‘Rio 2′ Trailer Takes Blu & Jewel Into the Rainforest

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In 2011, animated film director Carlos Saldanha briefly slipped away from his immensely popular Ice Age franchise to helm Rio, a similarly family-friendly adventure, but one that took viewers into the much brighter and more colorful world of Rio de Janeiro – and into the lives of two very special macaws.

With its vivid, crisp animation, charming voice cast, energetic songs and upbeat tone, Rio became a hit with both audiences and critics, paving the way for Rio 2, which we are getting a peek at this week in a newly-released full-length trailer (above).

Like its predecessor, Rio 2 aims to benefit from its aesthetically-pleasing setting and its flock of life-loving characters. As outlined in the trailer, the sequel takes viewers on an adventure to the Amazon rainforest, where the domesticated Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), his mate Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their children plan to connect with their roots among the host of indigenous wild animals, which are sure to provide some thrills, laughs and lively musical numbers along the way.

However, as with any journey of self-discovery and growth into uncharted territory, danger constantly lurks nearby. In this film’s case, that danger comes in the form of Blu and Jewel’s old nemesis, Nigel the Cockatoo (Jemaine Clement), who is back for revenge after being bested by the pair of Macaws in the first film.

Rio 2 Trailer Rio 2 Trailer Takes Blu & Jewel Into the Rainforest

The sequel appears to be utilizing all the successful elements of the first film, including most of the original voice cast. Along with Eisenberg, Hathaway and Clement, Leslie Mann (This is 40) is returning as Linda, the girl who adopted Blu; George Lopez is reprising his role as romantic Toucan Rafael; Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is back as the bottlecap-sporting Yellow Canary Nico; and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) is once again voicing Luiz, a bulldog with an embarrassing drooling condition. The film also introduces some new characters to the party, including Jewel’s long-lost father Eduardo, voiced by Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven).

While Rio 2 will likely be short on surprises, it should delight fans (mainly the younger ones) of the original film and could provide an entertaining night out (or in when it comes to DVD/Blu-Ray) for the family.

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Rio 2 flies into theaters on April 11th, 2014.

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  1. I loved RIo, it was a peppy and refreshing watch. Better than any Ice Age movie so this is welcome news

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          • Addendum: This is the fax I sent back which was from the mom of the fella needing money to free up his UK Lottery winnings. She had suggested he would meet in a private location to secure the finances so as not to incur any banking fees…yeah…sounds perfect…

            Here is my message to him:
            ————————————————————-
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            I would love to be able to help in any way needed and could meet you locally or abroad.

            If we met nearby you could get the chance to have some of my mom’s ham sandwiches and homemade lemonade.

            I’m not sure they will let me on take those on a flight anymore.
            My brother tried the with the lemonade last year. They thought he was sneaking on some kind of a bomb and now I only get to see him once a month.

            He looks great in orange though.

            I could probably set aside an entire suitcase for the ham, bread, lettuce, tomatoes and Ziplocs of mayonnaise (I only carry/store condiments in Ziploc bags since the time I was fourteen and I got broken glass in my ketchup which caused me to cough out razor sharp shards across the room which hit the cat, sliced off most of his tail and earned him his nickname Kickstand)

            We could also go to the mall cause one of my friends from knitting class works the photo kiosk and we could get pictures of each other put on shirts that says “Ruby’s Boys 4 Life”

            I already feel like I know her so well.

            Do you myspace? That place is so cool. Look me up there. That’s where I spend all my free time when I’m not making dioramas out of old action figures and pictures of people I cut out from the obituary page.

            Thanks and take care!

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              I’m sure this is only continually funny or even mildly humorous to me…
              This is the message I sent to the mom when I did not hear back from the son:
              ————————————
              Hi Ruby,

              I tried to send this to Samuel or Sammy as I call him now, but it bounced back as unable to be sent.

              I would be more than happy to mail him at his postal address or instant chat with him.

              send him my AIM ID ilikecheeseandsoda@aol.com

              I lost my yahoo chat ID from uploading too many lol cat pictures to random accounts.

              I promise I wont do that with your son…unless he likes cats also…cats are cool.

              Even though I don’t have his picture yet I already had my friend make our t-shirts with my face and a heart with barbed wire around it and a dollar sign in the middle of it in the place of Sammys.

              Thanks Ruby, you’re a gem!

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