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Finding the North Pole in Film

Posted December 09, 2009 to photo album "Finding the North Pole in Film"

A FilmInFocus slideshow looks at the many North Poles of film.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: The Night Before Christmas  (1905)
Slide 3: Conquest of the North Pole (1912)
Slide 4: Felix Hits the North (1921)
Slide 5: The Amundsen Polar Flight (1925)
Slide 6: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Slide 7: The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966)
Slide 8: Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Slide 9: Superman II (1980)
Slide 10: Elf (2003)
Slide 11: Deep Shock (2003)
Slide 12: Polar Express (2004)
Slide 13: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Slide 14: The Golden Compass (2007)
Slide 15: Death in Santaland (2007)
Slide 16: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
Slide 12: Polar Express (2004)

Slide 12: Polar Express (2004)

Many people wrongly assume that the North Pole is only accessible by flying sleigh. Robert Zemeckis' 2004 “performance capture” animated adventure brings Chris Van Allsburg’s children classic to the screen. In Polar Express, Billy so much wants to believe in Santa Claus, but it isn’t till a magic train (with Tom Hanks as the conductor) transports him and other children to the North Pole that magic of Christmas comes true.