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Is It Just Us...

What's up with all the freaky-looking children of ''The Polar Express''? Their blank eyes and waxy skin are scary and remind EW of ''Toy Story'''s zombie tots

...Or do the blank eyes, waxy skin, and slo-mo jellyfish moves of the shiny, happy children in the trailer for ''The Polar Express'' (out in November) creep you out? We're all for the wonders of CG animation (and Tom Hanks voicing CG nice guys), but it's been nine years since ''Toy Story'''s zombie tots (top right) gave us the willies. Isn't it time you computer geeks stop giving real kids nightmares before Christmas?

Originally posted Jul 23, 2004 Published in issue #775 Jul 23, 2004 Order article reprints

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