Rio (2011 film)

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Rio, often promoted as Rio: The Movie or The Rio Movie, is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the film is set. The film features features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway,, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro and Jake T. Austin. It tells the story of Blu, a male blue macaw who never learned to fly, and is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female, a free-spirited macaw, named Jewel. The two eventually fall in love, and together they have to escape from being smuggled by Nigel, a cockatoo. The theme song, Telling the World was song by Taio Cruz.

20th Century Fox released the film on March 22, 2011 in Brazil, and on April 15, 2011 in the United States.

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Linda: i made a promise id take care of you have i ever broken a promise (Blu looks at Linda in worry) i,m scared too but i wouldn't make you do this if it wasn't the right thing to do
Jewel: Is there anything else I need to know?
Blu: Yes. I can't fly, I pick my beak, and once in a while, I pee in the bird bath! Happy?

Linda: You're right! It's not my fault! [She puts on her glasses and lashes out at Tulio] It's your fault...
Tulio: What the--?
Linda: ...with your little bird talk and that whole "saves the species"! Well, you know what?! SQUAWK, SQUAWKETY, SQUAWK, SQUAWK! [realizes what she said; gasps; covers her mouth] I'm sorry. I didn't mean to curse.
Tulio: I-I don't understand! Sylvio is the best guard in the business.

Jewel: [she and Blu are running away from Nigel] Aw, this is great. I'm chained to the only bird in the world who can't fly!
Blu: Actually, there are 40 species of flightless birds.
Jewel: [notices a box] Duck!
Blu: No, ducks can fly.
Jewel: No, duck!

Blu: You see, who needs flying?
Jewel: Birds! Birds need flying. Flying is... is freedom, and... and not having to rely on anyone. Don't you want that?
Blu: Hmm, I don't know. Sounds a little lonely.

Rafael: [sees his two baby toucans shaking the egg] Hey! He's not a maraca, stop shaking him!

Eva: Okay. Take them to Luiz, but hurry back.
Rafael: You are an angel. I'll miss you, my juicy little mango.
Eva: Oh, me too, my pudgy papaya. [hears baby toucans' blow] Hey! Marco! Carlos! Put your brother down! NOW!

Nigel: Hello, boys. Seems like you've had a busy day.
Mauro: [chuckles] What, this? [shows human stuff they stole] This is just some stuff we... found! Right boys? Yeah.
Nigel: I'm not interested in your nicked knick-knacks. Your burgled baubles bore me. There are two blue macaws out there, and I need your multitude of eyes to help me find them.
Mauro: Oh, yeah? What's in it for us? [chuckles]
Nigel: Well, that's a fair question. [snatches Mauro and flies high into the sky, drops him] Let's discuss it. [Mauro starts falling] I certainly see your point. But what could I possibly do for you in return? Hmm?
Mauro: [while falling] Save me! SAVE ME!
Nigel: Oh? Well, that's a thought. Yeah. But is it enough? I don't want to feel like I'm cheating you.
Mauro: Help me! Help me! Help me! We'll do it! We'll do it! Save me! Please! SAVE MEEEEE!! [Nigel catches him as he almost hits the ground]
Nigel: All right, you've twisted my wing. Deal. [drops Mauro] Now then, anymore questions? [short pause] No? Good. You will spread out and you will find these macaws by the end of the day, or it's FLYING LESSONS FOR EVERYONE! GO! [The common marmosets runs off] Go do your monkey business.

Blu: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, well, it's not like we're just hurling ourselves off a mountain or something, right?
Rafael: Actually, that was pretty much my entire plan.
Blu: What?!
Rafael: Don't worry, Blu. It's in your DNA, and if our featherless friends can do it, how hard can it be?
Man on glider: No, no, wait, wait! [screams] Mommy!
Rafael: Fun, right?
Blu: Yeah… fun…

Mauro: [receives a text message] We got them.

Nico: Welcome to paradise!
Rafael: Some party, huh?
Blu: This is the coolest place I've ever seen. Despite all the obvious health code violations.
Rafael: I like you! Nothing you say makes any sense.

Rafael: Hey, she likes you.
Blu: What are you talking about? Haven't you been listening?
Rafael: No, but I've been watching. Just be yourself. Go on.

Mauro: You two are coming with me.
Jewel: In your little monkey dreams. [spits on the ground]
Blu: Yeah! [tries to spit too, but it sticks to his beak; wipes it off] Well, that was meant for you.
Rafael: Come on, can't we all just get along?
Mauro: This isn't your fight, Big Nose!
[The marmosets laugh, Mauro prepares to smack Rafael, but Spoonbill grabs his arm and glares at him.]
Spoonbill: You mess with my friends, you mess with me.
Other Birds: AND US!
Pedro: Yeah, little King Kong!
[The marmosets and birds have an intense stare-off, with one marmoset beating a barrel for effect]
Green Bird: [panicky] I don't know what's going on here! [flies off]
[The birds charge in]
Mauro: GET THEM!
[The two sides fight]

Linda: Well, how do you know?
Fernando: Because I'm... I'm the one who took them.
Linda: You?!
Fernando: I-I... didn't mean to hurt anybody... I needed the money.
Linda: But, Fernando, I trusted you!
Fernando: I know, but-- [Before he can finish, Tipa and Armando enter]

Rafael: [flying alongside the trolley, whispering to Blu] Psst! Blu, down here! Just tell her, "You have beautiful eyes."
Blu: That's good, great idea! [to Jewel; confidently] I have beautiful eyes.
Jewel: Uhh... yeah. Okay, sure. They're... they're nice.

Jewel: Wait, wait, wait. Luiz... is a bulldog?
Luiz: You got something against dogs?
Jewel: I do when they're drooling on me.
Luiz: [slurps] It's a medical condition.

[As she is happily flying, Jewel notices Blu walking away sadly]
Jewel: Hey, where you going? [Blu ignores her and keeps on walking] Blu? [Blu stops walking] Blu, what's wrong?
Blu: Nothing. Everything's perfect. You'll be off to the rainforest, I'll be back with Linda. Just like we planned.
Jewel: But...
Nico: [he and Pedro fly down towards them] Hey, birds! Stop yappin' and start flappin'! Let's go!
Jewel: I... I... I guess I thought maybe...
Blu: What, that you... you'd come to Minnesota? [Jewel just looks at him] Great, I guess I... I'll knit you a scarf.
Jewel: No, that's not what I meant.
Blu: Look, Jewel, I can't spend my life walking around, following you wherever you're going.
Jewel: Hey, it's not my fault you can't fly.
Pedro: [to Nico as they watch Blu and Jewel] Awkward...
Rafael: [to Blu and Jewel] Okay, okay. You know what? This is good. Just clear the air, just be completely honest with each other.
Blu: You want honesty? [to Rafael and Jewel] Fine, fine. I can be honest. I don't belong here. In fact, I never wanted to even come here in the first place. [stammers] And... and... and you know what? I hate samba! [Jewel and Rafael shockingly gasps, and Nico starts crying into Pedro's wing]
Pedro: Hey! That's a little too far.
Nico: Make the mean bird take it back!
Blu: Yeah, I said it. Every song sounds exactly the same! [sings] Tico-taco ya-ya-ya! Tico-taco ya-ya-ya! [groans] I'm tico-taco out of here.
Jewel: [angrily] Fine! See you around, pet! [starts flying away from Blu]
Rafael: No, no! Wait, wait, wait! Come back! You belong together! You are Juliet to his Romeo! Sure, they both die at the end, but, you get my point! Oh, young love. Always so melodramatic. [to Nico and Pedro] All right, boys. Go after her. [starts flying to Blu] Blu, come back here, come on!

Nigel: [catches Jewel as she is flying] Going somewhere, pretty bird?
Jewel: Oh, yeah! I was just on my way to CLAW YOUR EYES OUT! [punches Nigel in the face; Nico and Pedro see Nigel get a hold of Jewel]
Nigel: Temper, temper. Now come along, my dear. We're going to a parade, and everybody loves a parade! [flies away with Jewel]
Jewel: Let go of me!
Pedro: [as he, along with Nico, watch Nigel take Jewel by force] Hey, get back here! Ain't nobody mess with a friend of Pedro! I ain't havin' it! It's on! [starts punching the air]
Nico: What are you... on?! Did you see the talons on that guy?!
Pedro: "Talons"? Maybe, it's on... next time. [he and Nico turn and fly away] RALFIEEEE!
Nico: Blu, help!
Pedro: Help! [cut on Blu walking to Linda, while Rafael starts following him]
Blu: Rafael, quit following me. You're going in the wrong direction. Isn't Carnaval that way?
Rafael: I'm not going to Carnaval. No, I'm going home.
Blu: But I thought you loved Carnaval.
Rafael: I do, but I love my family much more, and that's a choice I made with this. [points to Blu's heart] Not with this. [points to Blu's head (or brain) meanwhile, Nico and Pedro approach Blu and Rafael]
Nico and Pedro: Blu! Blu! Hey, Blu! Blu!
Pedro: I was flying, and then I saw this big cockatoo!
Nico: With big ninja taloons!
Pedro: This cockatoo was ugly.
Nico: Yeah...
Pedro: Anyways, that's not the point.
Nico: And then Jewel was there, and he snatched Jewel up, like, he snatched her up! And then he was, like "You're comin' with me, you little princess!"
Pedro: And Jewel was, like... [Imitating kicks and punches] "I ain't your princess! Leave me alone!" And I was, like, "What?!"
Nico: Then he was, like, "What?!"
Blu: STOP! Just tell me what happened?!
Pedro: He got Jewel, man!
Nico and Pedro: And he's taking her to the parade!
Blu: [Soft Gasps] This is all my fault... Let's fly.
Luiz: Carnaval, here we come!
Nico: [Grunts, chuckles] Hey, dog, I'm drowning back here.
Luiz: You will get wet on this ride! Ha-ha!

Rafael: [Blu and Linda have just noticed each other at the carnival] Blu! Blu! We found her!
Pedro: She's on some, like, weird chicken float!
Rafael: Come on!
Blu: Let's go get Jewel.


  • Join the party!
  • Love at first fight
  • Drool meets cool
  • Party fowl
  • If looks could kill
  • 1 out of every 8 Americans is afraid of flying. Most of them don't have feathers.


  • Leslie Mann — Linda Gunderson
    • Sofia Scarpa Saldanha (young)
  • Tim Nordquist — Other Hang Glider
  • Justine Warwick as Scaredy Bird
  • Davi Vieira — Armando

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