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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

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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Taglines:

1 out of every 8 Americans is afraid of flying. Most of them don't have feathers. See more »


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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

Gross USA:

$143,619,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$487,519,809
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson were considered for the role of Rafael. See more »

Goofs

Sulphur crested cockatoos are native only to Australia an neighboring islands, and there is no similar South American species. However Nigel is a house pet and it is plausible that the smugglers have operated in other continents. See more »

Quotes

Rafael: Okay, I need you two to get closer.
[Blu and Jewel move an inch closer together]
Rafael: Closer!
[they move another inch closer]
Rafael: Closer!
[they move closer, standing side by side]
Rafael: Nice! Now put your wings around each other.
Blu: What?
Rafael: Come on, amigo! It's not like she's gonna bite! Will you?
Jewel: We'll see.
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Crazy Credits

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Jamie Foxx performs courtesy of J Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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Predictable but well done
25 April 2011 | by LBWoodSee all my reviews

We saw this in 2D, on a digital projection system. While the movie is an hour and 36 minutes, it felt longer to me. I guess it's because there was nothing new about this, it was all pretty predictable. I even dozed off for a few minutes part way through.

Now, on the positive side, the movie's colors are rich and vibrant. The animation quality is simply amazing; some of the wide scenic shots looked almost real. The music is a lot of fun and there are some good laughs, especially in the latter half of the film. My 10-year old son was glued to the screen; even asked us when it was over which was our favorite scene(s). Overall, it's a good film. I'd say take the kids and go have some fun.


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