Where is Sherman's Lagoon, anyway? It's called Kapupu Lagoon technically, and it's by the island of Kapupu, in the sunny South Pacific just west of the Elabaob Islands in the Palauan archipelago of Micronesia.
What's this strip all about? Sherman's Lagoon is an undersea cartoon featuring a dimwitted shark named Sherman, his sea turtle sidekick, and an assortment of other coral reef critters who team up to battle the encroachment of civilization on their remote tropical paradise.
One of the characters is Thornton:
He's the polar bear who's perpetually on vacation. Ever since Thornton floated into the lagoon on a stray iceberg a few winters ago he realized that life on the tundra is not all it's cracked up to be. He now spends all his winters on Kapupu Island where he lies on the beach reading Tom Clancy novels and sipping a smoothie.