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Opening January 15, Norm of the North features the titular polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) and three lemmings heading to New York City after they’ve been displaced in the Arctic. The plotline has Norm attempting to thwart a money grubbing developer from building condos in his chilly hometown, and even though he’s a lovable klutz, Norm is determiend to save the day.

A co-production with Lionsgate and Splash Entertainment, Norm of the North is the feature directing debut of Trevor Wall, who previously helmed the animation series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch. With a talented voice cast consisting of Heather Graham, Loretta Devine, Colm Meaney, and Bill Nighy and the innate likability of Schneider, Norm of the North should drum up some business in January. Although fart jokes are the lowest common denominator for humor (it’s featured in the trailer), Norm of the North is aimed at kids, so we’re giving the film a slight pass.

Check out the trailer below and tell us if you’re going to check this movie out or absolutely skip right over it. Feel free to comment below!

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi