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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)
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Truck Driver (voice)
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Young Linda (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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,515,853 (UK) (8 April 2011)

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

The creation of Angry Birds Rio (2011) marked the first time that an existing game was specifically adapted to accommodate the release of a film. See more »

Goofs

Flight is instinctive to a macaw, and a macaw is going to take off in fear if it sees one of the commonplace predators of Minnesota, feline or canine, likely to make a meal of such a bird should one ever find its way into the bookstore. See more »

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Blu: Natural instincts. There's nothing natural about being thrown halfway across a room. Well, I'll show him.
[reading a book about flying]
Blu: I can do this. I just have to work out the physics. I have quadrated my vector angles. I have adjusted for wind shear. Positive reinforcement. Good. Okay. Let's see. Flaps open.
[opens his wings]
Blu: Perfect. Landing gear.
[wiggles his claws]
Blu: Check. Tail flaps.
[flaps his tail]
Blu: Operational. And actually... not bad.
[as he prepares to fly for the first time]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, two blue feathers are formed by the abstract shapes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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