If you haven’t already, take a gander at the trailer for Surf’s Up, the new computer animated penguin movie coming out this summer. As far as I can tell, the storyline seems okay and the animation looks phenomenal. The story follows a young surfing penguin on his way to the Penguin World Surfing Championship. He idolizes a champ surfer and wants to do everything he can to win and earn respect. We’ll possibly see some moral or learning point that overturns this feeling. That’s just the way children’s movies work. The animation looks astounding and so realistic, especially the ocean surf and waves. I’m hoping the story keeps up with the eye candy.
A stylistically daring CGI feature, “Surf’s Up” is based on the groundbreaking revelation that surfing was actually invented by penguins. In the film, a documentary crew will take audiences behind the scenes and onto the waves during the most competitive, heartbreaking and dangerous display of surfing known to man, the Penguin World Surfing Championship.
Plot Summary from IMDB