According to the official announcement, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is distributing the film and WWE Studios is providing marketing support. Commenting on WWE Studios’ involvement, Michael Luisi said, “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.”
And Sony Pictures Animation President Kristine Belson said, “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.”
The voice cast of the animated Surf’s Up 2 will include The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige, and Mr. McMahon. Story artist Henry Yu is making his feature film directorial debut with Surf’s Up 2 and Lottery Ticket‘s Abdul Williams is writing the script. Michelle Wong (Hotel Transylvania 2) is producing and the computer animation will be handled by Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
The Plot: Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5 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.