Surf's Up

LaBeouf, Shia

SKU: 043396189522

UPC 043396189522
Release Date 2007-10-09
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 85
Format Color
Synopsis This animated mock documentary directed by Chris Buck (TARZAN) and Ash Brannon (TOY STORY 2) follows penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he's a surfing fool, to the Big Z Memorial Surf Off on Pen Gu Island. This teenage penguin 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 (Diedrich Bader), isn't about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek (Jeff Daniels), a recluse living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two. The documentary/reality show format is a delightful surprise, and side interviews with other characters make it particularly effective. The attention to detail in this feature is terrific. The foam, waves, sand, expressions, and movements are all quite realistic, and the voices are spot on. Shia LaBeouf hits the mark perfectly as Cody, and Jeff Daniels is fun as the aging former surfer, Geek, who imparts his wisdom to the newbie. Mario Cantone voices the perpetually exasperated talent scout, Mikey, who works for sports promoter Reggie (James Woods). Jon Heder and Zooey Deschanel also lend their talents as midwestern surfer dude Chicken Joe and the lovely lifeguard Lani, respectively. Sports Penguin Entertainment Network (SPEN) correspondents Kelly Slater and Rob Machado are voiced by their real-life surfing-legend counterparts. A soundtrack including a number of past pop hits is also a nice touch.3 stars out of 5 -- [With] terrific voice work from Shia LaBeouf...and Jeff Bridges...Bridges puts warmth, patience, and innate cool into every line, like he was born to hang ten... -- Grade: B+SURF'S UP has a friendly, blue-collar vibe and some sly, low-key humor...Theatrical Release: June 8, 2007[B]reezy, funny and charming....The movement and crashing of water are beautifully rendered...4 stars out of 5 -- [A] smart, endearing, relatively small-scale comedy....The scenes between Bridges and LaBeouf have real heart...4 stars out of 5 -- [A] welcome surprise....The 'reality film' approach makes it quirky and fun...
Cast Chris Jenkins (Producer)
Joe Syracuse (Screenwriter)
Mychael Danna (Composer)
Don Rhymer (Screenwriter)
Jon Heder (Voice)
Diedrich Bader (Voice)
Zooey Deschanel (Voice)
Jeff Bridges (Voice)
Christian Darren (Screenwriter)
Shia LaBeouf (Voice)
Jane Krakowski (Voice)
Ash Brannon (Director)
Andres Martinez (Director of Photography)
Lisa Addario (Screenwriter)
Michael McKean (Voice)
Brian Benben (Voice)
Chris Buck (Director)
James Woods (Voice)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish PCM 5.1 Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned Additional Release Materials: Additional Scenes - 1. Lost Scenes with optional filmmaker commentary Behind the Scenes - Making Of Featurettes - 1. Surf Cam Documentary 2. Meet the Penguins - with Mario Cantone Music Video - Lose Myself - Lauryn Hill Short Film - The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas Text/Photo Galleries: Essay - Arnold's Zurfinary Storyboards Interactive Features: Interactive Games - SURF'S UP Pinball Game
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 4.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family
Attribute Animated,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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