For me there are certain movies that are “magical.” Movies that capture your imagination and elicit emotions that last a lifetime. “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” are in our personal top three alongside the holiday classic, “The Polar Express.”
Written, produced and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the computer animated film came out in 2004 and is based off the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. Narrated by Tom Hanks it tells the fantastic tale of a boy who boards a magical train that takes him and other children on a journey to the North Pole where they meet the man himself, Santa Claus.
For their final release of the year, Dark Hall Mansion has partnered with Warner Bros. to pay homage to this wonderful film and they have enlisted Nicolas Delort’s immense talents to bring this project to life. The end result is highly desirable and very fitting for the film. Here is what Dark Hall Mansion had to say about the release.
Dark Hall Mansion, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is pleased to release a very special holiday treat, officially licensed, limited edition “The Polar Express” prints by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort. The prints will go on sale this Friday, December 18, 2015!
Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book Nicolas’ masterful use of scale and wonder brings this gorgeous film to life once again by taking the viewer on this unforgettable train ride! Board “The Polar Express,” grab your hot chocolate (“Hot, hot, yeah we got it!!”) and enjoy the Northern Lights as you’re swept away to the North Pole where the most gorgeous Christmas tree welcomes you to the next stop on your journey—to meet Santa!!
DHM is proud to again welcome back artist Nicolas Delort whose beautiful print incorporates so many of the elements that make the “The Polar Express” such a singular and magical film with a message that is timeless, perhaps more so now than ever—if you just believe. From his composition, lighting, and nods, such as a certain rooftop rider and wafting golden ticket, Nicolas brings home “The Polar Express” with elegance, beauty, but above all, the emotion of the season.
All Dark Hall Mansion officially licensed Nicolas Delort “The Polar Express” limited edition prints go on sale this Friday, December 18th, at 9:30 AM PST on their dedicated store page.
Nicolas Delort “The Polar Express” Foil 22″ x 28″ Edition of 15 (based on the Std edition colorway): $150
Nicolas Delort “The Polar Express” Foil 22″ x 28″ Edition of 15 (based on the Variant edition colorway): $150
All Nicolas Delort “The Polar Express” editions are officially licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, as well as numbered, and screen printed.
**VIP: PLEASE READ!** Due to the proximity to Christmas all “The Polar Express” editions will be delivered when our printers return from the holidays, so please expect delivery in early February ’16. In fairness to all collectors wishing to purchase DHM’s official Nicolas Delort “The Polar Express” editions: PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.