UPDATE: The official website for the train tour has launched!
USA Today has published an extensive report on a train tour that will go cross country for Disney’s A Christmas Carol, starting on May 22nd in Los Angeles and ending in New York on November 1st. The film, directed and written by Robert Zemeckis, hits conventional and IMAX theaters on November 6th. It features captured performances by Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes and Fionnula Flanagan.
Here’s what you can expect in the train’s four cars:
A digital gallery of the film’s characters and their design evolution; each portrait will digitally change and show how they were created.
Artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum in London, including a first edition of the original novel and some of the author’s personal writing paraphernalia.
A display of performance-capture technology, in which the real actors’ movements and expressions are recorded and digitized, then used for animated renderings.
Interactive games, including a face-morphing photo booth that will blend the visitor’s visage with Scrooge’s.
The fantasy will extend beyond the train cars, with the holiday spirit re-created with decorations, local carolers and even artificial snow. And in the parking lot: a portable theater to show early footage.
Click the photo of the train below for more info!