Penguins. I don’t like them (childhood nightmare, don’t ask) but lots of people do. They’re cute, they dress in black and white outfits, and they walk funny. Trust Hollywood to cash in on this. Now, after March of the Penguins, Madagascar, and Happy Feet, comes the animated flick Surf’s Up.
Surf’s Up is a mockumentary that tells the story of fatherless Cody Maverick (Maverick Senior had an unfortunate confrontation with the business end of a whale). Cody (voiced by Shia LeBeouf) is an up-and-coming surfer living in Shiverpool, Antarctica. When surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (voiced by Mario Cantone) visits the area, Cody gets recruited to compete in the Annual Big Z Memorial Surf-Off, an homage to Z, a deceased surfing legend whom Cody has idolized since childhood.
Will Cody get some bad sets at the Surf-Off? Find out after the jump.