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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 the bird of his dreams.

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Mother Bird (voice)
Jason Fricchione ...
Truck Driver (voice)
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Young Linda (voice)
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Blu (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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Rio: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,515,853 (UK) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

$143,618,384 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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Trivia

Nico (the yellow bird) is a canary. See more »

Goofs

When Nico and Pedro are singing 'Hot Wings' at the club, in the introduction of the song, Nico can be heard saying 'My Life', but neither Nico or Pedro's lips move. See more »

Quotes

Jewel: Are you ready?
Blu: For what?
[he suddenly thinks she's referring to them mating]
Blu: Oh! Oh! Wow! Uuh! Okay.
[to himself]
Blu: Confidence. Crazy love hawk!
[he goes towards her]
Jewel: Alright.
[Blu tries to kiss Jewel]
Jewel: Woah! Hey!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Girl From Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes (as Vinicius De Moraes), and Norman Gimbel
Performed by George Lopez (uncredited) and Bebel Gilberto (uncredited)
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There is something missing in Rio
21 May 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a blue macaw who is brought to Rio de Janeiro for mating. Things go wrong when some bandits steal the birds for the black market.

"Rio" is set in the exotic Brazil, amidst the world famous carnival. However, the film does not capture the same uplifting spirit. The plot is tiring and boring, with little to arouse or maintain viewers' interests. There is only enough excitement for young kids, but little for adults to enjoy. Sure, the visuals are very good, with great colours and smooth animation. The aerial scenes of Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking, but the visuals alone are not enough to make "Rio" a success. There is something missing in "Rio", and I got bored by it.


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