Blue Sky and Fox are working on Rio, a new 3D CGI animated movie that's likely to be as successful as their Ice Age trilogy. The film story revolves around Blu, a nerdy parrot from small-town Minnesota, who takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro. The voice cast of Rio includes Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin. The movie Rio will hit theaters on April 8, 2011.
"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 - he 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 flight-challenged 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, colourful backdrops, energising Latin and contemporary music, and family-friendly song and dance."
The movie seems definitely bound to be a real success: those birds are damn cool, i love them they're so funny. Plus beyond those lovely characters, we may enjoy some interesting music too (well no wonder about that: John Powell is scoring the film with contributions of Bossa Nova master musician Sergio Mendes and Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas).
Impatient to see more of the movie Rio!
Watch below the first official movie trailer of Rio:
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Written by: Don Rhymer
Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin
Music by: John Powell
Upcoming Movies 2011: April 8, 2011