The Polar Express (2004)
The video game is based on the movie.
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!"
The Lone Pine Mall appears in both.
The slightly elevated close-up shot of the locomotive's cow-catcher coming to a halt just inches from the viewer, the hero quotes Doc Brown about wanting to pull a train whistle, etc.
The "ticket ride" sequence deliberately mimics the feather.
Tom Hanks screams "I'm the king of the North Pole" on top of the train.The same occurs in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio screams "I'm the king of the world " at the Titanic's bow.
Tom Hanks appeared to promote this film.
Chantel mentions that she appeared in The Polar Express.
Heder mentions the film
referenced in clue and correct response in "From Page to Screen" category
One of the items on the list
Referenced by name
Title mentioned on screen when Tom Hanks appears
Mentioned once by Bob Zemeckis
Frank mentioned CGI Tom Hanks in the Polar Express.
"It's like Polar Express meets The Flintstones"
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.
Ellen says Zemeckis used performance capture to make this movie
The music played when the lights come on sounds similar to "Suite from The Polar Express" by Alan Silvestri.
"...which would make Beaver & Buttface the Polar Express of the '90s"
George Stroumboulopoulos mentions that The Polar Explorer (2011) is not to be mistaken for The Polar Express (2004).
Abed and Pierce travel to the North Pole by train.
Mentioned as one of ImageMovers Digital's films.
Naruto says "The Polar Express is trying to kill me!"
An animated film that tries to look realistic.
mentioned in the Q&A session
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
Reverend Lovejoy refers to his wife as "The Bi-polar Express."
Critic compares Santa in this movie to the open in Santa Claus: The Movie.
Mike Urrunaga's favorite Christmas movie
"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."
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
reviewed + footage used
Nominated in three categories
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Clips are shown
clips shown and discussed
Movie is among the Critic's finalists
Reviewed, clips shown
a clip is shown as Jackson Murphy says the film was spectacular in 3D
"We needed a song like we needed one in Polar Express."
refers to this as a much better book adaptation
Critic talks about kids' films with some intense moments, like this one
Jakob Stegelmann looks at some of the must-see Christmas movies + clip
Number 28 in the Countdown
Santa's air-crane with the huge striped ballonets and big fabric propellers looks a lot like Baron Bomburst's airship transport.
The flying elves/Elvises
The hobo gets disinegrated by the tunnel roof, just like Payne gets decapitated by the subway tunnel's warning light.
The elderly elf asks the small boy to let him take care of his gift box by saying "Trust me" in a slightly sneaky seductive supplicating tone, and has somewhat crafty-looking facial features, just as Gollum does.
Holiday movie parody
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 Bipolar Express" spoofs the film
Is a parody of the film's bell and catch phrase "Believe"