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Awesome animation

by Abey on 7/8/2011

A lot of funny characters, great movie for the whole family, great animation work. Makes you feel like a kid when you watch this one. I loved very much

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love it

by lindsay on 8/19/2013

This movie is so cute me and my daughter can't wait til the 2nd movie comes out.

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Product Overview

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 this bird of his dreams.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 222361952
UPC 024543714903
UPC 14 00024543714903
Format DVD
Release Date 3/3/2015
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Kids Adventure
Editors Note
Note A misfit macaw named Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) heads to Rio de Janeiro, embarks on a magnificent journey, and makes some loyal new friends in this animated adventure for the entire family. Domesticated from the time he was just a hatchling, Blu traded a life in the clouds for a contented existence in Moose Lake with his doting owner, Linda (Leslie Mann). They live under the impression that Blu is the last of his kind, but upon receiving word that a female macaw named Jewel (Anne Hathaway) has been discovered in Rio de Janeiro, Linda and Blu set their sights on South America on a mission to replenish the species. Shortly after their arrival in the Brazilian capitol, however, the two rare birds fall victim to a gang of greedy animal smugglers intent on making a mint by selling Blu and Jewel to the highest bidder. But the headstrong Jewel isn't about to be locked in a cage and put on display, so when the opportunity arises she stages a daring escape with the help of some wisecracking local birds, and takes her new friend Blu along for the ride. With the bumbling birdnappers fast closing in, Blu realizes that his only hope for making a clean getaway and reuniting with Linda is to finally summon the courage he needs to take flight. RIO also features the voices of Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, and
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[RIO] flies high on comedy, heart and great music....It's perfect family fodder with a sterling voice cast..." 04/11/2011 ,"The opening, set in a Brazilian rainforest, is a floor-show extravaganza: All manner of winged creatures in unreal colors -- the flaming orange of Mercurochrome, the outer-space blue of artificially colored popsicles -- dip and sweep among the trees." 04/14/2011
Los Angeles Times "Though the colors are primary color fabulous, the real trick is in the character design and movement, unerringly naturalistic in that splashy cartoon way..." 04/15/2011
Wall Street Journal "Seldom has a film been so endearingly besotted by the possibilities of flying....Watching RIO means living happily in the moment." 04/15/2011
USA Today "It captures the lush beauty, musical rhythms and energy of Rio de Janeiro with a deft blend of vibrant visuals and spunky charm." 04/15/2011
New York Times "[T]his animated feature effort is a significant step the richness of its cast, the exuberance of its music and the vibrance of its palette." 04/14/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "As colourful as its heroes' lovely plumage and with some pleasing aerial set-pieces..." 06/01/2011
Sight and Sound "[With] sunny panache and colourful detail....The macaws are a pleasant comedy twosome..." 06/01/2011
Cast & Crew
Carlos Saldanha - Story
Lora Hirschberg - Sound Re-Recording
Gwendolyn Yates-Whittle - Sound Re-Recording
Gary Rizzo - Sound Re-Recording
Earl Richey Jones - Story
David Esneault - Production Manager/UPM
Galen Tan Chu - Animation Supervisor
Jason Sadler - Character Design
Sang Jun Lee - Character Design
Sergio Pablos - Character Design
Todd R. Jones - Story
Elvira Pinkhas - Special Effects Supervisor
Jamie Foxx - Voice
George Lopez - Voice
Jane Lynch - Voice
Leslie Mann - Voice
Francisco Ramos - Voice
Wanda Sykes - Voice
Judah Friedlander - Voice
Anne Hathaway - Voice
Rodrigo Santoro - Voice
Tracy Morgan - Voice
Jeff Garcia - Voice
Carlos Saldanha - Voice
Jesse Eisenberg - Voice
Karen Disher - Voice
Carlos Ponce - Voice
Tim Nordquist - Voice
Tom Wilson - Voice
Jake T. Austin - Voice
Jemaine Clement - Voice
Will.I.Am - Voice
Jason Fricchione - Voice
Kelly Keaton - Voice
Cindy Slattery - Voice
Bebel Gilberto - Voice
Sofia Scarpa Saldanha - Voice
Bernardo Depaula - Voice
Davi Vieira - Voice
Gracinha Leporace - Voice
Phil Miler - Voice
Renato D'Angelo - Voice
Justine Warwick - Voice
Miriam Wallen - Voice
Carlos deOliveira - Co-Star
Sergio Mendes - Voice
Ester Dean - Voice
Sam Harper - Screenwriter
Don Rhymer - Screenwriter
Randy Thom - Sound Re-Recording
Tom Carlson - Music Editor
Renato Falcão - Director of Photography
John Powell - Composer
Josh Sternin - Screenwriter
Jeff Ventimilia - Screenwriter
Carlos Saldanha - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00024543714903
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 96 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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