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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)
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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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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,515,853 (UK) (10 April 2011)

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$143,619,809 (USA)
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Trivia

During Rafael's first on-screen appearance, he starts addressing a few of his children by their names Manoela and Sofia. These names happen to belong to Carlos Saldanha's real-life kids. See more »

Goofs

Linda serves Blu a cup of hot chocolate at the beginning of the film. Chocolate is toxic to Macaws. See more »

Quotes

Jewel: You're sure you're up for this?
Blu: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, well it's not like we're just hurling ourselves off a mountain or something, right?
Rafael: Actually, that was pretty much my entire plan.
Blu: What?
Rafael: No. Don't worry, Blu. It's in your DNA. And if our featherless friends can do it, how hard can it be?
[just then a human tourist hand gliding off the cliff shouts out for help]
Man on glider: Mommy!
Blu: Fun, right?
Blu: Yeah. Fun.
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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 »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) See more »

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Take You to Rio
Written by Ester Dean, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, and Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Erik Hermansen)
Performed by Ester Dean
Produced by StarGate for 45th & 3rd Music LLC
Executive Producers: Tim Blacksmith and Danny D.
Ester Dean performs courtesy of Zone 4 / Interscope Records
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Colors and Flying
7 April 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The main plot of "Rio", an endangered bird doesn't know how to fly. It sounds a bit predictable and this plot was already used by many movies. But the core of this film is showing the beautiful place of Rio De Janeiro. The filmmaking was great. Colorful visuals, often hilarious, and decent directing.

There is nothing wrong with the voice acting. The main cast, Jesse Eisenber and Anne Hathaway are like the bird versions of them. Jemaine Clement really made his character evil. The rest of the cast, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx and George Lopez adds more fun to the movie. I just wish Tracy Morgan's character Luiz had more scenes.

The visuals are colorful and very spectacular. It really shows how beautiful Rio De Janeiro is. The flying sequence is indeed breathtaking even if it's in 2D. The problem of the movie is it's not so compelling. The ending seems rushed. We will all know what's gonna happened to this flightless bird. Although the movie has a big heart. The movie is often funny of course.

Overall it's a fun experience. "Rio" is not like Pixar but it's still enjoyable for the whole family. After watching all of those awful recent blockbusters, I think "Rio" is the best movie I've seen this year so far. It could be the studio's best movie yet.


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