Norm of the North

Norm of the North

Trevor Wall (2016)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Norm of the North won't give the likes of Disney/Pixar any sleepless nights. Essentially, it's Happy Feet with added Minions, though without the finesse and irresistible charm of those films. The leads are likeable, however, and there's a commendable eco-friendly message delivered with sledgehammer subtlety - oh, and enough pee jokes to ensure much snickering among the younger kids it's squarely aimed at. Voiced by Rob Schneider, polar bear Norm and his little lemming friends head to New York to thwart an evil property developer's plans to turn the Arctic into "Dubai on ice". There are strange detours and oddly random, incomplete dance sequences, but it's all fine without being too exciting. The transatlantic voice cast also includes Heather Graham, James Corden and Bill Nighy. They give it some welly, but it's the mute lemmings - like the Minions they're blatantly modelled on - that steal this rather modest show.

Summary

A polar bear discovers a property developer is planning to build luxury holiday homes in the Arctic. Determined to save his home from being ruined, he travels to New York City and teams up with a gang of lemmings to put a stop to the plan. Animated comedy, with the voices of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham and Bill Nighy.

Cast & Crew

Norm Rob Schneider
Vera Heather Graham
Mr Greene Ken Jeong
Socrates Bill Nighy
Grandfather Colm Meaney
Tamecia Loretta Devine
Olympia Maya Kay
Director Trevor Wall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SignatureAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Mar 2016
Comedy Drama Children's