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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.