Colorful, fast and fun, “Rio 2” is sure to delight young audiences. This sequel picks up a few months after the events with which the first Rio left off, with the spix’s macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his family living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The majority of the movie takes place deep in the Amazon rainforest, where Blu, his mate Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids decide to take a family vacation to discover their roots.
Along the way they hope to reunite with Blu’s former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her orthinologist husband Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), who are searching for an elusive spix’s mackaw in hopes of finding more of the endangered species.
Rafael the toucan (George Lopez), Nico the yellow canary (Jamie Foxx) and Pedro the red-crested cardinal (Will.I.Am) accompany the family.