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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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Carlos Saldanha

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Disher Karen Disher ... Mother Bird (voice)
Jason Fricchione Jason Fricchione ... Truck Driver (voice)
Sofia Scarpa Saldanha Sofia Scarpa Saldanha ... Young Linda (voice)
Leslie Mann ... Linda (voice)
Kelly Keaton ... Bookstore Customer / Lady Tourist (voice)
Jesse Eisenberg ... Blu (voice)
Wanda Sykes ... Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Alice (The Other Goose) (voice)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace Gracinha Leporace ... Dr. Barbosa (voice)
Jamie Foxx ... Nico (voice)
Will.i.am ... Pedro (voice) (as will.i.am)
Phil Miler ... Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
Anne Hathaway ... Jewel (voice)
Bernardo De Paula ... Sylvio / Kipo (voice) (as Bernardo de Paula)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Brazil

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rio: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Glover were considered for the role of Luiz. 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

Linda: Um. Look, I know you're doing your job, but I can't... well, Blu is very particular. And we have our little routine here. And we're not big on travel. Heck, he doesn't even fly!
Tulio: But of course he can fly.
[takes Blu and inspects him]
Tulio: He's a perfect specimen.
Linda: Uh... what you are doing?
Tulio: Don't worry, their natural instincts always tell them to fly.
[he lets Blu go so that he will fly]
Linda: Wait! Wait! Wait! No! No!
[Blu crashes on to the ground]
Tulio: Well, almost always.
[...]
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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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Watch out for Colours, Music& Samba.
9 April 2011 | by phadvijayanandSee 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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