Surf's Up (2007) - Photos and Characters

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Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf) in Surf's Up

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Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Big Z (voiced by Jeff Bridges) in Surf's Up

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Big Z (voiced by Jeff Bridges) in Surf's Up. Copyright © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Big Z: A legendary surfer penguin who everyone thinks has passed away, Big Z has actually been living as a hermit for the past decade. When his biggest fan, Cody Maverick, finds out that Big Z is still alive, he looks to Big Z as a father figure. In developing new relationships, though, Big Z must come to terms with his past and figure out who he is now.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Chicken Joe (voiced by Jon Heder) in Surf's Up

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Chicken Joe (voiced by Jon Heder) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Chicken Joe: A Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, Chicken Joe learned to surf on the Great Lakes. The crazy surf-loving chicken befriends Cody Maverick on the way to Pen Gu Island and the 10th Annual Big Z Memorial Surf-Off.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Lani (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) in Surf's Up

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Lani (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Lani Aliikai: (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) Lani is the beautiful lifeguard on Pen Gu Island.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Tank and His Trophies

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Tank (voiced by Diedrich Bader) in Surf's Up. Copyright © Sony Pictures Entertaiment

Tank "The Shredder" Evans: (voiced by Diedrich Bader) Tank is the winner of the previous nine Big Z Memorial Surf Offs, and he is not modest about it, A huge emperor penguin, Tank is a bully and likes to flaunt his physique and his trophies.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Reggie and Mikey

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Reggie (voiced by James Woods, left) and Mikey (voiced by Mario Cantone, right) in Surf's Up. Copyright © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Reggie Belafonte: (voiced by James Woods) He used to be manager of the "late" Big Z, but now he makes more money off Big Z's legend. Since Big Z left, Reggie has also been rakin' in the money as Tank's manager, and he's got his eye on young Cody Maverick as well. The greedy little otter will do anything to get ahead.

Mikey Abromowitz: (voiced by Mario Cantone) With Reggie as a boss, anyone would be stressed out, and this little shorebird is about to blow a gasket. Mikey used to be a talent scout in the musical theater business, but now he's out to find the next big thing in the world of surfing.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Arnold, Katy and Smudge

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Katy (voiced by Reese Elowe, left), Smudge (voiced by Jack P. Ranjo, center), and Arnold (voiced by Reed Buck, right) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Ridin' the Waves

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Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Slimy Otter

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(left to right) Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, background), Mikey (voiced by Mario Cantone, foreground), Reggie (voiced by James Woods), and Tank (voiced by Diedrich Bader). Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Reggie Belafonte: (voiced by James Woods, left) He used to be manager of the "late" Big Z, but now he makes more money off Big Z's legend. Since Big Z left, Reggie has also been rakin' in the money as Tank's manager, and he's got his eye on young Cody Maverick as well. The greedy little otter will do anything to get ahead.

Mikey Abromowitz: (voiced by Mario Cantone) With Reggie as a boss, anyone would be stressed out, and this little shorebird is about to blow a gasket. Mikey used to be a talent scout in the musical theater business, but now he's out to find the next big thing in the world of surfing.

Tank "The Shredder" Evans: (voiced by Diedrich Bader) Tank is the winner of the previous nine Big Z Memorial Surf Offs, and he is not modest about it, A huge emperor penguin, Tank is a bully and likes to flaunt his physique and his trophies.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Surfing Lessons

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Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, left) and Big Z (voiced by Jeff Bridges, right) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Big Z: A legendary surfer penguin who everyone thinks has passed away, Big Z has actually been living as a hermit for the past decade. When his biggest fan, Cody Maverick, finds out that Big Z is still alive, he looks to Big Z as a father figure. In developing new relationships, though, Big Z must come to terms with his past and figure out who he is now.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Beach Barbeque

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Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, left) and Lani (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Lani Aliikai: (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) Lani is the beautiful lifeguard on Pen Gu Island.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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How It's Done

Surf's Up
Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, left) and Big Z (voiced by Jeff Bridges, right) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Big Z: A legendary surfer penguin who everyone thinks has passed away, Big Z has actually been living as a hermit for the past decade. When his biggest fan, Cody Maverick, finds out that Big Z is still alive, he looks to Big Z as a father figure. In developing new relationships, though, Big Z must come to terms with his past and figure out who he is now.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Hush Chicken!

Surf's Up
Chicken Joe (voiced by Jon Heder, left), Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, center), and Lani (voiced by Zooey Deschanel, right) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Chicken Joe: A Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, Chicken Joe learned to surf on the Great Lakes. The crazy chicken befriends Cody Maverick on the way to Pen Gu island and the 10th Annual Big Z Memorial Surf-Off.

Lani Aliikai: (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) Lani is the beautiful lifeguard on Pen Gu Island.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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Lei'in on the Beach

Surf's Up
Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf, left), Chicken Joe (voiced by Jon Heder, right), and Lani (voiced by Zooey Deschanel, right) in Surf's Up. Photo © Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cody Maverick: (Voiced by Shia LeBeouf) A teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin, Cody has been chasing the dream of being a surfing star ever since he met surfing legend Big Z. Now that he's finally ready to enter a pro competition, Cody wants to document every step of the journey that he believes will bring him fame, admiration, and fortune.

Along the way, Cody discovers that Big Z is still around. Having lost his own father, Cody looks to Big Z as a mentor and father figure. As he, Big Z and other friends meet new challenges along the way, Cody discovers what it means to be a true winner.

Chicken Joe: A Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, Chicken Joe learned to surf on the Great Lakes. The crazy chicken befriends Cody Maverick on the way to Pen Gu island and the 10th Annual Big Z Memorial Surf-Off.

Lani Aliikai: (voiced by Zooey Deschanel) Lani is the beautiful lifeguard on Pen Gu Island.

More About Surf's Up:

Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a teenaged up-and-coming surfer penguin who, in the wake of his idol Big Z, is trying to prove himself a winner in the world of pro surfing.

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