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When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Disher ...
Mother Bird (voice)
Jason Fricchione ...
Truck Driver (voice)
Sofia Scarpa Saldanha ...
Young Linda (voice)
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Linda (voice)
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Blu (voice)
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Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
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Alice (The Other Goose) (voice)
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Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace ...
Dr. Barbosa (voice)
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Nico (voice)
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Pedro (voice) (as will.i.am)
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Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
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Jewel (voice)
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Sylvio / Kipo (voice)
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In Rio de Janeiro, baby macaw, Blu, is captured by dealers and smuggled to the USA. While driving through Moose Lake, Minnesota, the truck that is transporting Blu accidentally drops Blu's box on the road. A girl, Linda, finds the bird and raises him with love. Fifteen years later, Blu is a domesticated and intelligent bird that does not fly and lives a comfortable life with bookshop owner Linda. Out of the blue, clumsy Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio, visits Linda and explains that Blu is the last male of his species, and he has a female called Jewel in Rio de Janeiro. He invites Linda to bring Blu to Rio so that he and Jewel can save their species. Linda travels with Blu and Tulio to Rio de Janeiro and they leave Blu and Jewel in a large cage in the institute where Tulio works. While they are having dinner, smugglers break into the institute and steal Blu and Jewel to sell them. Linda and Tulio look everywhere for Blu, who is chained to Jewel and hidden in a slum. Meanwhile, Jewel ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,225,962 (USA) (15 April 2011)

Gross:

$143,618,384 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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Nico's type of bird is a canary See more »

Goofs

When the bird sanctuary guard rips off his clothes and begins dancing, his wrists are bare, but when he is giving his report to the police officer, he has fluffy straps around his wrists, matching the ones he has on his ankles. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: [Linda and Tulio watch as Sylvio gets questioned by a police officer] So let me get this straight? You were attacked by a little white bird?
Sylvio: Yes! With this rag!
[he holds up a small white rag]
Sylvio: He held it to my mouth, like... like this!
[he holds the rag against his mouth, takes a breath and faints to the ground; the police officer catches the rag, takes a sniff of it and also faints]
Linda: We're doomed.
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The initial set of credits is accompanied by a reprise of "Real in Rio" from the main cast. It is then followed by a scene of a featherless Nigel being photographed by Mauro. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) See more »

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Sapo Cai
Music by Sergio Mendes & Carlinhos Brown
Arranged by John Powell
Lyrics by Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, and Mikael Mutti
Performed by Carlinhos Brown and Mikael Mutti
Produced by Sergio Mendes, John Powell, Carlinhos Brown, and Mikael Mutti
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Rio (2011)
13 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bright colors aside, I found little to truly enjoy about this movie. Rio centers upon a bird that must have a lot of sex to bring his species back from extinction. But he's a house pet and his suggested mate is wild. He is pampered and nervous, and she's a bird of the world. How will these two ever get along? They are joined by a wild and crazy cast (annoying), of comedic (loud) animals. I wasn't engaged by the plot, I didn't laugh at the jokes, and the only highlight was Jermaine Clement, who obviously got a chance to do some of his own stuff with his highlight song. Any movie with George Lopez and Tracy Morgan should come with a warning attached to it.


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