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Encyclopedia > Surf's Up (film)
Surf's Up

Theatrical poster for the film
Directed by Ash Brannon
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Produced by Lydia Bottegoni (co-producer)
Chris Jenkins
Written by Chris Jenkins
Christian Darren
Don Rhymer
Ash Brannon
Chris Buck
Starring Shia LaBeouf
Jeff Bridges
Zooey Deschanel
Jon Heder
James Woods
Music by Mychael Danna (music score)
Liza Richardson (music supervisor)
Editing by Ivan Bilancio
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of Russia June 7, 2007
Flag of the United States June 8, 2007
Flag of Hong Kong August 2, 2007
Flag of the United Kingdom August 10, 2007
Flag of the PhilippinesAugust 15, 2007
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Flag of AustraliaTasmania September 6th 2007

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Running time 85 mins.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $85 million
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Surf's Up is an American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, released on June 7, 2007[1] by Columbia Pictures. It is Sony Pictures Animation's second film, the first being Open Season on September 29, 2006. The American premiere occurred on June 8. It is directed by Ash Brannon (the co-director of Toy Story 2) and Chris Buck (the director of Tarzan). Pre-production for Surf's Up began in 2002. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Sony Pictures Animation is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, founded in 2002, which produces computer-animated films. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Open Season is a computer-animated film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lead Animator for Pixars first feature length animation, Toy Story. ... Toy Story 2 is a CGI animation film and the sequel to Toy Story, and the third Disney / Pixar feature film, which featured the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. ... Chris Buck is an American animator, screenwriter, and director. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


It is a parody of surfing documentaries, such as The Endless Summer and Riding Giants. Endless Summer is one of the first and most influential surfing movies, creating and defining the genre for many years after its release in 1966. ... Riding Giants is a 2004 documentary film directed and narrated by Stacy Peralta, a famous skater/surfer who helped to define modern skateboarding. ...


Surf's Up features the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, James Woods, Rebecca Honig, Diedrich Bader, Rob Machado, Kelly Slater and Sal Masekela. This is the second film that Jon Heder and Diedrich Bader star in together since Napoleon Dynamite. Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (pronounced SHY-uh luh-BUFF, IPA: [2]; born June 11, 1986) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning[3] American actor and comedian. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress. ... Jonathan Michael Heder (born October 16, 1977[1]) is an American actor and filmmaker. ... Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Rebecca Handler (mostly known as Rebecca Soler, Rebecca Honig or Rebecca Honig Freeman) is an American/Japanese actress, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media & FUNimation. ... Diedrich Bader Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor. ... АRobert Edward Machado (better known simply as Rob Machado) (b. ... Kelly Slater in 2003 Kelly Slater (b. ... Selema Salmomo Sal Masekela is an American television host. ... Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 independent film co-written and directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess and stars Jon Heder as the title character. ...

Contents

Plot summary

A documentary crew follows the events of Cody Maverick (voice of Shia LaBeouf) a small rockhopper penguin residing in Shiverpool, Antarctica (a pun on Liverpool, England). After a visit from surf legend Zeke "Big Z" Topanga (voice of Jeff Bridges), young Cody aspires to emulate the renowned legend by becoming a famous and respected surfer. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (pronounced SHY-uh luh-BUFF, IPA: [2]; born June 11, 1986) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning[3] American actor and comedian. ... Binomial name Eudyptes chrysocome Forster,, 1781 The Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is a species of penguin closely related to the Macaroni Penguin. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Eventually, talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (voice of Mario Cantone) arrives in Shiverpool to look for surfers to compete in the Big Z Memorial Surf Contest. Cody joins the group and befriends Chicken Joe (voice of Jon Heder), an easy-going surfer from Wisconsin. Upon arrival, Cody has an altercation with the egotistical Tank "The Shredder" Evans (Diedrich Bader), a large muscular penguin and nine time winner of the Big Z Competition when he witnesses him hurling stones at Big Z's memorial shrine. He also meets a kind lifeguard named Lani Aliikai (voice of Zooey Deschanel), with whom he falls in love with at first sight, when she saves a baby penguin from drowning. Tank challenges Cody to a surf-off on the spot and Cody's arrogance leads to a terrible wipeout. Lani Aliikai takes an injured Cody to the hidden home of Geek, a hermit, in order to help Cody recuperate from his fall. He had stepped on one of the poisonous reef inhabitants and Geek had pulled it out and urinated on Cody's foot in order to prevent him from dying. Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... Jonathan Michael Heder (born October 16, 1977[1]) is an American actor and filmmaker. ... Diedrich Bader Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor. ... The memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii commemorates American dead from wars in the Pacific. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress. ...


Eventually Cody wakes up and tells Geek about big Z though Geek doesn't seem too interested. He shows Cody the route back to the beach when Geek sees a log of which all the best surfboards are made of. He tries to teach Cody how to make a surfboard and Cody got too eager therefore ruined his laughable idea of surfboard. Geek and Cody stumble upon an undiscovered, uninhabited beach and find Big Z's old shack and surfboards. Cody soon realises that Geek is Big Z. At first Big Z does not want to help Cody win the competition but then teaches him how to have fun therefore learning the meaning of surfing - just having fun.


Cody then asks Geek/Big Z to come and watch him surf in the Big Z memorial surf competition. Geek took it the wrong way and Cody and Big Z are no longer friends. Cody walks to the beach through the forest and is caught in a trap by cannibals of Pen Gu island. However Chicken Joe, who had been looking for Cody had befriended and learnt to communicate with the Pen Guins and then retrieves Cody just in time for the Surf Off.


The first wave leaves only Tank, Cody and Chicken Joe afloat and the second wipes out Tank. Tank floats to the surface of the water and tries to take out Chicken Joe while Cody has an opportunity to win, which he does not take so that he saves Chicken Joe therefore Joe won. While trying to swim back to shore another huge wave pushes Cody and Tank to "The Boneyard" the most dangerous part of the beach's water and Tank is knocked out cold. Lani rescues Tank and brings him to shore while Cody hangs on to one of the many jagged rocks. Big Z appears and rescues Cody and they paddle safely to shore. Z is then revealed to still be alive to the curious onlookers. After standing up to Reggie, Z invites everyone to the private beach where the film ends with Big Z, Cody, Lani, and many others surfing the waves as the sun sets.


Post Credits Scene

Glenn is seen throwing the crew's equipment (whom he felt weren't leaving quickly enough) out of their home's window.


Voice cast

Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (pronounced SHY-uh luh-BUFF, IPA: [2]; born June 11, 1986) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning[3] American actor and comedian. ... Binomial name Eudyptes chrysocome Forster,, 1781 The Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) is a species of penguin closely related to the Macaroni Penguin. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Binomial name Gray, 1844 The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species. ... Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress. ... Binomial name (Forster, 1781) Penguin at the Arctowski Polish Antarctic base The Gentoo Penguin (pronounced ), Pygoscelis papua, is easily recognised by the wide white stripe extending like a bonnet across the top of its head. ... Jonathan Michael Heder (born October 16, 1977[1]) is an American actor and filmmaker. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959 in Boston) is an American stand-up comedian and actor with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelles Show. ... Families Scolopacidae Rostratulidae Jacanidae Thinocoridae Pedionomidae Burhinidae Chionididae Pluvianellidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Charadriidae Dunlin (Calidris alpina). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Binomial name Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) is a large otter native to the North Pacific, from northern Japan and Kamchatka west across the Aleutian Islands south to California. ... Diedrich Bader Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American actor. ... Binomial name Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller,JF, 1778 The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin at about 90 cm (3 ft) tall and weighing 11 to 15 kg (24 to 33 lb), second only to the Emperor Penguin. ... Rebecca Handler (mostly known as Rebecca Soler, Rebecca Honig or Rebecca Honig Freeman) is an American/Japanese actress, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media & FUNimation. ... Brian Posehn (born July 6, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Liotta on Just Shoot Me! and as a cast member of HBOs Mr. ... Kelly Slater in 2003 Kelly Slater (b. ... АRobert Edward Machado (better known simply as Rob Machado) (b. ... Selema Salmomo Sal Masekela is an American television host. ...

Technical info

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Rating

This film is rated PG by the MPAA for mild language and some crude humor. The MPAA film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a movies suitability for certain audiences. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Soundtrack

The following music can be found on Sony's official film soundtrack. Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...

# Song Artist
1 "Reggae Got Soul" 311
2 "Drive" Incubus
3 "Stand Tall" Dirty Heads
4 "Lose Myself" Lauryn Hill
5 "Just Say Yes" Ken Andrews
6 "Forrowest" Forro In the Dark
7 "Pocket Full Of Stars" Nine Black Alps
8 "Into Yesterday" Sugar Ray
9 "Big Wave" Pearl Jam
10 "Wipe Out" Big Nose
11 "Run Home (Instrumental)" Priestess
12 "What I Like About You" The Romantics
13 "You Get What You Give" The New Radicals
14 "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)" Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Two songs by Green Day, "Welcome to Paradise" and "Holiday", are used for background music in the film. However, neither song appears on the official soundtrack album. The former song was also used in the second trailer promoting Surf's Up. In the primary teaser trailer, the song "Get on Top" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers can be heard in the background. 311 (pronounced three eleven) is a band from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Incubus (IPA: /ɪŋkjubəs/) is a five-piece American alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... Lauryn Noel Hill-Marley (born May 25, 1975) is an American vocalist, singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Ken Andrews, born Kenneth Andrew Doty, is an American musician and producer, based out of Los Angeles, California. ... Nine Black Alps are an English post-grunge/indie rock quartet from Manchester. ... Sugar Ray is a rock band from Newport Beach, Orange County, California. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Wipe Out is a song written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. ... The cover photo of the Romantics self-titled 1980 debut album, featuring the band in its notorious red leather suits. ... New Radicals: James McGorman, Gregg Alexander, Stu Johnson, Sascha, Danielle Brisebois and Bradley Fernquist New Radicals were an American rock band in the late 1990s, centered around front man Gregg Alexander. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... Welcome to Paradise is a song from Green Days 1992 album Kerplunk and again on their 1994 album Dookie. ... American Idiot track listing Jesus of Suburbia (2) Holiday (3) Boulevard of Broken Dreams (4) Holiday is an alternative rock song by Green Day, released as the third single off of their seventh studio album American Idiot (2004). ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ...


Box Office Performance

The film took respectively $5.8 M in its opening day. After one weekend, the film grossed $17,640,249. As of October 7, 2007, the film has grossed $58,867,694 domestically and $50,163,292 foreignly, totaling the worldwide gross to $109,030,986. is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...


Taglines

  • In the coldest place on Earth, he's the hottest thing around.
  • The ocean just got cooler.
  • A Major "Ocean" Picture.
  • Birds Fly...Penguins Soar!
  • Makin' Waves Summer 2007

Critical reaction

Surf's Up has received positive reviews from critics, many of whom admitted to having had doubts about the film's premise.[citation needed] Some noted that in spite of it coming so soon after many movies featuring penguins (March of the Penguins, Madagascar, and Happy Feet), it was able to stand out on its own. It received 78% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes, and 82% from the Cream of the Crop on that site. This was an improvement from Open Season, Sony Pictures Animation's previous film, which received mixed reviews. March of the Penguins is an Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet, co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cream of the Crop is a 1969 album recorded by Diana Ross & the Supremes for the Motown label, the final regular Supremes studio album to feature lead singer Diana Ross. ... Open Season is a computer-animated film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Roger Allers, Jill Culton and Anthony Stacchi. ...


Promotion and merchandise

Convention Exclusives/Promo Merchandise


To promote the movie's release, surfboard wax bearing the movie's logo and a rendering of Cody was given out at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ...


McDonald's


On June 8, McDonald's issued eight Surf's Up toys in their Happy Meals for one month. Each meal came with one of the following: is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Cody figurine with a surfboard.
  • Rip Curl Cody (a tiny plastic penguin in a water globe shaped like a curl wave).
  • Lani with a surfboard.
  • Chicken Joe (a swaying bobbler on a board).
  • Geek rides a plastic "wave" on a surfboard.
  • Tank speeds on a board riding a wave.
  • Reggie (spins on a surfboard).
  • Big Z Boneyard Challenge (rectangular water tank with a floating Big Z on blue "water").

Carl's Jr.


To promote the release of the film on DVD, the "Cool Kids Combos," will include Halloween themed Trick-Or-Treat bag with Halloween inspired Surf's Up characters on either side. A two-sided puzzle is also available, as well as a figurine of the Geek, that comes with Halloween themed stickers.


Kold-To-Go Thermal Insulated Surf's Up Bags


Coldkeepers, LLC made a custom printed thermal insulated Kold-To-Go bag featuring the Surf's Up movie lead characters. The bags were sold from May to July 2007 in major grocery store chains across the nation. official site.


Build-A-Bear


Build A Bear stores are selling plush toys of the film's protagonist, Cody Maverick. Patrons can "build" their own Cody as well as dress him up in an array of surf-themed clothing and other accessories in Build A Bear workshops or purchase Cody and accessories at the official site. Build-A-Bear Workshop is a retail store where customers create their own teddy bears or other stuffed animals. ...


Air Heads Candy


There is also a tie-in with the candy Air Heads which introduces a "New Wave" flavor (pineapple) and four collectible lenticular motion surf board shaped pieces. The characters included are as follows: Airheads are a popular candy manufactured by Perfetti Van Melle in Erlanger, Kentucky. ... A lenticular lens is a single convex lens that magnifies light through a prism effect. ...

  • Cody Maverick: "An up and coming 18 year old surfer hailing from Shiverpool, Antartica, who aspires to live up to the legend of his idol, the late Big Z"
  • Lani: "The beautiful but tough penguin lifeguard of Pen Gu Island's South Beach"
  • The Geek: "A washed-up, overweight and cantankerous King Penguin who becomes Cody's mentor."
  • Chicken Joe: "Having mastered the 12-inch swells of Lake Michigan, has set his sights on the monster waves of Pen Gu Island"

It should be noted that the bios on the boards are mistaken in places. Cody is "seventeen years of age" in the film, and Geek is listed as an emperor penguin in source material.


Baskin Robbins 31 Baskin-Robbins is a global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in 1945 in Glendale, California. ...


Several special edition Surf's Up ice cream flavors were offered, including "Splish Splash" and "Penguin Swirl"


Surf's Up Little Tub Surfers


Five inch waterproof plush tub toys released by Jakks Pacific in minimal quantities to most major retailers. Five characters were produced, including Cody, Tank, Big Z, Arnold, & Chicken Joe. Each character has an attached washcloth/surfboard, but sport questionable likenesses (and in the case of Chicken Joe, entirely off model). Jakks Pacific, Inc. ...


Other Plushes


Several plushes from Nanco intended for claw machines can also be found and purchased in varying sizes (from 6 inches to 11 inches to 17 inches). Characters available: Cody, Lani, Tank, Geek, Big Z, Chicken Joe, and Reggie Belefonte.


A rare set of larger (Geek measures 15 inches) and higher quality plushes had been made available at the premiere's after party. Won either through available games, or given away with gift sets for attendees. Cody, Lani, Chicken Joe, Arnold and Geek were created and so far no plans for the dolls to be sold commercially have appeared.


DVD and Blu-ray disc release

Surf's Up was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States on October 9, 2007. It is sold in both Widescreen and Fullscreen versions. Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

  • Wal-Mart had copies of the DVD paired with an exclusive "soundtrack CD sampler" and Big Z necklace.
  • Toys R Us had select copies of the DVD with a "Create your own surfboard kit" item.
  • Best Buy sold a box set that included the DVD and four character figurines. Cody, Lani, Chicken Joe, and Geek stand about three to four inches and have rolling "surfboards."

Trivia

  • Cody's name is a reference to Mavericks, a famous surfing spot.
  • This is the second animated film to feature Jeff Bridges in 25 years, the first was The Last Unicorn.
  • The dialogue was recorded with the actors together in the booth, unlike most animated films where they are recorded independently. The voice-actors were also encouraged to ad-lib their scenes where appropriate.
  • At the beginning of the movie, Cody is asked if he has any "other skills besides surfing?" He responds, "Like what? Like singing and dancing?" This is a reference to Happy Feet, another animated feature film with penguins.
  • SPEN is a parody of ESPN.
  • Big Z/Geek is depicted as having black feet in the film, whereas in nearly all printed or promotional material he is depicted with orange feet. It is unknown if the coloration was a last minute change for the film.
  • The character Tank Evans has two different colored iris. One blue, one brown, in a possible reference to actress Kate Bosworth.
  • Other prominate surfers are shown throughout the film as part of the Pen Gu contest. Those surfers are Renato Mendes (Brazil), Rory Nubbins (Australia), and Tatsuhi Kobayashi (Japan). Real-life surfers Kelly Slater and Rob Machado appear as and provide voices for their penguin counterparts.
  • Originally S.P.E.N. was to have on-screen announcers in the shape of a walrus named Chunk, and a seal named Rock. They were replaced in the film when Kelly Slater and Rob Machado signed on. The characters can still be found in the Surf's Up video games.
  • A black and white photograph of Big Z is shown in Cody's telling of the history of surfing. The text in the corner reads: "Surfing for me, it's something that's completely unstructured. It's the rhythm of the world. It's the physical connection to the Universe." -Zeke Topanga
  • Surf's Up is also the title of an episode of Even Stevens, which Shia LaBeouf also stars in.
  • The character of "The Geek" AKA Big Z, is a limited parody of Jeff Bridges character, "The Dude" in The Big Lebowski.
  • In the first showing of SPEN sports, they say and now to dodgeball, in reference to Dodgeball the movie and it's ESPN 8: the Ocho.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Mavericks or Mavericks is a world-famous surfing location in Northern California. ... The Last Unicorn is a 1982 fantasy film, based on the novel written by Peter S. Beagle, and adapted by him for the screenplay. ... Happy Feet is an Academy Award-winning Australian-produced 2006 computer-animated comedy-drama film, directed and co-written by George Miller. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Even Stevens is an American comedy television program which originally aired on Disney Channel. ... Shia Saide LaBeouf[1] (pronounced SHY-uh luh-BUFF, IPA: [2]; born June 11, 1986) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning[3] American actor and comedian. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of a burned out, unemployed California slacker after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ... For the 2004 film, see Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. ...

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised alphabetically under the year of release (the year during which the completed film was first released to the public). ... A computer-animated film commonly refers to feature films that have been computer-animated to appear three dimensional on a movie screen. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean...

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