PG certificateSurf's Up is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Surf's Up is a 3 star programme

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Surf's Up (2007)

Directed by
Ash Brannon

Young penguin Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf) wants to be a surfing champ just like his hero Big Z (voiced by Jeff Bridges). A behind-the-scenes documentary follows the little fella as he travels from Shiverpool in the Arctic to the Penguin World Surfing Championships to try and achieve his tube-riding dream. With the help of a zany chicken called Joe (voiced by Jon Heder), a slinky penguin lifeguard and her reclusive but surf-savvy uncle, Cody overcomes his newcomer nerves to become a serious penguin contender on Pen Gu Island.

Penguins have become the new darlings of Hollywood, and although Surf's Up isn't the first to cash in on the black and white cuties, it's definitely one of the top offerings. The documentary style, complete with grainy archive footage, gives it a fresh new twist and the cast (who, unusually for an animated film, recorded their parts in a studio together) boasts some of the most up-and-coming names in Tinseltown as well as stalwarts like Bridges.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf...Cody Maverick
Image for Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges...Big Z/Geek
Image for Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel...Lani Aliikai
Image for Jon HederJon Heder...Chicken Joe
James Woods...Reggie
Image for Diedrich BaderDiedrich Bader...Tank Evans
Mario Cantone...Mikey Abromowitz
Kelly Slater...Kelly
Rob Machado...Rob
Sal Masekela...SPEN Announcer
Ash Brannon...Filmmaker
Chris Buck...Filmmaker
Brian Posehn...Glen Maverick
Dana Belben...Edna Maverick
Reed Buck...Arnold