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.
“Rio,” the 3-D animation feature from the makers of the “Ice Age” films, is set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil. The comedy adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another – and that she’s a she – she leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. But it’s far from love at first sight between the domesticated and afraid to fly Blu and the fiercely independent, high flying female, Jewel. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life’s many wonders. Rio brings together a menagerie of vivid characters, a heart warming story, colorful backdrops, energizing Latin and contemporary music, and family friendly song and dance.