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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:

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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rio: The Movie See more »

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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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Pedro is a red-crested cardinal. See more »

Goofs

When the bird sanctuary guard rips off his clothes and begins dancing, his wrists are bare, but when he is giving his report to the police officer, he has fluffy straps around his wrists, matching the ones he has on his ankles. See more »

Quotes

Nico: Hey, Ralfie! If it isn't the king of carnival!
Rafael: Nico! Pedro! What up, family?
Pedro: Where you been hidin' yourself, bird?
Nico: Man, I thought you were dead!
Pedro: Hold up! Rewind!
[going towards Blu]
Pedro: Ain't that the bird from the cage?
Nico: I think our love lessons went down smooth.
Pedro: You work fast!
Nico: Baby got big!
[...]
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Lyrics by Siedah Garrett
Performed by Jamie Foxx
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Two birds of a feather
1 August 2011 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

The story starts as a number of birds is caught in the middle of the Brazilian rain forest. One of them is a blue parrot, and as it turns out, a very special one. Years later the wheels of fate have taken him into the loving hands of a woman that treats him very well, maybe a little too well. Fate is again turning on him and his presence is needed in Rio.

And that's where this very colourful animation film really starts rolling. He quickly meets a number of friends and a necessary number of enemies and the rest of the story unfolds at a pleasantly quick pace.

Animation wise this one is nice, but not more than nice. The colour scheme is just great, spot on for the type of film, but action wise it's too much of a kids film - there's too little fun stuff hidden under the surface to keep the adults happy.

Story wise it's a little too rich on clichés and the easy turns and tangles. It's not bad but it's not great. All in all, it works great on the children, and works OK on their parents/guardians.

7 out of 10 feathers in a ruffle


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