RIO Flys into Theaters April 15

Gone are the days where children are the only people who enjoy the brilliant colors, one-liners, and silly adventures scripted in movies featuring funny, little characters. The animation world is what it's all about and frankly, I can't get enough of these films.

20th Century Fox has an upcoming animated 3D release'Rio', starring the voice talent of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and more. The clip below features Jamie Foxx and recording the song “Hot Wings” and also features some clips from the making of the film.


From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series comes RIO, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street smart Jewel, and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes. Now, with his new friends by his side, Blu will have to find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail, and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.


Genre: 3-D Digital Animation – Comedy
Release: April 15, 2011
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Screenplay by: Don Rhymer and Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia and Sam Harper; Story by: Carlos Saldanha and Earl Richey Jones & Todd Jones
Producer: Bruce Anderson
Voice cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez,, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jamie Foxx. Jake T. Austin

Keep an eye out for 'Rio' to hit a theater near you. Also, be sure to look for a giveaway of the movie's soundtrack in a few weeks right here on Mommy 2K.

Are you ready for 'Rio'? I am.

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of the movie soundtrack thanks to Big Honcho Media. The views and opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect those of the sponsor. 

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