Surf's Up

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Running Time:  83 min.
Release Date: June 8, 2007
DVD: October 9, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.30
based on 232 votes and 29 reviews
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Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Diedrich Bader, Mario Cantone, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Sal Masekela

Synopsis

An animated comedy that goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive surfing. The film profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.


Along the way, Cody meets Seboygan surfer Chicken Joe (Jon Heder), legendary surf promoter Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone), and spirited lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel), who all recognize his passion for surfing... even if it's a bit misguided at times. Cody believes that winning will bring him the admiration and respect he desires, but when he unexpectedly comes face-to-face with a washed-up old surfer (Jeff Bridges), Cody begins to find his own way, and discovers that a true winner isn't always the one who comes in first.

Director: Chris Buck, Ash Brannon
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Christopher Jenkins
Screenplay: Don Rhymer, Ash Brannon, Chris Buck, Christopher Jenkins

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