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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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Also Known As:

Rio: The Movie  »

Box Office

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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The user name on Linda's computer is "Bluebird". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jewel: Incredible! You would rather be with a... a... a human than with your own kind!
Blu: Well, that human has given me love and affection for the past fifteen years, whereas my own kind tries to strangle me after fifteen seconds.
Jewel: Yeah, well, because of them, I've lost everything. You can't trust them!
Blu: Of course you can trust humans!
[he hears Jewel make a noise]
Blu: Jewel? Jewel?
[he sees a man hover over him]
Blu: Oh! Hi there.
[the man puts a bag over Blu's head]
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At the end of the credits, two blue feathers are formed by the abstract shapes. See more »

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Spoofs Die Hard (1988) 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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Just an ad for Rio tourism...
10 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's just one long ad for Rio, that you have to pay to see! There has to be some sort of funding provided by the Rio tourism board, otherwise Fox did a hell of a job of promoting.

It's not really all that funny, I felt like I was being sold something. We didn't like it at all I'm sorry to say, I had hopes of watching a cute movie with the wife.

Did anyone else feel like this? We can't be the only ones, no one else we know saw the film and probably won't after we told them about it.

I thought a few parts of it was nice, hence the 2 star rating instead of a 1 which it would otherwise receive. It is probably a good movie for kids because they won't realize the ad they are being shown and it is pretty colorful with a lot of music and some action.


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