Full Screen Special Edition.
|Surf's Up is an animated comedy that delves behind the scenes of the high-octane world of professional surfing. The film profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Along the way, Cody meets surf nut Chicken Joe (Jon Heder), famous surf promoter Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone), and spirited lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel), all of whom recognize Cody's passion for surfing, even if it sometimes goes too far. 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 Geek (Jeff Bridges), Cody begins to find his own way, and discovers that a true winner isn't always the one who comes in first.|
"Best of all is Jeff Bridges as the voice of Geek, a laid-back philosopher-penguin who becomes Cody's low-key guru... Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"If you have to see one penguin movie, this is it. James Berardinelli's ReelViews
"The most colorful of the penguin 'toons to date, both figuratively and literally. Michelle Kung, Boston Globe
"...entertaining...a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle