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With the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Diedrich Bader, Kelly Slater, Rob Machado

Written by Don Rhymer, Ash Brannon, Chris Buck, Christopher Jenkins
Directed by Ash Brannon & Chris Buck

What sets this tremendous digitally animated feature apart from the rest is the fact that it was made along the lines of a surfing documentary. Cody, a young wannabe surfer penguin is out to follow in the webbed-feet of Big-Z, a legendary surfer that got consumed by the waves on a very dangerous part of the coast. This journey takes Cody from Antarctica to a tropical island to take part in the Big-Z Memorial Surf-On. It leads to far more than just riding some waves as Cody learns many life lessons. Some of the crazy characters emerging from this event include a ruthless agent, a spaced-out chicken, cute kid penguins and an appealing, energetic life-guard (also the love interest).
Special Features: Lost scenes, making-of featurettes, interviews with the penguin characters, a Lauren Hill music video & more.

PS. As with rival studios always releasing suspiciously similar animated movies around the same time (eg. Antz vs. A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo vs. A Shark Tale, Madagascar vs.The Wild etc.), the penguin related counterpoint for Surf's Up is of course Happy Feet.

4 / B
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A - B - C

- 6 - Volcanic
- 5 - Blistering
- 4 - Hot
- 3 - Smolder
- 2 - Room Temp.
- 1 - Fizzled
- 0 - Extinguished

- A: Multi-Viewing Potential

- B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

- C: Once Should Suffice

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