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Rio 2 (2014)

  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 22,591 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 11 April 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 101 min
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Rio 2 (2014)

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  • IMDb page: Rio 2 (2014)
  • Rate: 6.5/10 total 22,591 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 11 April 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Budget: $103,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $130,238,941 (USA) (18 July 2014)
  • Director: Carlos Saldanha
  • Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: John Powell   
  • Soundtrack: Ô Vida
  • Sound Mix: Dolby | SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Bird | Amazon | Jungle | Father In Law | Toucan

Writing Credits By:

  • Don Rhymer (story) and
  • Carlos Saldanha (story)
  • Jenny Bicks  screenplay
  • Yoni Brenner  screenplay
  • Carlos Kotkin  screenplay
  • Carlos Saldanha  characters

Known Trivia

  • Although Eva is portrayed to be a terrible off-key singer, Bebel Gilberto, who voices the character, is actually a very good singer and accomplished musician. 37 of 38 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • This marks the first Blue Sky Studios film to have a sequel outside of their existing Ice Age (2002) film franchise. 45 of 47 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Director Carlos Saldanha became interested in casting singer Bruno Mars in his first voiceover role after seeing him on Saturday Night Live (1975). After working with Mars, he rewrote his character to make him less ‘macho’ and, after a recording session, had a segment reanimated to fit his singing. 20 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • There are roughly 150 Spix’s Macaws that make up the giant “2” of the U.S. teaser poster. The number of Spix’s Macaws within that formation seems to loosely follow the real-life population of the species left in existence (most of which are kept in captivity around other parts of the world). 42 of 45 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Janelle Monáe’s participation in the film owes to a meeting two years ago between the singer and director Carlos Saldanha at her Rock in Rio (1985) performance in September, 2011. 17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Don Rhymer’s last film as writer before his tragic passing. 49 of 54 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • During the ‘animal auditions’ scene, one talent involves a monkey swinging on a rock, tied to a vine. A reference to the notable “Wrecking Ball” music video of singer Miley Cyrus. 23 of 24 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The boat the characters take up the Amazon River is called “Céu Azul”, which is the portuguese for Blue Sky, a reference to the production company. 15 of 15 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In Rio, after Blu and Jewel escapes from the smugglers, Blu can be heard saying “Have you ever heard ‘It’s a jungle out here'” In Rio 2, one of the movie’s theme is called “It’s a Jungle out Here” 13 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In an earlier written storyboard concept, Linda and Tulio’s adoptive son, Fernando was to have extended involvement in the film’s story. This would have included him going on the Amazon expedition trip with his adoptive parents to assist them in their search for the flock of hidden Spix’s Macaws (albeit also showing his newfound skills in field work). However, it was cut due to pacing reasons and was only given a cameo at the beginning, revealing him to have matured physically. 9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Factual errors: There are no completely black jaguars in South America. There are spotted dark jaguars.

Plot: It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. Full summary »  »

Story: It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Written byTWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Synopsis

Synopsis: The film starts with an enormous celebration going on across Rio de Janeiro. In the bird community of the city, we catch up with blue macaws Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway), now married with three kids. They dance and sing together with their pals Raphael (George Lopez), Pedro (will.i.am), and Nico (Jamie Foxx). Blu asks Raphael where the kids are. Raphael says he left them with the bulldog Luiz (Tracy Morgan). Luiz says he left them with the little bird Tiny (Kate Micucci). The kids – Carla (Rachel Crow), Bia (Amandla Stenberg), and Tiago (Pierce Gagnon) – tied Tiny up to a bunch of fireworks. Their parents come flying in to prevent them from lighting them when Blu grabs the match. However, he burns himself and causes the fireworks to light up. He gets Tiny out but gets himself caught, and is launched into the sky as the fireworks erupt in an epic display, for all of Rio and the birds to see.

Blu’s owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her husband/fellow bird lover Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) are sailing on a boat in the jungle to bring a plump red bird back to its habitat with its family. They don’t notice the waterfalls up ahead and they fall over the edge, but they’re both okay. A bird flies overhead and drops its feather. Tulio grabs it and inspects it. It’s a feather of a blue macaw.

News gets out that Linda and Tulio discovered more blue macaws out there. They decide to travel to the Amazon jungle to find this flock. Jewel wants to travel there as well since she feels Blu has domesticated their kids too much, and they must stay in touch with their bird nature. Nico and Pedro wanna join so they can scout for exotic talent for their little Carnival show. The only person they have so far is Raphael’s wife Eva (Bebel Gilberto), who is an awful singer. Meanwhile, a sinister logging tycoon known only as Big Boss (Miguel Ferrer) gets wind of Linda and Tulio’s mission, fearing they will interfere with his plans.

Blu guides himself, along with his family and friends, to the Amazon with human equipment, like a GPS. They keep getting lost until they fly together as a group. On the ground, the evil cockatoo Nigel (Jemaine Clement) is now a flightless performing bird in a market, along with Gabi the poisonous tree frog (Kristin Chenoweth) and Charlie the anteater. Nigel is forced to be a fortune telling bird, while Gabi swoons over him, helplessly in love. Nigel spots Blu and his family flying up ahead, driving him to seek revenge against the bird that cost him his flight. He causes a fiasco at the market, releasing Gabi and Charlie. He rides on Charlie’s back with Gabi to chase after the birds.

Nigel, Gabi, and Charlie sneak on board a boat on their trip to catch Blu. Nigel falls asleep, and Gabi sings the song "Poisonous Love" to express her feelings for Nigel, and the fact that she can’t touch him because she is poisonous. When he wakes up, they spot Blu and his family on the boat. Nigel goes to make his killing move, when Charlie gets stuck in a bottle while trying to eat some ants. He pulls it off and hits an alarm, causing a commotion on the boat that foils Nigel’s plan.

Big Boss also comes into the Amazon jungle to meet with his associates. He orders them to get rid of Linda and Tulio, for they are searching for macaws in an area that he plans to cut down.

Upon arriving in the jungle, Blu is snatched up by another bird, leading him and his family and friends to find the whole flock of blue macaws. They’re led by Eduardo (Andy Garcia), Jewel’s father. They have a tearful reunion after being separated by loggers. This caused Eduardo to have a distrust for humans. He greets Blu and his grandchildren. Also joining the party is Jewel’s old childhood friend Roberto (Bruno Mars), who sings a smooth ballad to welcome Jewel back to her home, along with Jewel’s Aunt Mimi (Rita Moreno). Roberto lets Blu and his family stay inside a tree that he remodeled himself. Although Blu is not comfortable with this new setting, he can see that Jewel is happy.

Eduardo decides to take Blu around the jungle in what he tells Jewel is sightseeing, when it is really a series of tests for Blu to prove his worth in the jungle. He gets hurt more than once, and appears to pale in comparison to Roberto, who always receives praise from Eduardo. They also encounter the rival tribe of scarlet macaws, led by Felipe (Philip Lawrence). They taunt and antagonize Eduardo for trying to help someone like Blu. Blu only ruffles up Eduardo’s feathers (sorry) by trying to utilize Linda’s equipment in the wild. Eduardo orders Roberto to keep an eye on Blu, fearing he is in league with the loggers.

Elsewhere, Nico and Pedro continue their talent search with Raphael. Carla joins them, having a knack for performing and an interest in music as well. Most of the people that come to audition for the show have exceptional talent, but they keep eating each other alive…literally. However, they get a surprise visit from Nigel (in disguise), who performs with Gabi a very entertaining rendition of "I Will Survive". At the same time, Linda and Tulio are discovered by Big Boss and his men after the logger’s monkeys searched for them. The villains tie Linda and Tulio together to a tree as they go off to cut more down.

Blu goes to get a Brazilian nut for Jewel, since they’re her favorite. The loggers’ monkeys trick Blu into flying to the scarlet macaws’ territory. He tries to take the Brazilian nut, unaware that it belongs to them. He causes the scarlet macaws to challenge the blue macaws to a game that is the bird equivalent of soccer. After not letting Blu join the game, Eduardo reluctantly lets him join when he sees that most of his players are getting taken out. Although Blu appears to be skilled, he ends up scoring the winning goal for the opposite team. Eduardo berates Blu for his failure, leading Blu to feel unwanted and unneeded in this place. He argues with Jewel, who tells him to choose where he prefers to stay.

Feeling conflicted, Blu flies somewhere away from the tribe, causing Jewel to think he’s abandoning them. Instead, he comes across Linda’s campsite to say goodbye, knowing he belongs with Jewel in the place where she feels happy. Blu then senses that something is not right. He finds Linda and Tulio tied together. He sets them free and discovers the loggers wreaking havoc in the jungle. Many trees are cut down and hauled off. Roberto finds Blu in this spot, causing the bird to recount a traumatizing encounter with humans. Blu has him fly back to the tribe so they can warn everyone together about the loggers. Blu convinces Eduardo to join forces so that they can save their home.

The loggers start to make their way into the deeper part of the jungle. Linda and Tulio stand in front of the bulldozers to stop them, but what makes the villains stop is seeing the entire flock of blue macaws sitting in the trees, looking very unhappy. The scarlet macaws call a truce to help save the forest, along with the other animals. Everybody swoops in to attack the loggers and frighten them away, but Big Boss shows no fear to the animals. He drives a vehicle into the forest, but Linda holds him off in a bulldozer that she commandeers. Eduardo is caught in the middle of them, but he is rescued by Tulio. Big Boss starts to set off some dynamite strapped in the trees. Blu spots them and pulls them off, with Nigel following. Blu grabs the dynamite and flies high up with them, and Nigel grabs on. The dynamite is flung into the air, and Nigel then jumps onto Blu, revealing himself to his nemesis. An explosion rings out as the dynamite blows up, throwing the birds into the trees. They fight while tied together, giving Gabi a chance to take a toothpick swabbed with her poison to shoot at Blu. She accidentally hits Nigel, who thinks he is going to die. He does an incredibly theatrical death, with Gabi swallowing a drop of her poison to be with Nigel. Bia points out that Gabi isn’t poisonous, and that it’s a common misconception. Overjoyed at this revelation, Gabi grabs Nigel so they can be together, to his dismay. Meanwhile, Big Boss is swallowed whole by a snake.

The jungle is saved, and Eduardo accepts Blu as part of the tribe. Nigel and Gabi are sent to Rio to be studied. Charlie ditches them. Blu decides to stay in the Amazon with Jewel and his family, but they agree to visit Rio during the summer.

The film ends with the animals putting on Nico and Pedro’s Carnival show, with Carla joining in the celebration.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Bruce Anderson known as producer
  • John C. Donkin known as producer
  • Chris Wedge known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jake T. Austin known as Fernando (voice)
  • Carlinhos Brown known as Audition Bird (voice)
  • Kristin Chenoweth known as Gabi (voice)
  • Jemaine Clement known as Nigel (voice)
  • Jim Conroy known as Capoeira Turtle (voice)
  • Rachel Crow known as Carla (voice)
  • Bernardo de Paula known as Carnival Barker / Blue Sentry (voice)
  • Nola Donkin known as Opera Bird (voice)
  • Jesse Eisenberg known as Blu (voice)
  • Miguel Ferrer known as Big Boss (voice)
  • Jamie Foxx known as Nico (voice)
  • Pierce Gagnon known as Tiago (voice)
  • Andy Garcia known as Eduardo (voice)
  • Jeffrey Garcia known as Spoonbill / Perl (voice)
  • Bebel Gilberto known as Eva (voice)
  • Jason Harris known as Old Bird (voice)
  • Anne Hathaway known as Jewel (voice)
  • Amy Heidemann known as Rapping Sloth (voice) (as Amy Heidemann from Karmin)
  • Kevin W. Keane known as Obnoxious Kid (voice)
  • Philip Lawrence known as Felipe (voice)
  • Gracinha Leporace known as Swinging Audition Monkey (voice)
  • George Lopez known as Rafael (voice)
  • Leslie Mann known as Linda (voice)
  • Bruno Mars known as Roberto (voice)
  • Sergio Mendes known as Street Vendor (voice)
  • Kate Micucci known as Tiny (voice)
  • Janelle Monáe known as Dr. Monae (voice)
  • Natalie Morales known as Newscaster (voice)
  • Rita Moreno known as Aunt Mimi (voice)
  • Tracy Morgan known as Luiz (voice)
  • Pablo Ramírez known as Tapir Game Announcer (voice)
  • Marco Antonio Regil known as Porcupine Game Announcer (voice)
  • Peter Pamela Rose known as Mom (voice)
  • Carlos Saldanha known as Amazon Quail (voice)
  • Julia Scarpa Saldanha known as Kid Macaw (voice)
  • Manoela Scarpa Saldanha known as Lady Macaw (voice)
  • Rafael Scarpa Saldanha known as Kid Macaw (voice)
  • Sofia Scarpa Saldanha known as Kid Macaw (voice)
  • Rodrigo Santoro known as Tulio (voice)
  • Cindy Slattery known as Plucked Porcupine (voice)
  • Amandla Stenberg known as Bia (voice)
  • Randy Thom known as Logging Foreman (voice)
  • Claira Nicole Titman known as Claira (voice)
  • Miriam Wallen known as Coin Toss Bird (voice)
  • Will.i.am known as Pedro (voice) (as will.i.am)
  • Claudine Barros known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Mauro Blanco known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jeremy Bowker known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Dennis T. Carnegie known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Shanti Correa known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Alberto Costa known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Mario Costa known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • David Cowgill known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Holly Dorff known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Harry Hitner known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Rif Hutton known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Vanessa Lemonides known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Hope Levy known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Henry Martin Leyva known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Anselmo Martini known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Renata Becker known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Ron McClary known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Brian Scott McFadden known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Phil Miler known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Edie Mirman known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Heber Moreira known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Leo Nobre known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Mina Olivera known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jackeline Olivier known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Kleber Jorge Pimenta known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Byron Thames known as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Annie Tippe known as Additional Voices (voice)

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Supporting Department

Art Department:

  • Sheng-Fang Chen known as senior pre-viz artist
  • Jerod Chirico known as storyboard artist
  • Bryan Cox known as story animatics
  • Eric Elrod known as additional storyboard artist
  • Andrew Hickson known as designer
  • Warren Leonhardt known as storyboard artist
  • Sarah Mercey known as story artist
  • Rodrigo Perez-Castro known as storyboard artist
  • Vicki Saulls known as lead sculptor
  • Chris Siemasko known as additional storyboard artist
  • Chris Siemasko known as story animatics
  • Bryan Useo known as pre-visualization supervisor
  • Bryan Useo known as set supervisor

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Animation (presents)
  • Blue Sky Studios

Other Companies:

  • Atlantic Records  soundtrack
  • Hula Post  editing systems
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency (uncredited)
  • Modern VideoFilm  post-production facilities (digital intermediate)
  • POP Sound  ADR Recording
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Sony Classical  score album

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Venezuela (2014) (Venezuela) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Bandwidth Digital Releasing (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2014) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Cocinsa (2014) (Nicaragua) (theatrical)
  • Gkids (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2014) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Azerbaijan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Belarus) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)

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Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Daniel Abramovich known as stereoscopic supervisor
  • Jake Albers known as compositor
  • Ohkba Ameziane-Hassani known as senior fur technical director
  • Ashleigh Anderson known as digital compositor
  • Elvis Au known as stereoscopic technical director
  • Mark Bajuk known as lead technical director: fur and feathers
  • David Barksdale known as lead fur technical director: environmental fur
  • Heather Barrons known as compositor
  • Andrew Beddini known as technical supervisor: imaging
  • Bela Brozsek known as visual effects
  • Sam Calabrese known as assembly technical director
  • Dan Cayer known as compositing supervisor: Blue Sky Studios
  • Borae Jungsuk Cho known as pipeline td
  • Eldar Cholich known as lighting lead
  • Justine Codron known as lighting technical director
  • Rhett Collier known as senior effects technical director
  • Stephanie Cushing known as lighting technical director
  • Shaun Cusick known as lead character modeler
  • Shaun Cusick known as sculptor
  • Diana Diriwaechter known as lead materials technical director
  • Ravindra Dwivedi known as effects technical director
  • Mark Edwards known as senior character technical director
  • Kevin Edzenga known as character simulation technical director
  • Kevin Edzenga known as crowds technical director
  • Jud Estes known as senior stereoscopic technical director
  • Bill Eyler known as compositing sequence lead
  • Sean Falcon known as sequence lead compositor
  • Lorraine Harte Fitzgerald known as assembly technical director
  • Krzysztof Fus known as modeler
  • Ilan Gabai known as effects technical director
  • Tamara Garabedian known as fur and feather technical director
  • Kirk Garfield known as cg supervisor
  • Francesco Giroldini known as shot lighting artist
  • Justin Gladis known as sequence lead compositor
  • Claudio Gonzalez known as digital compositor
  • James Gu known as character technical director
  • Kristina Hall known as lighting coordinator
  • Brian R. Handler known as assembly technical director
  • Dan Haring known as lighting and compositing technical director
  • Christopher M.K. Hill known as character technical director
  • Svetla Ivanova known as character simulation technical director (as Svetla Ivanova-Bermudez)
  • Youngwoong Jang known as lighting lead
  • Allan Kadkoy known as senior character simulation technical director
  • John Kalaigian known as assembly technical director
  • Adam King known as lighting technical director
  • Misha Koplan known as senior character simulation technical director
  • David H. Lam known as assembly technical director
  • Brent Le Blanc known as junior materials technical director
  • Alexander Levenson known as modelling lead
  • Rosalinda Malibiran known as lighting lead
  • Elizabeth Mylynh Malone known as stereoscopic production assistant
  • Dylan Maxwell known as senior character simulation technical director
  • Josh McCollom known as render technical director
  • Christopher Mills known as assembly technical director
  • Scott Minter known as stereoscopic show lead
  • Christopher Moore known as technical supervisor: production pipeline
  • Dinis 'Dennis' Morais known as modeler
  • Greg Mourino known as character simulation technical director
  • Greg Mourino known as crowds technical director
  • Michael Murdock known as lighting technical director
  • Daniel Naughton known as compositor
  • Daniel Naughton known as lighting artist
  • Sean Palmer known as lead technical director: fur & procedural geometry
  • Zoe Peck-Eyler known as compositor
  • Marin Petrov known as character technical director
  • Elvira Pinkhas known as effects supervisor
  • Stewart Pomeroy known as stereoscopic technical director
  • David Raghavan known as compositor
  • David Raghavan known as render technical director
  • Anthony Ragusa known as lighting technical director
  • Matt Roach known as senior effects technical director
  • Aaron M. Ross known as lead lighting technical director
  • Ari Rubenstein known as Lead Compositor
  • Ai Saimoto known as lighting technical director
  • Daniel Sampaio Lima known as character technical director
  • Eric Sanford known as stereoscopic technical director
  • Katrin Schmid known as pipeline engineer
  • Andrew Schneider known as senior effects technical director
  • Heekyung Shin known as lighting technical director
  • John Siczewicz known as compositing lead
  • Wonchan Song known as lighting technical director
  • Dale Stelly known as data i/o
  • Keith Stichweh known as character simulation supervisor
  • Matt Sullivan known as lighting td
  • Michael Tanzillo known as senior lighting technical director
  • Radhika Thirunarayanan known as lead materials technical director
  • Melissa Tierney known as lighting associate production manager
  • Antelmo Villarreal known as assembly td
  • Jayme Wilkinson known as senior technical director
  • Jamie Williams known as lead technical director
  • Peter M. Wu known as Stereoscopic Technical Director
  • David Santoyo known as data i/o (uncredited)

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