For those of you who loved the movie Rio, the wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray release is almost over. On Tuesday, August 02 stores across the nation will be stocked with the colorful and heartwarming movie. Blu, (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) is a domesticated Spix Macaw living many miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda (Leslie Mann, 17 Again) discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. However, it was far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries). Adventure strikes when two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. The birds along with Blu unexpentantly find themselves together which leads to the adventure of friendship, love, courage and spreading one’s wings to fly.
Just minutes before the presentation, we were visited by a Brazilian dancer. It was quite impressive to watch her dance from so high up without fumbling or worse falling. The special sneak peak of the release was presented by Fox and George Lopez. He spoke warmly about the movie and his work as one of the characters on the animated flick. It’s amazing how much time and talent it took to make the movie.
Some of the bonus features include:
- Saving the Species: One Voice at a Time
- The Real Rio
- Deleted Scene – Fruit Stand
- Angry Birds Rio – Trailer
- Angry Birds Rio – Instructional Video
We can’t wait to see the dvd!