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Surf's Up -- Clip: Perfect Day
Surf's Up -- A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick (LaBeouf).
Surf's Up -- Interview:  Mario Cantone On The Realization Of The Animation
Surf's Up -- Clip: Campfire
Surf's Up -- Clip: I'm In Love

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Writers:
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Release Date:
8 June 2007 (USA) See more »
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Hang six Summer 2007. See more »
Plot:
A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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"...and you're sittin' on top of the world..." See more (107 total) »

Cast

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Shia LaBeouf ... Cody Maverick (voice)

Jeff Bridges ... Zeke 'Big Z' Topanga / 'Geek' (voice)

Zooey Deschanel ... Lani Aliikai (voice)

Jon Heder ... Chicken Joe (voice)

James Woods ... Reggie Belafonte (voice)

Diedrich Bader ... Tank 'The Shredder' Evans (voice)

Mario Cantone ... Mikey Abromowitz (voice)

Kelly Slater ... Kelly (voice)

Rob Machado ... Rob (voice)

Sal Masekela ... SPEN Announcer (voice)
Ash Brannon ... Filmmaker (voice)

Chris Buck ... Filmmaker (voice)

Brian Posehn ... Glen Maverick (voice)
Dana Belben ... Edna Maverick (voice) (as Dana L. Belben)
Reed Buck ... Arnold (voice)
Reese Elowe ... Kate (voice)
Jack P. Ranjo ... Smudge (voice)
Matthew W. Taylor ... Ivan / Glen's Buddy (voice) (as Matt Taylor)

Bob Bergen ... (voice)

Jillian Bowen ... (voice)

Johanna Braddy ... (voice)

John Cygan ... (voice)

Courtnee Draper ... (voice)

Bill Farmer ... (voice)

Andy Fischer-Price ... (voice)

Teresa Ganzel ... (voice)

Jess Harnell ... (voice)

Jesse Head ... (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... (voice)
Danny Mann ... (voice)
Mickie McGowan ... (voice)
Alec Medlock ... (voice)

Laraine Newman ... (voice)
Jan Rabson ... (voice)
Meagan Smith ... (voice)
Marisa Theodore ... (voice)

Crawford Wilson ... (voice)

Jacob Zachar ... (voice)
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Directed by
Ash Brannon 
Chris Buck 
 
Writing credits
Don Rhymer (screenplay) and
Ash Brannon (screenplay) &
Chris Buck (screenplay) &
Christopher Jenkins (screenplay)

Christopher Jenkins (story) and
Christian Darren (story)

Lisa Addario 
Joe Syracuse 

Produced by
Lydia Bottegoni .... co-producer
Christopher Jenkins .... producer
Andrea Miloro .... animation executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna (music by)
 
Film Editing by
Ivan Bilancio 
Nancy Frazen 
 
Casting by
Mary Hidalgo 
 
Production Design by
Paul Lasaine 
 
Art Direction by
Sylvain Deboissy 
Ron Lukas 
Marcelo Vignali 
 
Production Management
Theresa Bentz .... associate production manager
Jason Brewer .... assistant production manager
David Farley .... post-production supervisor
David Kalbeitzer .... digital production manager
Lea Lambert .... associate production manager
Garrick McLaughlin .... digital production manager
Lauren Prince .... assistant production manager: layout
Jill Ragaway .... production manager
Briana Ryan .... associate production manager
Jordan Soles .... associate production manager
Paula Tudorof .... associate production manager
 
Art Department
Sunny Apinchapong .... visual development artist
Damon Bard .... sculptor
James Battersby .... 3-D visual development artist
Nick Crocco .... designer
Cathy Jones .... visual development
Joty Lam .... visual development artist
Jerry Loveland .... visual development artist
Marcos Mateu Mestre .... visual development artist
Shawn McInerney .... visual development artist
Armen Melkonian .... visual development artist
Takao Noguchi .... associate character designer
Armand Serrano .... environmental designer
Armand Serrano .... visual development
Noelle Triaureau .... visual development artist
Raffaello Vecchione .... sculptor
Jessica Berri .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Harald Kraut .... lead layout artist (uncredited)
Ernie Rinard .... visual development (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... adr editor
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Panos Asimenios .... dubbing supervisor
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist
Matthew P. Hanson .... assistant sound editor (as Matt Hanson)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Jason King .... supervising foley editor
Tateum Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard London .... original dialogue mixer
Martin Lopez .... sound designer (as Martin J. Lopez)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Steven Ticknor .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Ticknor .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mir Z. Ali .... technical director: SPI
Bill Anastas .... digital production manager
Andrew Anderson .... character setup technical director
John B. Anderson .... senior shader writer
Jesse Andrewartha .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Ray Arnett .... character animator
Steve Avoujageli .... effects animator
Leslie Baker .... senior technical director: lighting and compositing
James Bancroft .... character set up
Joachim Barnreuther .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Kelly Barschig .... recruiter: SPI
Lynn Basas .... senior technical director: lighting and compositing, SPI
James Battersby .... visual development artist
Jean-Paul Beaulieu .... lighting & compositing
Jean-Paul Beaulieu .... look development technical director
Jeff Benjamin .... senior production services technician
John Bevelheimer .... matte painter
Steven Blakey .... visual effects animation lead (as Steve Blakey)
Christopher Blazick .... senior production services technician
David Bleich .... matte painting supervisor (as David R. Bleich)
Jorge Bobadilla Jr. .... technical director: lighting and compositing (as Jorge Bobadilla)
Scott Bogoniewski .... lighting technical director: SPI
Chris Bolwyn .... technical director: hair and feathers
Erik J. Borzi .... senior technical director: lighting & compositing, SPI
Todd Boyce .... effects animator
Jamaal Bradley .... character animator
Rob Bredow .... visual effects supervisor
Suzy Brown .... texture painter
Max Bruce .... digital artist
Ron Bublitz .... character pipeline technical director
John Butiu .... senior character modeler: SPI
Grady Campbell .... lighting technical director
Stephen Candell .... character setup lead
Georgia Cano .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Deborah Carlson .... effects animation lead: SPI
Onny P. Carr .... look development lead (as Onny Carr)
Onny P. Carr .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing (as Onny Carr)
Brian Casper .... hair/feathers technical director
Oscar G. Castillo .... technical director: hair and feathers (as Oscar Castillo)
Laurent Charbonnel .... lead shader writer
François Chardavoine .... software engineer: SPI
Alan Chen .... look development technical director
Alan Chen .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Joong-ryang Choi .... hair/feathers technical director (as Joong Choi)
Kyudon Choi .... character setup technical director
Amy Christensen .... lighting artist
Benjamin Cinelli .... senior character animator
John Clark .... layout artist
John Clark .... lead animator
Michael Condro .... layout
David Conlon .... technical director: lighting and compositing
Bertrand Cordier .... senior lighting technical director: SPI
Matt Cordner .... effects animation lead
J.C. Cornwell .... digital trainer
J.D. Cowles .... compositing supervisor
Garrett Cox .... visual effects
Robert W. Crain .... senior lighting and compositing technical director
Jennifer Cranfill .... development specialist
Jeff Croke .... animator
Sumit Das .... character pipeline supervisor
David R. Davies .... effects animation lead
Justin Diamond .... environment modeler
Joe DiCesare .... matte painter (as Joseph DiCesare)
Danny Dimian .... computer graphics supervisor
R. Stirling Duguid .... computer graphics supervisor: SPI
Frederic Durand .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing (as Frederick Durand)
Noel Eaton .... senior production services technician
Keridan Elliott .... character setup lead
Kent Estep .... digital effects artist
Patrick Finley .... digital effects artist: lighting and compositing
Jack Finlin .... animation coordinator
Darren P. Fisher .... technical director: lighting & compositing (as Darren Fisher)
Michael Ford .... character setup supervisor
Jenny Fulle .... visual effects executive producer
Jason Galeon .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Christopher Otto Gallagher .... animation technical director: SPI
Gregory Galliani .... lead environmental modeler: SPI (as Greg Galliani)
Jonathan Garcia .... senior production services technician (as Jonathan F. Garcia)
Maria Giannakouros .... software developer: SPI
Shane Glading .... lighting technical director
Rick Glenn .... visual effects: animator
David Godwin .... technical director: lighting and compositing
Ramiro Gomez .... character setup technical director
Allen Gonzales .... matte painter
Juan Gonzalez .... layout artist
Amy R. Gordon .... visual effects coordinator
Dipankar Goswamy .... effects animator
Dipankar Goswamy .... visual effects senior technical director
Victor Grant .... effects animator
Svetla Gressak .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Kevin T. Hahn .... look development technical director
Brian Hall .... software engineer
Brian Hamblin .... technical manager: SPI
Dae-Ho Han .... animation support
John H. Han .... effects animator (as John H. Han)
Todd Hara .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing (as Todd T. Hara)
Matthew Hausman .... effects animation supervisor (as Matt Hausman)
Alan Hawkins .... character animator
Ryan Heniser .... shader writer (as Ryan S. Heniser)
Karl Herbst .... lead lighting artist
Karl Herbst .... look development lead
Nicole Herr .... digital character animator: SPI
Nick Hiatt .... matte painter: SPI
Nick Hiatt .... texture painter: SPI
Andrew Hofman .... effects animator
Matt Hollingsworth .... texture painter: Sony Pictures Animation
Carl Hooper .... effects animation supervisor
Ryan Hopkins .... senior effects technical director
Dave R. Howe .... senior technical director: color and lighting
Walter F. Hyneman .... additional computer graphics supervisor
Rod Ibanez .... hair/feathers lead technical director (as Rodrigo Ibanez)
Adriana Jaroszewicz .... training and artist development
Ian Jenkins .... digital artist: lighting and compositing, SPI
Kevin J. Jolly .... visual effects editor: SPI
Kurt Judson .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Chris Juen .... digital producer
Nori Kaneko .... motion graphics
Nori Kaneko .... texture paint lead
Moon-Jung Kang .... lead character modeler (as Moon Jung Kang)
Miku Kayama .... senior color and lighting technical director
Jeffrey Kember .... effects animator
Marvin Kim .... modeling supervisor
Seunghyuk Kim .... effects animator (as Seung Hyuk Kim)
Michael Kimmel .... senior character animator
Tom Kluyskens .... effects animation lead
Stephen Kowalski .... senior systems architect
Keiko Koyama .... digital effects animation coordinator: SPI
Zsolt Krajcsik .... effects animator
Zsolt Krajcsik .... senior technical director
Daniel Kramer .... computer graphics supervisor
Piotrek Krawczyk .... look development technical director
Michael Kuehn .... character setup technical director
Luis Labrador .... senior character modeler: SPI
Ken Lam .... senior technical director: lighting and compositing, SPI (as Kenny Lam)
Lea Lambert .... lighting associate production manager
Mike Lasker .... technical director: lighting and compositing (as Michael Lasker)
Dan Lavender .... color & lighting artist
Nicola Lavender .... senior technical director: color and lighting
Aaron M. Lawn .... shader writer (as Aaron Lawn)
E.J. Lee .... effects animator
Hae-Jeon Lee .... visual effects
John J.S. Lee .... lighting technical director: SPI (as John J. Lee)
Richard Lee .... environmental modeler
Carlos D. Lemus .... effects animator (as Carlos Donis Lemus)
Daniel Leung .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Fredrik Limsater .... effects animator
Robin A. Linn .... director of animation production
Kimberley Liptrap .... senior technical director: color & lighting
Tim Llewellyn .... senior technical director: color and lighting
Christine Lo .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing (as Christine J. Lo)
Franklin Londin .... digital effects animator
Jason Madsen .... senior production services technician
Joe Mandia .... senior character animator
Justin Marshall .... environmental modeler
Stephen Marshall .... effects animation lead
Andres Martinez .... digital artist
Wendy Mashburn .... digital production management: SPI
Lauren Matheson .... lead production services technician
Steve Matson .... matte painter
Shannon McGee .... senior technical director: color & lighting
Paul McGhee .... digital intermediate colorist
Gustav Melich .... effects animator
Gustav Melich .... senior technical director: SPI
Erick Miller .... lead character technical director: Wave System, SPI
Lucas Miller .... software engineer
Sosh Mirsepassi .... software engineer
Evangeline Monroy .... lighting associate production manager
Troy Moore .... senior production services technician
Hiroshi Mori .... rough layout artist/animatic
Frank Mueller .... character pipeline
Michael Muir .... technical director: Sony
Enrique Munoz .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Raj Naiksatam .... senior technical director
Daniel Naulin .... effects animator (as Daniel Patrick Naulin)
Kerry Nordquist .... texture painter
Miguel Oaxaca .... lighting associate production manager (as Miguel A. Oaxaca)
Erik Ober .... look development technical director
Erik Ober .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Carolyn Oros .... character pipeline
Siegfried Ostertag .... effects animator
Andrea Lackey Pace .... manager of production services
Keith Paciello .... animator
Ivo Panayotov .... robot technician
Brett Paton .... character animator
Carlos Pedroza .... technical director: layout
Jeffrey Pohl .... associate production manager
Jayson Price .... senior character animator
Thomas Pushpathadam .... effects animator (as Tom Pushpathadam)
Winston Quitasol .... lighting technical director/compositor: SPI
Matthew Rampias .... technical director: lighting & compositing
J. Robert Ray .... software engineering
Gregory Wade Reynolds .... effects animator
Sam Richards .... pipeline architect
Brian Ripley .... digital texture painter (as Brian F. Ripley)
Terrence Robertson-Fall .... character pipeline
Gwendelyn Robson .... animator
Saba Rofchaei .... technical director: hair and feather (as Saba Roufchaie)
Brendan Ryan .... digital production coordinator
Mike Sandrik .... lighting lead (as Michael Sandrik)
Mike Sandrik .... look development lead (as Michael Sandrik)
David Schaub .... senior supervising animator: SPI
Jeff Schu .... animator: SPI
Sande Scoredos .... training & artist development
Brian D. Scott .... character animator
Jeremy Selan .... software engineer
Mathew Selby .... software engineer
Priyes Shah .... digital effects artist: lighting and compositing
Keith Sintay .... senior animator
Joseph Slomka .... color scientist
Douglas James Smith .... look development lead
Jeremy Squires .... effects animator
David Stodolny .... senior character animator
Mark Story .... effects animator
Sungwook Su .... visual effects
Lisa Suzuki .... layout lead
Jonathan Swartz .... senior production services technician
Kenji Sweeney .... lighting & compositing
Kenji Sweeney .... look development lead
Eric Tablada .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Aaron Tankenson .... recruiter: SPI
Joseph Thomas .... layout artist
Mary Rachel Thompson .... animation production manager
Peter Tieryas .... character setup technical director (as Peter Samuel Tieryas)
Daniele Tosti .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Noelle Triaureau .... matte painter
Paula Tudorof .... lighting associate production manager
Beth Tyszkiewicz .... effects animation coordinator
Gaston Ugarte .... environmental modeler
Pete Upson .... layout artist
Jeff Vacanti .... animator
Bert Van Brande .... CG supervisor
Dana Vanhove .... digital production management
Henry Vera .... pipeline supervisor
Christopher Wachter .... effects animator (as Chris Wachter)
Christopher Walsh .... character animator
Victor Wang .... software engineer: SPI
Mike Webster .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Barry Weiss .... senior staff member
Barry Weiss .... senior staff: SPI
Craig Welsh .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Mark Wendell .... senior technical director: color and lighting
Dan Weston .... software engineer
Sean White .... technical director: hair and feather
Alex Whitney .... animator
Guy Wiedmann .... visual effects editor
Jeff Willette .... effects animator
Aaron Wilson .... effects animator
Matthew Kiyoshi Wong .... effects animator
Michael Yazijian .... texture painter: Sony Pictures Animation (as Mike Yazijian)
Doug Yoshida .... senior technical director: lighting and compositing (as Douglas Yoshida)
Melva Young .... visual effects artist: lighting and compositing
Mitch Zeitlin .... video editorial coordinator: SPI
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Fellman .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Hunter Athey .... animator
Anders J.L. Beer .... senior animator
Joshua Beveridge .... animator (as Josh Beveridge)
Jamaal Bradley .... animator
Cody Cameron .... story artist
Brian A. Coffee .... animation technical director
Michael Condro .... layout artist
Stefaan Contreras .... technical animator
Jeff Croke .... animator (as Jeffrey Croke)
James Crossley .... animator
Sylvain Deboissy .... character designer
Renato Dos Anjos .... supervising animator
Jason Doss .... pipeline technical director
Mark R.R. Farquhar .... animator
Jack Finlin .... animation coordinator
Allen Foster .... layout artist
Robert Fox .... animator
Kevin Freeman .... animator
Derek Friesenborg .... animator
Rick Glenn .... animator
Ramiro Camilo Gomez .... technical director
Steven Pierre Gordon .... animator
Bill Haller .... animator
Dave Hardin .... character animator
Jordan Harris .... animator
Steve Harwood .... animator
Nicole Herr .... animator
Seth Hippen .... animator
Ethan Hurd .... animator
Chris Hurtt .... supervising animator
Kaan Kalyon .... story artist
Michael Kimmel .... animator
Michael Kuehn .... character technical director
Eric Lees .... animator
Jason Lethcoe .... story artist
Jeff Lin .... animator
Joe Mandia .... animator
Gavin Moran .... animator
Dani Morrow .... layout artist
Matthew J. Munn .... animator
Peter Nash .... supervising animator
Carolyn Oros .... character pipeline
Patrick Osborne .... animator
Keith Paciello .... animator
Brett Paton .... animator
Kris Pearn .... story artist
Christopher Poplin .... rough layout artist
Jayson Price .... animator
Andreas Procopiou .... animator
Patrick G. Ramos .... animation associate production manager
Tim Ranck .... animator
Jeff Ranjo .... head of story
Gwendelyn Robson .... animator
Sandra Ryan-Moran .... animator
Denis Samoilov .... animator
Denis Samoilov .... senior animator
Henry Sato Jr. .... animator
Jeff Schu .... animator
Brian D. Scott .... animator (as Brian Scott)
Sue Hyunsook Shim .... animator
Keith Sintay .... animator (as Keith A. Sintay)
Ron Smith .... animator
Chad Stewart .... supervising animator
David Stodolny .... animator
Jeff Vacanti .... animator
Pepe Valencia .... animator
Roger Vizard .... animator
Michael C. Walling .... animator
Christopher Walsh .... animator
Larry White .... animator
Alex Whitney .... animator
Dougg Williams .... animator
James C.J. Williams .... layout supervisor
John Wong .... animator
Katie Cheang .... animator (uncredited)
James Chiang .... animator (uncredited)
Sebastian Kapijimpanga .... animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Lily Andres .... second assistant editor
James Bluma .... assistant editor
Sean Dowey .... editorial intern
Anthony Durazzo .... first assistant editor
Noah Gift .... avid engineer
Tarsus Jackson .... editorial production coordinator
Steven Liu .... associate editor
Paul McGhee .... digital intermediate colorist
Royce Smith .... film color timer
Mark Yeager .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Chris Clad .... violin
Mychael Danna .... orchestrator
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Russ Howard III .... music programmer
Jen Monnar .... music editor
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Rob Simonsen .... composer: additional music
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Lia Abbate .... production coordinator
Dana Belben .... script supervisor
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Jason Cooper .... assistant to directors
Tova Dann .... assistant: Mr. Heder
Gale De Los Santos .... digital resource technician
Noel Eaton .... senior production services technician
Miguel Gardo .... production assistant
Nate Hopper .... senior creative executive
Michael Killoren .... layout production coordinator
Nicole Koop .... assistant accountant
Laura M. Meredith .... intern: visual development
Marc Ostroff .... production accountant
Lu Kondor .... technical writer (uncredited)
Karen N. Sickles .... recruiter (uncredited)
Jessica E. Smialek .... post production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roger Allers .... special thanks
Jill Culton .... special thanks
Christopher Miller .... special thanks (as Chris Miller)
Errol Morris .... special thanks
Stuart Sumida .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor
Runtime:
85 min
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Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital | DTS
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (all jurisdictions) | Chile:TE | Denmark:A | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Ireland:G | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Mexico:AA | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Portugal:M/4 (dubbed version) | Portugal:M/6 (original version) | Singapore:G | South Africa:A | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:GP | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #41481)

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Trivia:
The animators made a research trip to Malibu Beach to study surf and surfers.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cody faces off against Tank for the first time, Cody takes a wipe-out. We then see a few instant replays. On the second and third replay, we see Tank leaving the tube. One the fourth, however, he doesn't leave the tube.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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FAQ

What kind of animal is Reggie?
Where does Cody Maverick get his name from?
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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
"...and you're sittin' on top of the world...", 8 June 2007
Author: Cel_Stacker from United States

Cody Maverick(Shia LeBouf), a rock-hopper penguin and native of Shiverpool, Antarctica, truly lives up to his surname, unlike his highly domestic mother and brother. He seems quite talented as far as finding his own way--he surfs when others fish, surfs when others sit on eggs, he surfs because that's who he is. The legend of Big Z, the emperor penguin who changed surfing forever, helped to make Maverick a maverick. So when neurotic event liaison bird Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone) appears with a chance to compete in the annual "Big Z Memorial" competition, Cody literally jumps into the chance. Along the way, he meets characters such as Joe (Jon Heder, well-cast once again), a surfing chicken from Michigan, and Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel), a lifeguard penguin who also knows a thing or two about Big Z. Like most other heroes of animated film, Cody learns something about what really matters, but don't let that put you off. This is some true summer fun, kept low-key, which, hopefully, will make this the sleeper hit of summer. Everyone is nicely cast, and the characters are easy to care about (that's saying a lot for modern cinema right there). The film looks wonderful as well--nice character design almost gets dwarfed by the environments, as the folks at Sony Animation show that they have successfully taught computers the difference between freezing, harsh Antarctic Ocean and beautiful, blue, tropical ocean. Truly stunning.

I feel I should also mention the soundtrack; no Beach Boys, but still appropriate. If you've been waiting to hear Incubus, Green Day, or Lauryn Hill in more film soundtracks, now's your chance. The mockumentary approach makes it even more engaging while amping the laughs. Christopher Guest would be proud. All in all, if you're looking for a break from all the holler and hoopla that summer movies bring, and as Big Z says, you're ready to just have some fun, catch a wave...

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