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Toronto: Polar Bear Comedy ‘Norm of the North’ Racks up Strong Sales

Good Universe has closed sales to more than 40 international markets for Splash Entertainment’s animated family film “Norm of the North.”

Voice cast includes Rob Schneider as the titular Norm, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Loretta Devine and Bill Nighy. Trevor Wall directed from a script by Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliot with Norm and his three ragtag lemming pals traveling to New York City in an effort to save their Arctic home from a maniacal land developer.

Producers are Nicolas Atlan and Mike Young, co-CEOs of Splash Entertainment, as well as Splash’s Liz Young and Steve Rosen and Lionsgate’s Ken Katsumoto. Lionsgate is set to release the film in North America on Jan. 15.

Good Universe has sold “Norm” to TF1 (France), Telepool (Germany), Village Roadshow (Australia/New Zealand), Notorious Pictures (Italy), Gussi (Latin America), Noori Pictures (South Korea), Grand Entertainment (Middle East) and BlueReign (South Africa). It will be selling remaining international markets at the Toronto Film Festival.

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