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Surf's Up (Widescreen Special Edition)

  • List Price: $14.99
  • Buy New: $2.64
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  • Seller:Super-Dealz
  • Sales Rank:9,842
  • Format:AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Subtitled), French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), English (Original Language), Spanish (Dubbed)
  • Number Of Discs:1
  • Running Time:85 Minutes
  • Rating:PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Region:99
  • Discs:1
  • Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
  • Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):5.5 x 0.5 x 7.5
  • Publication Date:October 1, 2007
  • MPN:17746
  • UPC:043396177468
  • EAN:0043396177468
  • ASIN:B000UFIYOO
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Surf’s Up is an animated feature that goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition. Inspired by his hero, a legendary wave rider named Big Z, Cody leaves his family and his town of Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Cody believes that winning will bring him the admiration and respect he desires. But when he unexpectedly comes face to face with a washed up old surfer named The Geek, Cody begins to understand that the greatest champion isn’t always the one who comes in first
Amazon.com
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 ESPN, with interviews (with penguins) overlapping footage of (penguin) surfing action, gradually unveiling the tale of Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, Holes), 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 movie 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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