Surf's Up: SUCH a Cute Movie!


tPF Bish
Jul 7, 2006
At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to see a movie about surfing penguins and chickens. Then I looked at the cast, and the name that jumped out at me was James Woods. (He can do cartoons. I loved him as Hades in Hercules and he rocked as himself on Family Guy.) Then I got excited about all the other names.


Surf's Up profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Along the way, Cody meets surf nut Chicken Joe (Jon Heder), famous surf promoter Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone), and spirited lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel), all of whom recognize Cody’s passion for surfing, even if it sometimes goes too far.

(from Wikipedia.)