Rio (movie)

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Directed byCarlos Saldanha
Screenplay byDon Rhymer
Joshua Sternin
Jeffrey Ventimilia
Sam Harper
Story byCarlos Saldanha
Earl Richey Jones
Todd Jones
Produced byBruce Anderson
John C. Donkin
StarringJesse Eisenberg
Anne Hathaway
George Lopez
Jemaine Clement
Leslie Mann
Jamie Foxx
CinematographyRenato Falcão
Edited byHarry Hitner
Music byJohn Powell
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22) (World premiere)[1]
  • April 15, 2011 (2011-04-15) (North America)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$90 million[2]

Rio, originally called Rio: The Movie, is a 2011 computer-animated comedy movie that was produced by Chris Jenkins and Bruce Anderson and was directed by Carlos Saldanha. Rio was released on April 8, 2011, in Brazil and on April 15, 2011, in North America. A sequel, titled Rio 2, was released on April 11, 2014.

Plot[change | change source]

Rio tells about the life of a blue macaw named Blu. He is trapped in a jungle near Rio de Janeiro when he was just a baby, and brought to the United States. Then Linda, an American, always takes care of him, until one day Tulio advises Blu that he is the last of his species, and he has to return to Brazil to meet Jewel, a female of his kind. The two macaws and several friends try to have Blu and Jewel fall in love so their species will survive, while they overcome some obstacles such as bird smugglers and the fact that Blu can not fly until the end of the movie. However, in the end, Blu can fly and rescues Jewel from falling from a plane.

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Animated 3D film 'Rio' premieres in Brazil favela". The Independent. UK. March 26, 2011. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  2. Kaufman, Amy (April 14, 2011). "Movie Projector: 'Rio' should stifle 'Scream 4'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 3, 2011.

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