Last month, on the opening day of the Toronto International Film Festival, Splash Entertainment made the announcement that they had launched a new feature film division of the company. Yes, yet another animation studio joins in on the action!
Simultaneously, they also announced their first animated feature Norm of the North, which currently hovers around a 2016 release window. They had also revealed that Rob Schneider was set to voice the lead role of Norm. And joining him (as previously announced) were Heather Graham, Ken Jeong and Loretta Devine.
Now on to the current reports (courtesy of Animation Magazine), where four more actors have joined the cast: Bill Nighy, Gabriel Iglesias, Colm Meaney, and Michael McElhatton.
The story will revolve around Norm, a fun-loving polar bear and his three lemming pals as they travel to New York in a race to save their Arctic homeland.
Since this studio hasn’t been covered on our website before, here is some background info about Splash Entertainment.
Splash Entertainment is a studio that primarily specializes in producing children’s TV shows. You might not know who they are, but you may recognize some of the shows they worked on: Clifford the Big Red Dog (and its spinoff Clifford’s Puppy Days), the 2002 remake of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and just about anything related to the Bratz franchise.
Norm of the North will be distributed by Lionsgate in the US, while Good Universe will preside over the international distribution of the film.
What do you think? Are you intrigued by this film?