Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom

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Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom
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How come they released a sequel to an already bad movie?
Directed By: Richard Finn
Tim Maltby
Written By: Daniel R. Altiere
Steven M. Altiere
Malcolm T. Goldman
Starring: Andrew Toth
Maya Kay
Alan Marriott
Maureen Jones
Lee Tockar
Jonathan Holmes
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Lionsgate Home Entertainmment
Release Date: January 11, 2019 (Limited Theatrical Release)
February 12, 2019 (Home Media)
Runtime: 91 minutes (Two 45-minute segments)
Country: United States
Prequel: Norm of the North (2016)
Sequel: Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure (2019)

Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (otherwise known as Norm of the North 2: Keys to the Kingdom, or just Norm of the North 2) is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure direct-to-video movie produced by Splash Entertainment and distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment as a sequel to the critically-panned Norm of the North. It consists of two 45 minute segments, both of which were originally going to be released direct-to-video. They were titled Back to the City and The Arctic All-Stars.

Plot

Norm, the polar bear, runs into trouble when he travels to New York to accept the keys to the city. When he returns home, he must unite with his animal friends to save the Arctic from a devious company that plans to steal the ice.

Why It Sucks

  1. This movie was meant to be two separate 45-minute sequels released independently, but for some reason, the sequels were edited together and published as one big movie.
  2. The CGI is worse than the original film.
  3. Many assets are lazily recycled. For example, there are only three types of car models in the entire movie (a van, a taxi, and a red car), and none have different textures. Norm's son also uses young Norm's model from the first movie, and Norm's other children use the same model, but with different eye colors.
    • Newly created assets often do not match the former assets art style. A big offender is the Mayor, whose more realistic style clashes with the somewhat cartoony look of the person next to him in one scene.
  4. Retains the same immature humor as the original, like twerking and toilet humor.
  5. False advertising: One poster shows Norm wearing a V-neck sweater, but in the actual movie, he doesn’t wear it because he stays naked like all polar bears do in real life.
  6. Almost none of the voice actors from the original reprise their roles in this sequel and only has voice actors from Canada, the only exception being Maya Kay, who reprises her role as Olympia. It's either because many of the voice actors from the first film (except for Maya Kay) didn't want to return for the sequel after how the first film turned out or they were too expensive to bring back.
  7. There is absolutely nothing that connects the two plots, making it more evident that the film is two 45 minute segments slapped together at the last second.
  8. The writing is just as bad, if not worse than the original.
  9. It has almost no connection to the original movie, making it feel like more of a stand-alone sequel.
  10. Fong the rabbit makes a very pointless comic relief.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. While the movie still has some twerking, there's a lot less of it compared to the original.

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Trivia

  • In a somewhat distasteful comment, Luigitehplumber (an Admin for this Wiki) wrote on a SuperTed Facebook page where he criticized the movie and compared it to SuperTed. Mike Young, the founder of Splash Entertainment, said that the movies were "made for kids" and not towards "40-year-olds who live in their mothers basement." It's unknown who's to blame for Mike to say that, but both comments are quite bad in their way.

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Comments


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Mr. Dready

14 months ago
Score 4
My reaction when this page was made, WTF!!!!! THEY MADE A SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!! That's it, no I'm not watching it! nope the first movie sucked why make a sequel and what Mike Young replied to Luigitehplumber is stupid.
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Luigitehplumber

13 months ago
Score 0
Actually, the reason why Mike Young said that was because I rudely compared one of his better creations with this movie.
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Mr. Dready

11 months ago
Score 0
@Luigitehplumber, oh i know you may be comparing it to the Care Bear movies they made, if i'm not wrong?
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Luigitehplumber

10 months ago
Score 0

I compared the movie to an old cartoon Mike created called "SuperTed", which is a great cartoon alone.

Sure enough, he did do minor work on that CGI Care Bears series, but i'm not sure if it was his studio or the french MoonScoop studio that did the work for it.
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HellLord

9 months ago
Score 0

“Far north” *drinks*









Yummy
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HellLord

9 months ago
Score 0
Also, I’m using the far north lines as a meme
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Blocky The Nerd

7 months ago
Score 0
I actually enjoy this film.
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IronKidFan8

7 months ago
Score 0
Not to mention that Andrew Toth also voiced Buttons in Eon Kid/Iron Kid! This is just, wow.
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ThatDudeRightHere

6 months ago
Score 0
They made 3 sequels to a already bad movie?!
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BluePenguin28

5 months ago
Score 0
  • sigh* what A STUPID form to spend money LIONSGATE.
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HyperSour

4 months ago
Score 0
the second villain looks like Joseph Stalin

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