Surf's Up 2: WaveMania is a 2017 American direct-to-video 3D computer-animated mockumentary comedy film directed by Henry Yu. It is a sequel to the 2007 film, Surf's Up. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios, the film was released on January 17, 2017 on DVD and digital media.
Jeremy Shada and Melissa Sturm voice Cody Maverick and Lani Aliikai respectively. Two of the supporting cast reprised their voice roles.
Cody Maverick, Chicken Joe,Tank and Lani Aliikai team up with The Hang 5 in a journey to a mysterious surf spot.
- Jeremy Shada as Cody Maverick, a rockhopper penguin and the main protagonist. Shada replaces Shia LaBeouf from the first film
- Melissa Sturm as Lani Aliikai, a gentoo penguin and Cody's wife. Sturm replaces Zooey Deschanel from the first film
- Jon Heder as Chicken Joe, a chicken and Cody's teammate
- Diedrich Bader as Tank "The Shredder" Evans, a gentoo penguin and Cody's rival and the main antagonist.
- John Cena as J.C.
- The Undertaker as Undertaker
- Triple H as Hunter
- Paige as Paige
- Vince McMahon as Mr. McMahon
- Michael Cole as a Seagull
- Zoe Lulu as Kate
- Declan Carter as Arnold
- James Patrick Stuart as an Interviewer and Announcer
Since the release of the original, Mario Cantone, Jon Heder and Shia LaBeouf from the film have mentioned the possibility of a sequel several times. On March 1, 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that it had partnered with WWE Studios for a Surf's Up sequel. Henry Yu was hired as the director of the film, making this his directorial debut while Abdul Williams was tapped to write the screenplay. The film is animated by Rainmaker Entertainment.
The project was initiated by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which enquired Sony for a possible project that would help expand their brand and reach a new generation of audiences. According to Yu, WWE thought that Surf's Up had "a really fun vibe. It's really light-hearted. It's got a lot of goofy, cartoony fun." He also remarked that the film is "about surfing – it's about sports. So we thought it was a natural fit." All character designs had to be approved by WWE.