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June 24 Update: Sony Pictures has released their 2017 movie release schedule, which includes a collaboration with WWE Studios.
The animated movie “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania” is scheduled for release in Spring 2017 (perhaps around the time of WrestleMania).
The project includes voice cast members John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Mr. McMahon, and Paige.
The description notes the WWE crew is part of “an an infamous big wave riding crew of penguins known as ‘The Hang 5,’ which Cody Maverick convinces to let him join on their journey to a mysterious surf spot where legend has it they’ll find the biggest waves in the world.”
March 1 Report
WWE Studios has formed a big movie deal with Sony Pictures Animation for a new animated movie due out in 2017.
The two companies are working on “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania” featuring top WWE characters as surfing penguins.
The family-driven animated movie features The Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, Mr. McMahon, and Paige as animated penguins on a new adventure led by the character Cody Maverick.
“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 WWE Studios president Michael Luisi.
WWE Studios and Sony Animation are co-financing and co-producing the movie. Both will market the movie when released in 2017, marking the ten-year anniversary of the original movie.