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


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$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

Linda and Blu live in Moose Lake, which is an actual small town in northern Minnesota. 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: [after Blu and Jewel have landed on top of a hand glider's wings] All right, Blu! You're flying! Sort of. Not really. But do you feel it?
Blu: Yes! I do feel it.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, two blue feathers are formed by the abstract shapes. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.13 (2011) See more »

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Whoomp! There It Is
Written by Stephen Gibson and Cecil Glenn
Performed by Tag Team
Courtesy of DM Records, Inc.
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Adventures of Bird Blu!
11 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

It's story of how love compels to break comfort zone and discover our new self. Visually stunning Rio is brilliant stroke of writers to add magic to adventures and love tale of endangered bird "Blu". Story wouldn't have been same with Samba, carnival, beaches, mountain views, Tram buses if it was not Rio.

The whole story revolves around Tamed Blu and wild Jewel. Jesse Eisenber and Anne Hathaway did their best voice acting. Apart from Blu and Jewel there are plenty of characters which build story effectively and added plenty of rib tickling moments.

Even though story is simple and very much predictable with obvious ending, still story survives to tell a tale of love despite differences. Brilliant animation in 3d will take you on Journey of adventure and fun!

A must watch for its animation!


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