Surf's Up

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Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.



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A "mockumentary" on how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing, including behind-the-scenes footage from the Penguin World Surfing Championship.


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  • May 29, 2012
    An animated documentary about penguins that go on a surfing competition, who'd have thought of that? Disappointed by the casting people.... Why can't you find anyone, I mean ANYONE to do the voice for Cody??
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2012
    One of the most underrated animated films of the last 10 years or so. A smart parody of surfing documentaries and the cynical world of professional sports, "Surf's Up" is a hilarious, laid back trip that brings inventive twists to the familiar conventions for films of these kind.
    Tyler C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I enjoyed this, it was a fun animated mockumentary. Had a few problems though like the disgusting moments and Chickeb Joe being funny and having no real point in the film . But overall it was funny and really good.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2011
    When Surf's Up was released I think people were tired of penguins. Due to the inconvinient releases of "Happy Feet" and "March of the Penguins". But Surf's Up was the most unique. It has a very witty mockumentary style that's never really been seen in an animated film before. The animation is brilliant and undeniably realistic. Furthermore, its also the only fox animated film that i've seen that actually has the heart a pixar film would have. All the characters in the film also bring the humour expected, particularly Jeff Bridges.
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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