20 Years Later, Polar Express 2 Is Under Development

The Polar Express 2, a sequel to the 2004 animated hit, is now in development, marking two decades since the original captivated audiences.

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The original employed a groundbreaking animation style at the time, featuring Tom Hanks in multiple roles.

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Producer Gary Goetzman confirms the sequel's development but doesn't disclose the project's progress or likelihood of realization.

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The first film received mixed reviews, holding a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes, citing concerns about the "Uncanny Valley" appearance of animated characters.

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Despite a substantial budget, The Polar Express earned just over $314 million globally, usually not a strong indicator for a sequel.

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Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb are slightly higher, suggesting a potential post-release cult following.

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The original faced criticism for its characters' lifelike appearance. Technological advancements could address this concern in a potential sequel.

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While some may question the need for a sequel, the present may offer an opportunity for technological improvements and renewed interest.

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