Norm of the North is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Trevor Wall and written by Daniel R. Altiere, Steven M. Altiere, and Malcolm T. Goldman. It features the voices of Rob Schneider as the title character, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine, Gabriel Iglesias, Michael McElhatton, and Bill Nighy. The UK version features James Corden. It was co-produced by Assemblage Entertainment, Splash Entertainment and Telegael, and distributed by Lionsgate. The film tells the story about a polar bear named Norm who needs to save his home from Mr. Greene, a rich man who has a plan to build houses in the Arctic. To rescue his home, Norm has brought his friends, the three lemmings and Olympia Brighty, to hatch a scheme to prevent Mr. Greene from doing his plans.
The film was released on January 15, 2016, and grossed $27.4 million on an $18 million budget.
Norm, the Polar Bear (Rob Schneider) 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 (Colm Meaney). Because of this, he is made an outcast from the other animals, only being accepted by Socrates (Bill Nighy) a wise bird and Elizabeth (Kate Higgins), a female polar bear whom Norm has fallen 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 (Heather Graham) a representative for wealthy developer Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong). After Norm saves Vera from the avalanche, Mr Greene tells her to find an actor to play a Polar Bear for their campaign. Socrates convinces Norm and the three lemmings to stow away on a ship to New York City.
In the city, Norm, pretending to be an actor dressed as a bear, auditions for Mr Greene’s commercial and is taken to dinner by Vera. Mr Greene, who realizes that Norm is a polar bear, suspects that Norm has come to free his grandfather, who Greene had captured. During a public incident involving Mr Greene trying to shoot Norm in the restaurant, Norm subdues Greene, gaining the attention of the media and heightening Greene’s approval ratings. Greene decides to hire Norm as his mascot.
Before going on a television show, Norm meets Vera’s daughter Olympia (Maya Kay), who tells Norm to raise Greene’s approval ratings and then speak out against him to save the Arctic. Norm’s popularity heightens the approval ratings, but Greene sabotages Norm’s plan by playing recorded dialogue stating that Norm supports Greene’s developments.
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