Welcome all to This Matinee preview event! I am you’re gracious host Jesse Westburg A.K.A The Matinee Moviegoer A.K.A Mom. I hope you successfully smuggled in your snacks and found a seat because today were taking stroll down memory lane to nostalgia park. We’re gonna be talking about Surfs Up.
This 2007 animated film stars Shia LaBeouf, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges, and the enduring Zoey Deschanel. Directed by Chris Buck and Ash Brannon-two established directors/animators who between them share credit for other animated classics like Tarzan, Pocahontas, Toy story 1 & 2, and Frozen-This film was Sony’s second animated feature and was nominated for best animated picture at the 80th Academy Awards. It’s wet, it’s wild, and it’s foundation lies on the premise that Penguins pioneered surfing (and that you as the audience just rolls with it).
Surfs up is a damn good time I’m just gonna say it. While not held in the same regard as animated classics like the Lion King or The Incredibles, it’s an absolute blast in it’s own right. And don’t worry I’m here to tell you why
BONUS: don’t just take my word for it, see what the voice of Cody himself had to say about Surfs Up