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Post by ShyViolet » June 9th, 2007, 5:31 pm

“I want it all—the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles!”

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Post by ShyViolet » June 9th, 2007, 7:50 pm

“I want it all—the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles!”

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Post by Whippet Angel » June 10th, 2007, 1:26 am

I just saw it yesterday, and I must say, I was quite impressed :D

My boyfriend even liked it! He isn't a huge fan of animated flicks, but he knows quite a bit about surfing. He was surprised at how accurate the film was.

Ack, if it weren't so late I'd actually write a full review, but for now I'll just say that it was awesome, and definately worth seeing in theaters! :wink:

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Post by JV IS TIZ!!! PIXAR » June 11th, 2007, 2:01 pm

Awesome review guys!!! :D

I was just wondering if your going to have a review for Ratatouille?
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Post by Daniel » June 11th, 2007, 3:20 pm

I'm sure they will, JV.

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Post by JV IS TIZ!!! PIXAR » June 11th, 2007, 3:29 pm

Awesome!
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Post by rebelrex » June 12th, 2007, 11:07 am

Whippet Angel wrote:it was awesome, and definately worth seeing in theaters! :wink:
Will do! :D

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Post by Dacey » June 15th, 2007, 7:05 pm

I saw it this morning. It was a fun little film. I enjoyed the documentary format, and the surfing was great. Reggie and Mikey were my favorite characters.
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Post by Daniel » June 16th, 2007, 3:09 am

But the ultimate question; how is it in comparison to Happy Feet? In your opinion.

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Post by Dacey » June 17th, 2007, 3:39 pm

In my opinion, they don't have much in common. There was a "Happy Feet" joke at the start of the film (Cody tells the camera, "I don't sing or dance or anything like that"), but that was about it.

My minor gripe with the movie is that occassionally seem to forget about the Sports Doc format, and the characters just interact like they're in a standard animated film. But, again, that's a minor gripe.
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Post by Josh » June 17th, 2007, 10:29 pm

Regarding the Surf's Up and Happy Feet comparisons, directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon recently spoke with AN&V about such, among other things. I forgot to mention the interview in this thread last week. :)

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Post by Daniel » June 18th, 2007, 12:10 am

Yeah, I remember, Josh. As always, great interview! :) I just wanted WJ's opinion, since he's seen both.

Btw, thanks for the response, WJ!

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Post by Josh » June 18th, 2007, 2:43 am

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview, Daniel. :)

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Post by Randall » August 1st, 2007, 11:39 pm

Saw this on the weekend. I wasn't thrilled to go initially, but it was my daughter's pick. Surprise! I loved it. It was a stunner, since I hadn't cared much for Open Season, but Surf's Up was a bright, expertly animated and directed movie with a nice message. The "mockumentary about surfing penguins" idea seemed pretty bizarre, bu they made it work with terrific execution.

The DVD and BluRay release has been announced, and I was thrilled to see that it carries two ChubbChubb shorts! Cool!

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/surfs-up.html

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