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Rio (2011)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  15 April 2011 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Disher ...
Mother Bird (voice)
Jason Fricchione ...
Truck Driver (voice)
Sofia Scarpa Saldanha ...
Young Linda (voice)
Linda (voice)
Blu (voice)
Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace ...
Dr. Barbosa (voice)
Nico (voice)
Pedro (voice) (as will.i.am)
Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
Jewel (voice)
Sylvio / Kipo (voice)


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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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

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Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,515,853 (UK) (8 April 2011)


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

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Did You Know?


When Blu, Jewel, and the rest of the gang fight the monkeys, there is a picture of Red the angry bird. When Raphael the toucan hits a monkey with his beak, the bird appears on the box. See more »


When Tulio visits Linda in Minnesota, there are two blue pens or pencils on the table. When Tulio throws Blu, the two pens or pencils have disappeared. See more »


Blu: [as he looks down the edge of a cliff] I've changed my mind! Yeah. Uh, maybe we could find a... a bus schedule or something?
Rafael: Come on! You're not gonna back out now, Not in front of the lady!
Blu: Uh... huh! Okay, yeah. Yeah, yeah, sure.
Rafael: All right! That's the spirit!
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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 »


References Fargo (1996) See more »


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Written and Performed by Will.i.am
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User Reviews

Watch out for Colours, Music& Samba.
9 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Why to watch: Watch out for Colours, Music& Samba.It's all about Rio, Brazil. Its really awesome. Importantly, animated movie with so much of colours & music, (though it-colour part was there in UP) but in Rio it feels like you are there in the Natural Beauty.

-Negative points: 1. Predictable story or rather regular story. 2. Not so humorous.

Screen Play: Movie surely doesn't make you bore, story goes smoothly.

For whom: Family & romantic people !!!

3D Effects: Impressive.Actually, Same as Megamind & other animated movies, but so much of colours makes it more impressive

Ratings: 7.5/10

Personal opinion:Must watch :8/10

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