http://zuguide.com/The-Polar-Express.... Christmas is a time of joy, especially for children who believe in Santa Claus. As one little boy lies in bed on Christmas Eve wondering if the whole pageantry is real at all, he hears the whistle of the Polar Express, a magical train that takes little children to the North Pole. There, he learns that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Voiced by Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye and Peter Scolari. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation. Year: 2004.