Rio

Production year: 2011

Family/Animation G   Running time: 1:39

IMDB rating:   7.0     Aspect: 4:3, Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

A classic tale of self-discovery, romance, and adventure, Rio is the story of Blu, a flightless macaw who was taken from the forests of Rio de Janeiro as a young bird and raised by a kind girl in a small Minnesota town. When an ornithologist comes to town and informs Blu's now-grown owner Linda that Blu is the last male of his species, Blu and Linda return to Rio so that Blu can mate with a feisty female named Jewel. Thus begins an adventure in which Blu encounters everything from the complexities of courtship and love, to thugs involved in an exotic animal theft ring, strange new friendships--including one with an overly friendly slobbering bulldog--and a crazy ride through a Carnaval parade. Blu and Linda both mature as a result of their journey in Rio, and love ensures that life will never be quite the same for either ever again. The animation in Rio is quite impressive, the characters are endearing, the Brazilian music is very appealing, and the star-studded voice cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will i Am, Wanda Sykes, Jane Lynch, George Lopez, and Jamie Foxx. While the story doesn't really offer anything new--instead playing much like a rehashing of some of the major plot points from movies like Madagascar, Finding Nemo, and Babe--that doesn't mean the film isn't perfectly entertaining for both kids and adults.

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Features

Deleted/extended scenes
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries

Special features

Explore The World Of Rio
Saving The Species: One Voice At A Tim
The Making Of Hot Wings
Boom-Boom Tish-Tish: The Sounds Of Rio
Carnival Dance-O-Rama
Welcome To Rio Music Video
Taio Cruz - Telling The World Music Video
Rio de JAM-eiro Jukebox
Postcards From Rio
The Real Rio
Access to the Rio
Coloring with Blu App
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