My family recently decided to have a Family Movie Night. We watched Norm of the North from Lionsgate Entertainment, Inc., an animated family comedy. Who doesn’t love talking polar bears and comical little lemmings, right? Norm of the North has recently been released on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand formats (including Digital HD for downloading to your favorite devices).
We haven’t watched a movie all together in a while so my kids were really excited about it because I will sometimes make them some fun little treats to munch on while watching the show. This time I decided to go simple and just make the kids individually-filled popcorn containers with a Hershey bar tucked into the top. They thought their snacks were pretty fabulous!
All set for the movie! Hubby was away on a business trip so this was a nice little diversion to distract me until his flight landed and he could call to let me know he’d arrived safely.
North of the North opens in the vast Arctic wild, which is inhabited by a pack of polar bears, lemmings and other lovable characters. Humans, of course, try to move in and build a community right in the middle of the animals’ homeland. To save his home from destruction, Norm and his comrades must travel to New York City to try to stop it and hilarious action-packed comedy ensues during their adventures. Along the way Norm finds an inner strength he wasn’t sure he possessed and that he needs in order to fulfill his destiny to become King of the Arctic one day. I found Norm’s connection to his Grandfather to be really endearing. Sassy bird, Socrates, gives Norm wise advice; Vera (who works for the real estate developer) and her daughter, Olympia, are on their own journey to find the life they want; and the evil real estate developer, Mr. Greene, makes a great protagonist.
The movie features the voices of Rob Schneider (Grown Ups), Heather Graham (The Hangover franchise), Ken Jeong (The Hangover franchise), Colm Meany (Con Air), Loretta Devine (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike), Michael McElhatton (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), and Bill Nighy (Love Actually). Also included are deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, “The Arctic Shake” sing-along and a really fun trivia challenge based on information learned while watching the movie that my youngest daughter and I had a lot of fun participating in together after the movie was over.
The kids and I had a pretty fun evening watching Norm of the North together and enjoyed a bit of laughter along the way. I particularly loved the lemmings. They were absolutely hilarious and just so darn cute!
You can even find Norm of the North movie-themed snacks and activities to make your movie night a little more fun for your kids.
Life can be a real bear—just ask Norm, a polar bear with unusual talents and a heart as big as the great outdoors. When he hears that human homes are going to be built in his Arctic backyard, Norm comes to the rescue. With a team of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm heads to the concrete jungle of New York City on a freewheeling, fun-filled mission to stop the madness and save the Arctic.
Disclaimer: I was provided this DVD free of charge to facilitate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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