162: ‘The Polar Express’ – It’s a Water Baby!

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Jump on board The Polar Express (2004). Chelsea and Morgan are joined by Pablo Ruiz for this festive ride down holiday line on!  You comin’?


  • Welcome back, Pablo!
  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Christmas holiday specials
  • Main discussion: The Polar Express (2004)
  • The animation. That motion capture. The “uncanny valley”.
  • That budget, though.
  • The Music—Chelsea’s biases
  • Morgan’s advice to Chelsea.
  • When we stopped hearing the bell.
  • Chelsea’s cautionary tale.
  • We finally talk about the plot.
  • “Runaway train” & “that flying ticket” plot devices.
  • If you don’t believe by now, nothing’s going to help you.
  • Did somebody say “believe?!”
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Daniel
  • Bloopers!
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts162 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:05,  54.4 MB


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About Chelsea Robson

Chelsea Robson, Co-host of the Animation Addicts Podcast, studied studio engineering and is a singer/songwriter and is know as "The World Traveler of the Podcast." She speaks fluent Portuguese, loves being outdoors, hiking small mountains, riding horses, and talking about human nature.
  • Jerrico

    I thought it was cute and relatively meaningful for a Christmas film. The train added a lot of appeal for me. Felt the nerdy kid was unnecessary. He had no redeeming qualities and only seemed to be there to be the annoying kid everyone avoided. Pretty impressive visuals for a minor movie.