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The Polar Express (2004) Poster

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Spin-off 

The Polar Express (2004) (Video Game)
The video game is based on the movie.

References 

Emperor of the North (1973)
The bum on top of "The Polar Express" directly quotes Lee Marvin's hobo when he stands and proclaims, "I'm King of the North Pole!"
Back to the Future (1985)
The Lone Pine Mall appears in both.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The hero quotes Doc Brown about wanting to pull a train whistle.
Forrest Gump (1994)
The "ticket ride" sequence deliberately mimics the feather.
Titanic (1997)
Tom Hanks screams "I'm the king of the North Pole" in the top of the train.The same occurs in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio screams "I'm the king of the world " at the top of the great ship.

Referenced in 

2004 World Series (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Hanks appeared to promote this film.
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
Heder mentions the film
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Semifinal Game 3 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "From Page to Screen" category
Best Ever Christmas Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
Barry Norman's Christmas Movie Quiz (2007) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf (2008) (Video)
Title mentioned on screen when Tom Hanks appears
Beowulf: Mapping the Journey (2008) (Video)
Mentioned once by Bob Zemeckis
30 Rock: Succession (2008) (TV Episode)
Frank mentioned CGI Tom Hanks in the Polar Express.
The Nostalgia Critic: North (2009) (TV Episode)
"It's like Polar Express meets The Flintstones"
A Christmas Carol (2009)
The marionette version of Scrooge in Polar Express is used as the model for the main character in Robert Zemeckis' next Christmas movie, A Christmas Carol.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Zemeckis used performance capture to make this movie
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation (2009) (TV Episode)
The music played when the lights come on sounds similar to "Suite from The Polar Express" by Alan Silvestri.
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora (2010) (TV Movie)
Mention once
The Cinema Snob: Beaver & Buttface (2010) (TV Episode)
"...which would make Beaver & Buttface the Polar Express of the '90s"
The Hour: Episode #7.46 (2010) (TV Episode)
George Stroumboulopoulos mentions that The Polar Explorer (2011) is not to be mistaken for The Polar Express (2004).
Community: Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
Abed and Pierce travel to the North Pole by train.
Psych: The Polarizing Express (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
AniMat's Reviews: Mars Needs Moms (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of ImageMovers Digital's films.
Spoof Movie No Jutsu! (2011) (Short)
Naruto says "The Polar Express is trying to kill me!"
AniMat's Reviews: Puss in Boots (2011) (TV Episode)
An animated film that tries to look realistic.
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
The Simpsons: Dangers on a Train (2013) (TV Episode)
Reverend Lovejoy refers to his wife as "The Bi-polar Express."
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic compares Santa in this movie to the open in Santa Claus: The Movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Urrunaga's favorite Christmas movie
The Sugarcube Critic: The Ticket Master (2014) (TV Episode)
"Just give it to the boy sitting in the last cable. I mean, Tom Hanks mihgt yell at you but really, it'll be won't any difference when you reach the North Pole."

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Polar Express (2004) (TV Episode)
clips
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.13 (2004) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
clips
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Nominated in three categories
Troldspejlet: Episode #34.16 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Best Ever Christmas Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Greatest Ever 3D Moments (2009) (TV Movie)
clips shown and discussed
The Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Christmas Specials (2009) (TV Episode)
Movie is among the Critic's finalists
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Polar Express (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Santas (2010) (TV Episode)
#4
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown as Jackson Murphy says the film was spectacular in 3D
The Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
"We needed a song like we needed one in Polar Express."
Visionado obligado: Especial Navidad (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.12 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Nostalgia Critic: The Cat in the Hat (2013) (TV Episode)
refers to this as a much better book adaptation
The Nostalgia Critic: Should We Scare the S#*% Out of Kids? (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about kids' films with some intense moments, like this one
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 28 in the Countdown

Spoofs 

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
The flying elves/Elvises

Spoofed in 

How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
The Simpsons: The Fight Before Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
In the first segment, Bart takes a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express, which literally flies to its destination because Otto dumps marijuana into the coal engine.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.62 (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Bipolar Express" spoofs the film

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