Additional elements that were not computer-generated - such as a bottle - were scanned and stored in the computer and were added at this point.

Once the basic movements were completed, the rest of the picture was refined.

Greene's commercial and is taken to dinner by Vera.

Greene, who realizes that Norm is a real bear, suspects that Norm has come to free his grandfather, who Greene has captured.

Fur was added, eyes were completed, background was "painted in" and the lighting details - intricate lighting complete with reflection and shadows - were fine tuned. Stewart also worked with Glenn Rueger at Outside Music to compose original music, and created sound effects with Weddington Productions.

To maintain the magical and ethereal quality of the world of the bears, Mr. He used the synthesized music as a source of punctuation only, and kept the bears dialogue-free, except for the notable "oohs," "ahs" and grunts, which were created by Mr.

Once the image was refined and loaded into memory, the bear could be "moved," allowing it to walk, run, ski, luge or ice skate.

"Movement" for the bears was created as animators plotted the bear's course on the computer.

In addition to manipulating the bear's torso, the head and the limbs had to be moved separately since the computer-generated-bear was not attached in one piece like a real bear.

During this step, the fine motor movements also were completed.

In his youth, he develops the ability to speak to humans, a trait shared by his grandfather.

Because of this, he is made an outcast from the other animals, only being accepted by Socrates, a wise bird, and Elizabeth, a female polar bear whom Norm is in love with.

During a public incident involving Greene trying to shoot Norm in the restaurant, Norm subdues Greene, gaining the attention of the media and heightening Greene's approval ratings. Before going on a television show, Norm meets Vera's daughter Olympia, who tells Norm to raise Greene's approval ratings and then speak out against him to save the Arctic.