Rio

This hilarious animated adventure comes from the team that brought us the 'Ice Age' movies.

Release date: 8 April 2011

Running time: 96 mins

Certificate: U

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx

This hilarious 3D animated adventure comes from the team that brought us the 'Ice Age' movies. Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) is a blue macaw who lives happily with his owner in Minnesota, until it's discovered that Blu is the last male of his species.

There is only one known female - her name is Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and she lives in Rio de Janeiro. So Blu must travel to South America to try to win her heart. But when poachers set their sights on Blu and Jewel, looking to make a killing from such valuable birds, the chase is on.

As they are pursued, our macaw heroes turn to new friends for help, including the wise toucan Rafael (George Lopez), the dribbling bulldog Luiz (Tracy Morgan), and Nico, a tiny yellow canary (Jamie Foxx). With friends like these, the two desperate fugitives just might have a chance - now if only Blu could learn to fly....

Screenplay: Don Rhymer

Distributor: Fox

You should see it because: A fantastic cast bring their voice talents to the dream project of 'Ice Age' director Carlos Saldanha.

See it if you liked: Up (2009), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Shrek Forever After (2010)

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