• Surf's Up (2007)

Surf's Up

Release Date: June 8th, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2007

PG |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Surfing means everything to teenage penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf). Followed by a documentary film crew, he leaves his home in Antarctica for Pen Gu Island, site of the the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Cody wants to be respected and admired, and he believes that winning the competition will bring him what he craves. However, an encounter with washed-up surfer Geek (Jeff Bridges) teaches Cody about what is truly important.

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Diedrich Bader, Mario Cantone, Kelly Slater

Director: Ash Brannon , Chris Buck

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Sony Pictures Animation

Keywords: Rivalry, Rise, Hilarious, Transformation, Creative, Charming, Cool, Friend, Underdog

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Not only are LaBeouf and Bridges terrific, but Jon Heder is hilarious as surfing fowl Chicken Joe. And Zooey Deschanel is saucy fun as penguin lifeguard Lani. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    The entertaining new film from Sony Pictures Animation is a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A cheerful and frequently amusing bit of nonsense, which certainly will provoke children into giggles. The film does not measure up to "March of the Penguins" or "Happy Feet," both Oscar-winning efforts. Nor is it trying to. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film