humanity, 'Norm of the North' uses the same stratagem to create a character that talks for the
environment and their inhabitants to protect them and create awareness, while at the same time
entertaining the whole family, especially small children. The plot for this movie is quite simple. Norm, a polar bear that has the unique ability to speak human, doesn't precisely fit with the idea of how the "king of the Arctic" should be. When humans threaten the peace and quiet of his home, Norm is the only one that can save his glacial land from Mr Greene, by embarking on an adventure to NYC.
The timing for a movie like this couldn't be more perfect. In fact, while other productions try to
speak more and more to adults, in order to attract a broaden audience, what 'Norm of the North' does is still entertaining both adults and children while teaching a good lesson to the young about respecting the environment. Trying to preserve our world using the best means of communication, a talking bear.
Many of the jokes written in the film are easy to understand by children without being too childish
and leaving out the parents from the entertainment factor. The actors who gave their voices to each
character were capable of expressing every range of emotions effortlessly, giving more depth to
each human or animal.
effective way, it also highlights how important it is to be yourself and believe in your capabilities
and, most importantly, never give up even when the journey becomes difficult and only a handful of
people are ready to stand by you.
The simplicity of the plot is what makes this story worth watching. While other animation feature
films become more and more complex each year, 'Norm of the North' created a simple storyline aimed at children of any age. The jokes are not too elaborate, but they still posses a comic timing that is entertaining both for children and adults alike. The drawings are made with great accuracy, and each character's facial expressions are realistic and help the audience connect on an emotional level with the story.
Since it is a movie for children, the important subject of the environment, and how mankind is
polluting and invading habitats that are there just for animal species, are not analysed in a
complicated way. On the contrary, it is approached in a way to make the lessons more efficient and easily understood by children.
film, is making it possible for children to fully understand the core lessons behind the story
while still being capable of entertaining not only them but their parents as well, making it an
experience for the whole family.
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