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Norm of the North (2016)

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When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.

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Trevor Wall

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Norm (voice)
Heather Graham ... Vera (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Greene (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Socrates (voice)
Colm Meaney ... Grandfather (voice)
Loretta Devine ... Tamecia (voice)
Michael McElhatton ... Laurence, the Actor (voice)
Maya Kay Maya Kay ... Olympia (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Stan / Pablo (voice)
Salome Jens ... Councilwoman Klubeck (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Forebear (voice)
G.K. Bowes ... Female Tourist (voice)
Debi Derryberry ... Daughter (voice)
Ben Diskin ... Chef Kozawa (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Human Tourist (voice)
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Storyline

Norm the polar bear is the son of the king of the Arctic. In his youth, he develops the ability to speak to humans, a trait shared by his grandfather. Because of this, he is made an outcast from the other animals, only being accepted by Socrates, a wise bird, and Elizabeth, a female polar bear whom Norm is in love with. Years later, Norm's grandfather has disappeared and human tourists are filling the Arctic. Socrates shows Norm and three Arctic lemmings a luxury condo that has been installed on the ice. Inside this condo is Vera, a representative for wealthy developer Mr. Greene. After Norm saves Vera from an avalanche, Mr. Greene tells her to find an actor to play a polar bear for their campaign. Socrates convinces Norm and the lemmings to stow away on a ship to New York City..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | India | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Norm y los Invencibles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,675,000, 17 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,017,118, 13 March 2016
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first draft of the script had several references to Happy Feet (2006). The studio execs worried the film was too similar, and ordered the writers to rewrite the whole thing. See more »

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Norm: We've really got our work cut out for us. What can a bear like me do in a city like this?
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Alternate Versions

The UK release replaces Michael McElhatton as the voice of Laurence with James Corden. See more »


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Norm of the no worth!
24 June 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Surely my review would annoy those who liked it. But the majority of who saw it was felt just like me. It has been 20 years since the first 3D animated feature film came. Not all the films released in this period were great. Some were technically sounded good and some were stories. If you had seen 'Hoodwinked!', you would know how awesome that story was, despite the poor animation production. But this film failed in all the department.

I recently finished watching the first season of 'Trollhunters' and 'Miraculous Ladybug'. Even the television made products were much better than this film. Small budget, small production house et cetera is not an excuse. Thankfully, this is not the only bad animated feature I've seen so far in my life, but sadly it joins the list of those titles.

Maybe! The little kids could enjoy it, who does not know to differentiate between good and bad. But for the adults, this is definitely skippable film. The best thing about this film was the message it carried, though, even for an animated film and a fantasy film, not convincing enough. It was kind of very similar to 'Delhi Safari'. In some perspective, I thought it was a remake of that. There are lots of other films similar to this like 'Chole & Theo', 'Happy Feet' and so on that you can try them instead.

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