Norm of the North (2016)

USA| January 2016| 86 min| English
Norm of the North (2016)
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Color Color
Certification USA:PG , UK:U , Canada:G (British Columbia) , Portugal:M/6
Locations
Director Trevor Wall
Lead Cast Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine
Trailer
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Tagline
From the Arctic Circle to Times Square
Bear to be different
Luck be a lemming tonight
Before he can save the Arctic... he'll need a little help
Plot Summary
Norm (Rob Schneider), the polar bear, possesses the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr Greene (Ken Jeong) reveals his plans to build luxury homes in the Arctic, Norm feels worried knowing that danger is looming over the Arctic. He then travels to New York along with his three lemming friends. There he ends up being the mascot of an organisation soon to realise that it's future is related to his homeland.
Trivia
Anthony Bell, who previously directed Lionsgate's hit film Alpha and Omega (2010), was initially on board as the director but was later on replaced by Trevor Wall.
Rob Schneider Norm (voice)
Heather Graham Vera Brightly (voice)
Maya Kay Olympia Brightly (voice)
Ken Jeong Mr Greene (voice)
Colm Meaney Grandfather (voice)
Loretta Devine Tamecia (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias Pablo / Stan (voice)
Michael McElhatton Laurence, the actor (voice)
Bill Nighy Socrates (voice)
Salome Jens Councilwoman Klubeck (voice)
Charles Adler Forebear (voice)
G K Bowes Female Tourist (voice)
Debi Derryberry Daughter (voice)
Ben Diskin Chef Kozawa (voice)
Dan Gordon Nigel (voice)
Kate Higgins Elizabeth (voice)
Zachary Gordon young Norm (voice)
Keith Ferguson Human Tourist (voice)
Jess Harnell Male Tourist (voice)
Rove McManus Junior Investor (voice)
Janet Varney Janet (voice)
Mikey Kelley Henchman (voice)
Rick D Wasserman Henchman (voice)
James Corden Laurence (voice)
Director Trevor Wall
Producer Nicolas Atlan
Steve Rosen
Liz Young
Mike Young
Executive Producer Silvio Astarita
Paul Cummins
Noah Fogelson
A K Madhavan
Writer Daniel Altiere(story)
Steven Altiere(story)
Malcolm T Goldman(story)
Daniel Altiere(screenplay)
Steven Altiere(screenplay)
Malcolm T Goldman(screenplay)
Daniel Altiere(dialogue)
Steven Altiere(dialogue)
Malcolm T Goldman(dialogue)
Lyricist
Music Composer Stephen McKeon
Singers
Choreographers
Cinematographer
Action Director
Film Editor
Casting Director Bernie Van De Yacht
Production Designer
Art Director
Costume Designer
Production Companies Assemblage Entertainment
Lionsgate
Splash Entertainment
Telegael
Distributor Lionsgate
Song # 1Gangnam Style
Performed byPsy
 
Song # 2Billie Jean
Written byMichael Jackson
Composed byMichael Jackson,   Quincy Jones
Performed byMichael Jackson
 
Song # 3Don't Go Knockin' on My Door
Written byMax Martin,   Rami Yacoub
Composed byRami Yacoub,   Jake
Performed byBritney Spears
 
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All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

AV Club|Review by Katie Rife
It’s a good thing that apathy doesn’t produce carbon dioxide, because otherwise Norm Of The North would be responsible for single-handedly drowning legions of the cute Arctic creatures that star in this awkwardly assembled kids’ movie.
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Hollywood Reporter|Review by Frank Scheck
The film doesn't exactly score points for originality, whether it's the frequent musical numbers, the indestructible lemmings whose resemblance to Minions is strictly not coincidental or the reliably kid-pleasing bathroom humor, here evidenced by such moments as when the lemmings relieve themselves over a fish tank.
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RogerEbert.com|Review by Mark Dujsik
One wishes "Norm of the North" had a blatant or even a subversive political message, if only because it might start an argument about the ways in which "Hollywood is trying to indoctrinate our kids with liberal propaganda about climate change." That could be fun.
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National Post|Review by Chris Knight
The following are a series of leaked emails from Alan Smithee, one of the producers of the new film Norm of the North. We made repeated calls to the studio to verify them but were told: “Alan Smithee does not exist.”
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CinemaBlend|Review by Conner Schwerdtfeger
Takes familiar elements from numerous other, better made, animated features and tries to Frankenstein them together, but ultimately forgets the most important element of all: charm.
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1.5
SubStream Magazine|Review by James Shotwell
Norm Of The North may be the worst family film to receive a theatrical release since The Oogieloves And The Big Balloon Adventure played to empty rooms in late summer 2012.
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