It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio and the studio’s first film to have a sequel outside of their existing Ice Age franchise. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the first film was set and Rio 2 begins, though most of its plot occurs instead at the Amazon rainforest.
Featuring the returning voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jake T. Austin, the film was released internationally on March 20, 2014, and on April 11, 2014 in American theaters. Rio 2 will be Don Rhymer’s final film after he died on November 28, 2012.
The wait is finally over. For today, 11 April will have seen the worldwide release of Rio 2.
Let us all hope, Blu and Jewel will recreate the magic once again and we’ll get to dance to Brazillian music once more.