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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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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 ...
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Glen Maverick (voice)
Dana Belben ...
Edna Maverick (voice) (as Dana L. Belben)
Reed Buck ...
Arnold (voice)

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

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8 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Los reyes de las olas  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$58,867,694 (USA) (24 August 2007)
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John Goodman, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Murray and Ray Romano were considered for the role of Big Z. See more »

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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 »

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[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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PRODUCTION BABIES: Elinora Jane Bolwyn, Jamie Vernon Boyce, Spencer Thomas Boyce, Julian Matheson Brannon, Allison Riley Bredow, Malena Franca Brewer, Asher Ian Candell, Samantha Katharine Condro, Ava Lynn Ford, Alexis Mitsue Hara, Hayden Herbst, Kylie Mae Juen, Chris Jooeun Kim, Sarah Kim, Sophia Louisa Kramer, Alfred Limsater, Maya Lilian Melich, Jack William Nash, James Naulin, Collin James Smith, Autumn Grace Walling. See more »

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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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What I Like About You
Written by Wally Palmar (as Walter Palamarchuk), James Marinos, and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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I loved this movie!
9 June 2007 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

As an old surfer, and a lover of penguins, I was totally PUMPED for this movie! So I went out to see it last night, and I laughed several times. One of the most awesome things to me, was how Big Z encompassed the ideal of just having fun and letting everything go while you surf. You've got to watch it to see that, but really, this movie is spectacular. The animation is great, the characters develop nicely, and the "documentary" format adds to the humor aspect of it.

I don't know about the comparisons to Happy Feet, but it seems rather weird to get all upset because there's another penguin movie out on the market. Bottom line, for me, is that this movie was very fun to watch, and I thought it had some classic bits of humor. It may be a bit too much for some younger kids, but it was great for me. I loved this movie!


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