Rio will be available on 3-Disc Party Edition, featuring the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy; as well as in a 2-Disc DVD Party Edition on August 2nd. We have not seen it yet, but are excited for its release to DVD since we usually rent movies after they have come out in theaters.
Captured as a young bird from the wild, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) is a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousands of miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda (Leslie Mann, 17 Again) discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. But it's far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries). Shortly after Blu's arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading one's wings to fly.
The creators of ICE AGE bring audiences a whole new tropical adventure in RIO featuring the most colorful cast of characters south of the Equator, including George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), Jemaine Clement (Despicable Me), Rodrigo Santoro (Che), will.i.am (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), Jamie Foxx (Dreamgirls), Jane Lynch "Glee"), & Wanda Sykes(Over The Hedge).
Along with the upcoming DVD release, a new Rio APP is available on Android Market and iTunes App stores. It has two characters and one background available for coloring. Once the DVD and Blu Ray release on August 2nd, the insert included will unlock the additional 10 characters and 4 backgrounds for a total of 12 characters and 5 backgrounds or 60 unique coloring pages!
For those in the LA or NYC areas, a hands-on demonstration of the app will be available at Santa Monica Place in LA and Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island at a KIOSK with iPads, approximately 40-49” off the ground, easily reachable by children, to try the app.
Rio is also celebrating National Friendship Day on July 30th with beach takeovers and ecards. Mall takeovers are happening in the areas below. This will be a 2-3 hour event with the Rio trailer played, hands-on fun like making a friendship bracelet, creating your own mask, fun Rio activity sheets, writing a friendship letter, and taking the friendship pledge!
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
1065 Brea Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
6301 N.W. Loop 410
5000 Katy Mills Circle
3333 Buford Dr., Ste 1000
1201 Hooper Ave.
One Mills Circle, Suite One
2700 Potomac Mills Circle
301 Mt. Hope Avenue, Ste. 1900
4502 S. Steele St, Ste 1177
400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy.
6901 22nd Ave. North
6020 E. 82nd St.
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
3 Del Amo Fashion Center
You can find the dates to these events here.
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