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Surf's Up DVD

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Surf's Up is a computer-animated sports mockumentary about penguin surfing contests, which makes it stand out from the crowd of penguin movies. The story unfolds as it would on any sports-channel on TV, with interviews (with penguins) overlapping footage of (penguin) surfing action, gradually unveiling the tale of Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, Transformers), a young penguin from Antarctica with dreams of winning a surfing competition--a competition named after his idol, the missing Big Z (Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski). But when he joins the competition, Cody finds his zeal for winning may not be enough to defeat the cruel reigning champ, Tank Evans (Diedrich Bader, Grim & Evil). The story of Surf's Up is typical stuff: Youngster learns to value friendship over material success. But the documentary style gives the film a different rhythm from the usual feature-length cartoon; it stutters and skips around, dithers on side topics, and backtracks to catch up with supporting characters. Some viewers may be annoyed, but others--perhaps the more media-savvy--will find it a refreshing change of pace. (Kids who don't watch much sports, however, may just find it confusing.) Surf's Up also features the voices of James Woods (Hercules), Zooey Deschanel (Elf), and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). --Bret Fetzer

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  • 12 October 2015
  • Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
  • DVD
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • PG
  • 87 minutes
  • Subtitled, PAL

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Come join Cody a Rockhopper penguin as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool Antarctica to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on beautiful Pen Gu Island During his adventure he meets many new friends including surf nut Chicken Joe and spirited lifeguard Lani Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets Geek an old washed-up pro surfer who may just show Cody that a true winner isn’t always the one who comes in first

Animated family comedy featuring the voice talents of Shia LeBeouf, Jeff Bridges and Zooey Deschanel. Cody Maverick (LeBeouf) is a young penguin who dreams of winning the biggest penguin surfing competition of the year: the Penguin World Surfing Championship. His pursuit of this goal becomes the chosen subject of a team of documentary makers who go behind the scenes of the competition and interview Cody, his friends and surfing fans along the way.

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