Oscar-nominated animation Surf’s Up is getting a sequel called WaveMania, voiced by WWE superstars.
In a pretty unexpected partnership, WWE Studios is helping out the Sony film, presumably to boost its increasingly young audience.
The superstars will voice characters that resemble them, my absolute favourite being a Vince McMahon sea lion.
Here’s the synopsis for Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, as per ComingSoon:
‘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.’
WWE Studios is becoming pretty prolific, having released six films in 2015.
“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.
“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,” added Kristine Belson, President, Sony Pictures Animation.
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