Surf’s Up parents guide

Surf’s Up

Overall B

Have you ever wondered who invented surfing? You may be surprised to learn the sport was first practiced amongst penguins! And you can learn all about it, as well as take a firsthand look at the Penguin World Surfing Championship in this groundbreaking, computer-animated mockumentary.

Release date June 7, 2007

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

Why is Surf’s Up rated PG? The MPAA rated Surf’s Up PG for mild language and some rude humor.

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Surf’s Up
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Surf’s Up rated PG? Surf’s Up is rated PG by the MPAA for mild language and some rude humor.

During interviews for the documentary, family tensions between Cody and his mom and brother become evident. Cody’s laidback approach to life also doesn’t sit well with many other members of his community. Once he gets to the tropical island, Cody shows his stuff. Surfboard spills and crashes result in some of the boarders being rescued by lifeguards. One accident appears to cause a death. Mild sexual innuendo, some potty language and a couple of slang terms for anatomical body parts are included, along with a still shot of a woman smoking.

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Surf’s Up
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Surf’s Up is directed by and stars Brian Benben, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jane Krakowski.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Surf’s Up movie is October 8, 2007. Here are some details…

Surf’s Up releases to DVD with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), and with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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Happy Feet tells the story of a dancing penguin that becomes an environmental spokesman for the birds on his island. In 3-2-1 Penguins (developed by the creators of Veggie Tales), a quartet of these flightless birds explores space and imparts valuable moral lessons.

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