|Rating: 7.0/10 (150,910 votes)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Writer: Carlos Saldanha (story), Earl Richey Jones (story), Todd R. Jones (story), Don Rhymer (screenplay), Joshua Sternin (screenplay), Jennifer Ventimilia (screenplay), Sam Harper (screenplay)
Stars: Karen Disher, Jason Fricchione, Sofia Scarpa Saldanha, Leslie Mann
Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 15 Apr 2011
|Plot: When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.|
In Brazil, various exotic birds are smuggled out of the country. In Moose Lake, Minnesota, a crate with a male Spix’s macaw hatchling falls out of a truck and is found by a little girl named Linda Gunderson, who names him Blu. Over the next 15 years, Linda owns a bookstore. Highly domesticated and unable to fly, Blu is ridiculed frequently by the Canada geese that come by outside of Linda’s bookstore.
One day, ornithologist Túlio Monteiro invites Blu and Linda to Rio de Janeiro on the condition that Blu, who is the last male of his species, mates with a female macaw. Linda accepts and they fly to Rio, where Blu meets a red-crested cardinal named Pedro and his yellow canary friend Nico. At Túlio’s aviary, Blu meets Jewel, a fiercely independent blue macaw longing to flee into the wilderness.