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Release Date: April 15th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2011

G|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel (Anne Hathaway), a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am , Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Genres: Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Musical, Family

Production Co: Blue Sky Studios

Distributors: Blue Sky Animation, 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Voice work across the board is top-notch, with the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Jamie Foxx adding sass to their smooth-talking bird buddies, and comic George Lopez solid as a party-loving toucan named Rafael. show more

  • Give Saldanha's film an A-plus for visuals and a B-minus for story. show more

  • The production eventually succumbs to motion overload-so many characters darting off in so many directions that the ending turns unfocused, even flat. But watching them go by is great fun, and there are worse things than a movie that can't stop moving. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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