Angelina Jolie Grabs Monster-Mom Role, Teams with De Niro

Actress will star in an animated version of 'Beowulf' for 'Polar Express' director Robert Zemeckis.

Rewind: 'Polar Express' Is Latest Risky Adaptation Of Beloved Children's Classic

The stakes are high when Hollywood messes with people's favorite books from childhood.

'The Polar Express' Is All Too Human, By Kurt Loder

Obviously, the makers of this $165-million film were going for magic and wonder — and in some ways it is magical and wondrous.

Santa, Reindeer And Tom Hanks Greet Moviegoers At 'Polar Express' Premiere

Lavish pre-screening party also includes carolers, a mini 'Polar Express' train, snow and Christmas trees.