Corrected entry: As the train goes up the corkscrew the cars bend like rubber to match the tighter top curves.
Corrected entry: When the boy jumps onto the moving train and then rests, he looks behind him and there is the conductor. The space between the cars is enclosed and has a set of stairs which he climbs and turns right into the passenger car. When he goes back out through the same door to return the girl's ticket, the space between the cars is open and there is only the metal car couplings to walk across.
Corrected entry: When Hero Boy is about to leave the car containing the abandoned toys, it's plainly visible that there are two doors, one on his car, and one on the next car. He goes through the door in his car, slams it behind him, and is immediately in the next car, having gone through only one door.wizard_of_gore
Corrected entry: In the scene where the boy, girl and conductor are on the front of the train, it goes straight down, yet the trees look normal. That would mean they are growing at a 90 degree angle, which is obviously impossible.
Corrected entry: If The Polar Express returned the way it came after leaving the North Pole then how did it manage to cross the now un-frozen lake?
Corrected entry: During then scene where hot chocolate is being served, the girl puts a cup of hot chocolate under her seat so she can give it to the lonely boy in the last car. One of the waiters sees that she doesn't have a cup for herself and gives her another one. She then puts that one under the seat too, and the cup she previously put under the seat is no longer there.bklynxitayyin
Corrected entry: When the train arrives in the street the room of the boy's chamber shows moving lights from a (stopping) passing train. The room of the boy is upstairs and the train doesn't pass at that level. Outside you can also see that the light from the windows of the carriages shines downwards on the snow, but not on the house.
Corrected entry: When the boy and the girl are at the front of the train when they find the girl's lost ticket, it is fluttering about in the air. The train is moving quite fast and the ticket should have been blown back like the snow. They obviously did this so the children could catch the ticket.
Corrected entry: In the scene where they arrive in the village, and they are telling the lonely boy how he should see Santa, during the scene beeping can be heard.
Corrected entry: In the scene where hero boy and the other children are watching Santa's sleigh fly through the air to leave the North Pole, you specifically hear Santa call one of the reindeer, "Donder". If you turn on the closed caption, it also says "Donder". Historically that reindeer's name is "Donner".
Corrected entry: When the boy gets up out of the pile of coal (after skiing to the front of the train), the coal rolls off of him very easily and he is not dirty at all. Real coal, while not being amazingly dense, is still substantially heavier and messier to touch.
Corrected entry: As the train moves away the boy changes his mind about getting on and runs to catch up. He jumps on the train and as he is watching the houses pass by, they pass his house. You know it's his because of the snowman with the mittens. The train car he got onto had already passed his house though while he was standing there.princesskelli
Corrected entry: When the children look out of the train and first see the elves marching by, at least one of the elf's legs are not moving as he is walking. His body is moving along the same pace as the others but his legs are stuck in mid-stride and not moving at all.
Corrected entry: The size of Santa's sack of toys changes dramatically throughout various scenes. When we first see the pile of toys and the sack drawn up around it, it's an enormous 6 stories high. Once the sack is flying over the town, we see a shot from Hero Boy's perspective leaning out of the bag, and he "just" clears a chimney by only a few feet. Once in the town square, the bag shrinks to about 10 feet tall when the kids are sliding down, then grows to a respectable 30 feet when Santa makes his departure.
Corrected entry: The number of cars on The Polar Express changes throughout the movie. In some scenes, like the frozen over lake, the train has a total 7 cars including the engine. In other scenes, like the arrival at the North Pole, the train has 10 or more.
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie it is snowing, and the boy is frequently outside, yet it appears that not one single snowflake lands on him, or anyone else, on their head or really anywhere on their bodies.
Corrected entry: After the girl and lonely boy sing their song the northern lights appear. However the girl points and shouts 'look' half a second before the lights actually appear.
Corrected entry: When the ticket flies out of the boy's hand, it floats into the eagle's mouth. It catches the ticket on the right, but when the shot changes it is holding it in the middle.
Corrected entry: When the main boy rings the bell, his hand is on the metal yet the bell rings just fine. Anybody who has tried to ring a bell the same way knows that if your hand is on the metal a bell won't ring properly.