Surf’s Up

Year: Rating: Length:
2007 PG 85 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.38 out of 10   (4 Votes)

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Heder, James Woods, Jeff Bridges

Movie Description

Reminiscent of TV’s The Office in style and structure, the 2007 animated film, Surf’s Up, is a joint effort between Sony Pictures Animation and National Geographic Films.

Obviously targeted towards a young audience, Surf’s Up is heavy on junior-high humor and sight gags. The storyline is nearly identical to several other "kids on a quest" films, only in this instance it happens to be "penguins on a quest."

Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel and Jeff Bridges "star" as the voices of the heroes, with the annual Big Z Memorial Surf competition as the backdrop.

The kids will enjoy Surf’s Up, and the animation, at times, is very cleverly done. Animated film veterans Ash Brannon and Chris Buck co-directed Surf’s Up, which received a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.

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