In theaters April 15, 2011
Rio’s the story of Blu, voiced by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, who is thought to be the last Macaw on Earth and doesn’t know how to fly. In the opening sequence, Blu is captured by smugglers and eventually winds up in Minnesota where he forms a bond with his new owner Linda, voiced by Leslie Mann. When Blu and Linda learn that there’s another Macaw in Rio Di Janeiro, the duo head down to the exotic city to find Blu’s counterpart, Jewel, voiced by Hathaway. With the help of wise-cracking city birds (and a memorable drooling bulldog voiced by Tracy Morgan), Blu finds the courage to fly and thwart a group of kidnappers hot on their trail, led by Jermaine Clement’s cockatoo, Nigel. Also stars George Lopez and Jamie Fox.