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At a glance

Rio 2 (2014) is a 3D musical, comedy-adventure animated feature from Blue Sky Studios, directed by Carlos Saldanha. It is the first sequel of the successful Rio (2011) film.

Rio 2 Trailer

Rio 2 Synopsis

Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, Blu, Jewel and their three kids leaves their domesticated life in the magical city into the wilds of the Amazon for a family reunion. Out of his element in a land he doesn't know, Blu must face his most fearsome adversary - his father in law - while evading Nigel's fiendish plans for revenge.

Rio 2 Review

Rio 2 (2014) is fun, adorable and entertaining. It works as a sequel as it follows up the life of Blu and Jewel after the first film. Sadly, in general it is much inferior compared to its first film in terms of concept and story line as it is not as meaningful or as adventurous as its predecessor.

Rio (2011) is one of my top favorite animated feature so I had extra high expectations in various aspects. Nonetheless, the film has assembled menagerie of wild characters which are voiced by amazing voice casts in addition to its top notch visuals and depictions of animals' lives and cultures so this film actually does not disappoint!

Gems of the forest
Gems of the forest

PS. This would be the last animated feature entry for Blue Sky Studios for this year! Now we wait for the release of Peanuts (2015) and Ice Age 5 (2016)! ;)

Who will like this?

Rio film series fans and birds lovers <3

Details of the movie

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Bruce Anderson, John C. Donkin
Story: Carlos Saldanha
Screenplay: Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner
Cinematography: Renato Falcão
Music: John Powell, Carlinhos Brown
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx,
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Family
Running time: 101 mins
Budget: USD 103,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 480,872,814 est.

Official website(s)

Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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Behind the Scenes

Rio 2 Poster

Rio 2 Poster
Rio 2 Poster

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