RIO is a 3-D animation feature from the makers of the "Ice Age" films. 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, colorful backdrops, energizing Latin and contemporary music, and family-friendly song and dance.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Here is a splashy display of the innocent, artful exuberance that, these days, the directors of live-action films have left to the guys with pixels.Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 04.14.2011
For its stunning iridescent look and infectious music, Rio is a refreshing adventure worth taking.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 04.14.2011
As kids' movies go, "Rio" brings a lot to the party.Andy Webster, New York Times, 04.14.2011
Rio is a brightly-colored, dizzying pinwheel of 3D animation in which nothing much happens. Sounds like summer is here early.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 04.21.2011