Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios announced today an animated sequel to Surf’s Up, the 2007 Academy Award-nominated action-comedy about surfing penguins. It will be titled Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with WWE Studios providing marketing support.
Both WWE and Sony are co-financing and producing the movie, which is expected to release in 2017, in time for the original film’s 10th anniversary.
“We are thrilled to be working with Sony Pictures Animation to bring Cody Maverick back to audiences for more adventures, paired with our WWE Superstars in what promises to be a fun animated film for the entire family,” said Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President.
The plot line reads, “Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big-wave-riding crew known as The Hang 5, voiced by WWE Superstars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige and Mr. McMahon, to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where, legend has it, they’ll find the biggest waves in the world. Cody soon discovers that the life he left behind might be more heroic than what any death-defying wave has to offer.”
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation added, “WWE has a proven track record with family audiences, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them and dive back into the fun world of our surfing penguins.”