Rio Movie

Rio movie poster

A nerdy macaw from small-town Minnesota takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro.

Who's Involved:

Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jesse Eisenberg, Christopher Jenkins, Carlos Ponce, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Jake T. Austin, Don Rhymer, Rodrigo Santoro, Carlos Saldanha, Wanda Sykes, Jermanine Clement

Release Date:

Friday, April 15, 2011 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.


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Who stars in Rio: Cast List

... Jewel (voice)

"Sesame Street" , "The Idea of You"  

"The Matrix Resurrections" , "8-Bit Christmas"  

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" , "300: Rise of An Empire"  

... Bobo the Toucan (voice)

"The Spy Next Door" , "School Dance"  

... Fernando (voice)

"Khumba" , "Rio 2"  

"Chasing Papi"  

... Linda (voice)

"ParaNorman" , "Mr. Peabody & Sherman"  

"100% Wolf" , "Wreck-It Ralph"  

"Friendsgiving" , "Ice Age: Continental Drift"  


... Blu (voice)

"The Social Network" , "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"  

Who's making Rio: Crew List

A look at the Rio behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Carlos Saldanha last directed Ferdinand and Rio, I Love You. The film's writer Don Rhymer last wrote Rio 2 and Hotel Transylvania.


Don Rhymer


Christopher Jenkins

Production Company

Blue Sky Studios

Production: What we know about Rio?

Key Facts

  1. From the makers of the "Ice Age" films.

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2011: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2011: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. July 2009: The film was in Production status.

Rio Release Date: When was the film released?

Rio was released in 2011 on Friday, April 15, 2011 (in 3,826 theaters . There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Scream 4, The Conspirator and The Double Hour.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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