Bear to be different.
NORM the polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) doesn’t know how to hunt, but he does possess a rare gift: like his grandfather, who once ruled the Artic, Norm can speak to humans. When plucky real-estate marketing director VERA (Heather Graham) shows up at the Artic to shoot a TV commercial promoting luxury houses for her unscrupulous billionaire developer boss MR. GREENE (Ken Jeong), Norm knows he needs to do something to save his Arctic home. Emboldened by his seagull mentor SOCRATES (Bill Nighy), Norm leaves his family and stows away on a ship to the Big Apple with three tiny, mischievous — and nearly indestructible — lemmings as his loyal allies.
In Manhattan, where jaded New Yorkers assume he’s an actor in a polar bear suit, Norm becomes an overnight celebrity, complete with Times Square flash-mob dance performances and dishy talk-show appearances. But it’s Vera’s brilliant daughter OLYMPIA (Maya Kay) who helps him concoct a scheme to sabotage Mr. Greene’s plans to colonize the Arctic. Brimming with great songs, eye-popping animation, high-energy dancing and plenty of laughs, Norm of the North proves that no matter how cold it is, there’s no place like home.
Norm of the North is an American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film, directed by Trevor Wall (in his directorial debut) and starring Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine, Gabriel Iglesias, Michael McElhatton, and Bill Nighy. This film is being produced by Splash Entertainment and distributed by Lionsgate. The film was released to theaters on January 15, 2016.
Norm of the North
Directed by: Trevor Wall
Starring: Bill Nighy, Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Zachary Gordon, Loretta Devine, Jess Harnell, Salome Jens
Screenplay by: Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott
Production Management by: Tim Archer
Art Departmant by: Merce Mora Aguirre
Music by: Stephen McKeon
MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and action.
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Release Date: January 15, 2016