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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Watchers' Advent Calendar: 19th December

Only six days to go! Today's entry for The Watchers' Advent Calendar is a gallery from one of the first films to utilise full motion capture when creating the computer animation for the various characters. It is...

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The Polar Express (2004)

Based on a children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, the film tells the story of a young boy who boards the titular train one Christmas Eve for a trip to the North Pole.

'At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe'

More family film fun tomorrow! 

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