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.
Carlos Saldanha (born July 20, 1968) is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005). Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to follow his artistic instinct and passion for animation. With a background in computer science and a natural artistic sensibility, he found New York City the perfect locale to merge these skills and become an animator. He attended the MFA program at New York’s School of Visual Arts, where he graduated with honors in 1993, after completing two animated shorts, The Adventures of Korky, the Corkscrew (1992) and Time For Love (1993). The shorts have been screened at animation festivals around the world. At SVA, Saldanha met Chris Wedge, one of the cofounders of Blue Sky Studios, who invited him to join their growing team of artists. —Wikipedia
You set a film in Brasil and the only thing you can offer is that Brasilians like the dance. Lovely.
An enjoyable CGI-vermin romp with a good heart and nice characters but a bit conservative and generic execution. The latter becomes really apparent and the cast of characters which, apart from the… read review
As entertainment, even if following the typical format, it is quite nice and funny. In the other hand, being a film for kids or not, it´s impossible to close the eyes and pretend that the same “fantasies… read review
The makers of the “Ice Age” movies have made their best project yet. Funnier, more colorful and entertaining, and zippier than any of those movies, “Rio” is a neatly crafted animated film that features… read review