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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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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 USA:

$39,225,962, 17 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,619,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$487,519,809
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Trivia

Blue Sky Studios' 6th feature film. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, during the first performance of 'Real in Rio' the yellow Macaw that baby Blu looks to has three chicks. She only throws two out of the nest then flies away with the newly flying chicks, leaving the third one in the nest. See more »

Quotes

Lead Marmoset: [from trailer] You two are coming with me.
Jewel: In your little monkey dreams.
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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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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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Fun, but didn't quite hit the mark...
1 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

A film clearly made for 3D (I saw it in 2D) and so the animation is very well done with pin sharp images. I can't say the film was groundbreaking at all, but I guess the filmmakers were happy enough as I see a sequel is already in the pipeline.

Although I found it a little formulaic and a tad too predictable I found I did engage with the characters eventually. To be honest, I found the human characters more interesting than the animals. The songs were not to my taste, but I will say they fitted the mood of the piece pretty well. I guess at the end of the day the film will be entertaining enough for the younger audience but I can't see it being stuck in the DVD player too many times.

My score: 6.4/10

IMDb Score: 7.0/10 (based on 58,702 votes at the time of going to press).

MetaScore: 63/100: (Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com at the time of going to press).

Rotten Tomatoes 'Tomatometer' Score: 72/100 (based on 141 reviews counted at the time of going to press).

Rotten Tomatoes 'Audience' Score: 72/100 'Liked It' (based on 73,872 user ratings counted at the time of going to press).

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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