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Surf's Up (2007)

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cody Maverick (voice)
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Lani Aliikai (voice)
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Chicken Joe (voice)
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Kelly (voice)
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Rob (voice)
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SPEN Announcer (voice)
Ash Brannon ...
Filmmaker (voice)
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Glen Maverick (voice)
Dana Belben ...
Edna Maverick (voice) (as Dana L. Belben)
Reed Buck ...
Arnold (voice)
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Storyline

This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he's nothing but a surfing fool, to the "Big Z Memorial Surf Off" on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of "Big Z," a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. But the waves in Pen Gu are different than in Shiverpool, and the competition is steep. The current champ, egotistical Tank Evans, isn't just about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek, a recluse aging former surfer, living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two. Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91@yahoo.com)

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Hang Six Summer 2007. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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8 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los reyes de las olas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,640,249 (USA) (8 June 2007)

Gross:

$58,867,694 (USA) (24 August 2007)
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Trivia

This went from theatrical release to DVD in only 18 weeks. See more »

Goofs

After Cody talks to Lani for the first time, he and Chicken Joe walk away talking. Cody mentions Lani by name; however, Lani never told Cody her name. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Filmmaker: Quiet on the set. And we're rolling. Cody Maverick interview, take one.
Cody Maverick: So why are you guys here to interview me?
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Crazy Credits

Look out right during the end credits with Edna and Glen Maverick (Cody's brother and mother) and the film crew, Edna is kept said, "We could be more like Cody?" and Glen said, "When the credits is over" then the credits begin. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Breaking Bad: Madrigal (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Wave
Written by Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament
Performed by Pearl Jam
Courtesy of J Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Surg and Surfing
10 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previews drew me in, and when a rainy weekend coincided with Surf's Up coming to the local theater I went. Here I am old enough to be a grandmother and I love animated films. And the animation makes the film. The water is surreal in how lifelike it is with all the variegation of color. The plot of little guy, big dreams, dream crash, dream re-found, and priorities set straight is definitely cliché. It's how it all gets there, is what we spend our $5.00 matinée for. The voice talent is perfect: Jeff Bridges as the laid back Z, Shia LaBeouf the young hero in the making, Jon Heder as a stoned chicken from Michigan, and Zooey Deschanel as the good-hearted lifeguard who keeps secrets well. They made the movie flow.

As for the penchant of "children" movies using poop and pee for laugh lines--I ask why? It didn't add to the movie, and it certainly lowers it. It's as if they are afraid the movie won't hold up on its own without a bit of naughty and disgusting jokes. Hey, leave it alone and let the movie go. Urinating and flatulent penguins just aren't that funny. Lots of other funny stuff. Like I said to the floor sweeper when he asked me, "Was it any good?" It had it's moments.


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