RIO (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Rio—one of the best animated films since Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age movies—shows how dialogue, animation, voice casting, timing, storyline, and musical score all work together to produce this wonderful, fresh entertainment piece that will increase in value through the years. A dazzling kaleidoscope of vibrant color and rhythm of motion tie every scene together flawlessly to beguile audiences of all ages to wish deeply that the story will never end. Listen for the singing talents of Jamie Foxx and Will.I.Am  and listen to some outstanding whistling in the song "Fly Love". The voicing for the Blue Macaws as done by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway is great. Listen for George Lopez’ voice as the Toucan.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The last male and female of a bird species go through a series of adventures before developing a friendship.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Carlos Saldanha for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Chris Wedge for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mother Bird (Voice of Karen Disher), Truck Driver (Voice of Jason Fricchione), Young Linda (Voice of Leslie Mann), Bookstore Customer (Kelly Keaton), Blu (Voice of Jesse Eisenberg), Chloe (Voice of Wanda Sykes), Alice (Voice of Jane Lynch), Tulio (Voice of Rodrigo Santoro), Dr. Barbosa (Voice of Gracinba Leporace), and Nico (Voice of Jamie Foxx).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is a child/adult share that you don’t want to miss. It’s a great addition to the family home library.  Thank you to all involved in its production.

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