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Immersed in Movies: Sergio Mendes Talks Music In "Rio 2"

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 11, 2014 2:30 PM
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In Rio 2, musical legend Sergio Mendes helps expand the Brazilian flavor as the adventure continues in the Amazon. For director Carlos Saldanha, musically it's richer and more multi-layered, and, as the story progresses, the jungle offers its own vibe, and, by the end, it's a mixture of the two. Mendes tells what the musical journey has been like for him.

REVIEW: "Rio 2"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 10, 2014 1:46 PM
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Like an obnoxious relative at a family gathering, Rio 2 grabs you by the arm and insists you’re having fun, even when you both know you’re not. In this follow-up to Blue Sky’s Rio (2011), the filmmakers keep trying to generate energy and excitement, but the rambling story, needless songs and overly familiar characters undercut their efforts.
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BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of Blue Sky's RIO"

  • By Martin Goodman
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  • March 27, 2014 6:00 AM
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During a time when most studios were promoting their films with coffee table art books, BlueSky was rather quiet. Not until now did Rio, released in 2011, get "The Art of" treatment. Author Tara Bennett has packaged material from that film along with an advance look at Rio 2, and the result is a sumptuous, if crowded, compendium.
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FINAL TRAILER: "Rio 2" (I Will Survive)

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 25, 2014 9:24 PM
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One more time before its release on April 11th. Nigel (Jemaine Clement) sings "I Will Survive" and dances for the birds in this final trailer for Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2".
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Immersed in Movies: Carlos Saldanha Talks 'Rio 2'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 14, 2014 12:00 PM
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In Rio 2 (opening April 11th), we go from Rio to the Amazon for a richer and more musical comedy/adventure with newcomers Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars joining Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids in the rainforest. Director Carlos Saldanha discusses raising the bar at Blue Sky.

New York International Children's Film Festival Announces Its 2014 Slate

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • February 4, 2014 12:01 AM
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Here's the full film program of animated features for the upcoming New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) which runs from March 7-30th. The 17th annual event will be presenting a wide array of films (and shorts) for all ages including a special preview screening of Muppets Most Wanted and Rio 2.
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NEW TRAILER: "Rio 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • December 13, 2013 12:01 AM
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Here comes the sequel to Blue Sky's Rio, this time with an insanely all-star cast including Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Rita Moreno. Rio 2 opens via 20th Century Fox on April 11, 2014. Here's the latest trailer:
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"Rio 2" teaser 2

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • July 19, 2013 1:25 AM
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Second in a series of teaser trailers for the Fox-Blue Sky Spring 2014 release, Rio 2, can be summed up in a word: cute.

Tropical Love Birds Return in the Teaser for "Rio 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 15, 2013 6:32 PM
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Fox has just released its teaser for Rio 2 which opens next April. Tropical lovebirds, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) return in the sequel, along with newcomers Kristen Chenoweth, Bruno Mars and Amandla Stenberg.
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