Animated/Family. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. A young boy (voice of Daryl Sabara) who is losing his faith in the existence of Santa Claus embarks on a Christmas Eve journey to the North Pole, courtesy of a magical train known as the Polar Express.

Content elements

  • Mild adventure peril to children

Thematic elements

  • The spirit of Christmas
  • The value of friendship
  • Literary adaptation

Classification rationale

Rated G for material that is unlikely to disturb most viewers.

Classification date

October 28, 2004