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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)
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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)

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£1,515,853 (UK) (8 April 2011)

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

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 »

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 »

Quotes

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 »

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Say You, Say Me
Written, Performed, and Courtesy of Lionel Richie
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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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