A surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in this computer-animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Surfs Up is an animated feature that goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition. Inspired by his hero, a legendary wave rider named Big Z, Cody leaves his family and his town of Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. 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 named The Geek, Cody begins to understand that the greatest champion isnt always the one who comes in first.
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Surfers -- Juvenile films.
Surfing -- Juvenile films.
Friendship -- Juvenile films.
Sports tournaments -- Juvenile films.
Documentary films -- Production and direction -- Juvenile films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
|Edition||Widescreen special ed.|
|Other Titles|| Surf is up
LaBeouf, Shia, 1986-
Bridges, Jeff, 1949-
Deschanel, Zooey, 1980-
Heder, Jon, 1978-
Woods, James, 1947-
Bader, Diedrich, 1966-
Sony Pictures Animation (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Voices: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone, Diedrich Bader.
Music, Mychael Danna.
MPAA rating: PG; for mild language and some rude humor.
In English, French & Spanish, with optional English, French & Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.