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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)
... Linda (voice)
... Bookstore Customer / Lady Tourist (voice)
... Blu (voice)
... Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
... Alice (The Other Goose) (voice)
... Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace ... Dr. Barbosa (voice)
... Nico (voice)
... Pedro (voice) (as will.i.am)
... Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
... Jewel (voice)
... 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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The bird who never learned to fly will discover a place he can soar. See more »


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Also Known As:

Rio: The Movie  »

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

Goofs

When Blu is standing on the makeshift light runway preparing an attempt to fly, the section of wire at the end of the runway is shown draped and absent of lights, but as he runs the wire changes, it is no longer draped and has no gap in the lights. See more »

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Blu: So, uh... how far is this Luiz?
Rafael: Not far. Thirty minutes as the crow flies.
Blu: Uh... and how long as the macaw walks?
Jewel: Bobo here can't fly.
Rafael: But... but he's a bird!
Blu: Not all birds fly. There are ostriches.
Jewel: You are not an ostrich!
Blu: Well, not technically, but...
Rafael: Wait, wait, wait! My friends, I wanna help, but to walk the whole way, it... it... it can't be done!
[he suddenly notices his kids clambering around his wife asking after him]
[...]
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Written, Performed, and Produced by Mikael Mutti
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There is something missing in Rio
21 May 2011 | by 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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