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Watch: 'Rio 2' Trailer Will Make You Say, 'Wait Is This An Angry Birds Movie?'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2013 2:55 PM
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The teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studio's "Rio 2" has just hit the internet and the brief clip doesn't explain much, instead encouraging you to shake your tail feathers while you'll undoubtedly wonder, at least for the first thirty seconds or so, if you're watching a commercial for a feature-length version of the "Angry Birds" iPhone game. (Spoiler alert: you're not.)

'Rio' Soundtrack Features will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Taio Cruz, Bebel Gilberto, Sergio Mendes & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 9:14 AM
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Last spring, it was announced that Brazilian bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes and pop music poison will.i.am were working on the score and songs respectively for the forthcoming animated film "Rio." And that was all we pretty much heard, but with the release date now around the corner, the full list of contributors has been revealed and while most of it is certainly stuff that would never appear on our iPod at least it's not a kids movie on a default musical setting of: Randy Newman.

Review: 'Bouncing Cats' Details Breakdancing In Uganda, Suffers From Inexperience

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 17, 2011 3:42 AM
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Breakdance Project Uganda (B.P.U.) is a program led by dancer Abramz, aiming to create a better, more positive life for what is known to be the "worst place on earth to be a child." Director Nabil Elderkin met Abramz and was completely enamored by his dedication to the future of Uganda's youth, equally impressed with the size of his relatively new, nearly entirely self-created b-boy program. The filmmaker decided to return to East African country with a documentary crew, rounding up plenty of star power (Mos Def and Will.I.Am are interviewed, Common lays the narrating track) and also famous breakdancer Crazy Legs (founder of Rock Steady Crew whom the New York Times cited as "foremost breakdancing group in the world today") to teach a few work shop classes and tour the program. Elderkin matches the Ugandan teacher's optimism through his digital lens, going through the area's history and its current poverty while always returning to dedicated children or current b-boys discussing how hip-hop has changed their lives for the better.

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