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Rio 2!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:46 pm
by Venus
Jemaine is back on board for Rio 2! 8) Let's hope he's involved with the soundtrack again. :)

Twentieth Century Fox Animation Announces RIO 2 Casting
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST ... nBw225613a

Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and the Rest of the Original Gang Are Back for
the Follow-up to the 2011 Animated Hit

An Exciting Lineup of Top Acting and Musical Talents Joins the 'RIO' Family
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
The starring voice cast of Twentieth Century Fox's 2011 animated smash RIO is
reuniting for the follow-up, RIO 2, and they are joined by a flock of top actors
and musical talents new to the franchise, it was announced today by Vanessa
Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

The film is now in production at Blue Sky Studios. Twentieth Century Fox's
international rollout begins March 20, 2014, followed by its domestic release on
April 11, 2014.

Returning to RIO 2, a world rich with grandeur, character, color and music are
Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement,, Tracy Morgan, George
Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T.
Austin, and Jamie Foxx.

Carlos Saldanha, who was inspired to create RIO based upon his experiences
growing up in that city, is back as director, as are producers John C. Donkin
and Bruce Anderson.

In RIO 2 we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated
life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live
like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to
fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the
call of the wild.

Joining the RIO 2 team are Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy winner Bruno Mars,
Emmy/Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Oscar/Emmy/Tony/Grammy winner Rita Moreno,
"The Hunger Games'" Amandla Stenberg, singer/actress Rachel Crow, "Looper's"
Pierce Gagnon, and "Today" news anchor Natalie Morales.

Brazilian music legend and RIO executive music producer Sergio Mendes returns
along with composer John Powell. RIO 2 will feature new Brazilian artists and
original music by Janelle Monáe and The Wondaland Arts Society, who also voices
a role in the film. Soundtrack will be released on Atlantic Records.

Released worldwide in April 2011, RIO's global box office tally is $486 million.
It also was a huge hit on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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Re: Jemaine: New Film Project - 'Rio' in 3D Coming April 201

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:07 am
by Nancy
:yay: :D :yay: :clap: :yay:

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:07 am
by Venus
CinemaCon: 20th Century Fox Previews Its 2013 Slate
Source: Silas Lesnick
April 18, 2013

Rio 2 then debuted an early teaser that has the feathered cast dancing to an instrumental Brazilian tune against a black background. Slowly, more more characters join in until Tracy Morgan's Luiz finally marches in with a pair of sunglass on his rear end designed to look like the film's logo. It then cuts away to Jemaine Clement's Nigel, who schemingly remarks, "Keep smiling. I'll be pooping on your party promptly."


:lol: 8)

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:41 am
by Nancy
:D Sounds great. :D

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:40 pm
by Venus

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 4:39 pm
by Nancy
I love his line: I'll be pooping on your party promptly! *maniacal laugh* :roll2:

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:39 am
by Great H
Nigel's baaack! He was the scene stealer in the last one, I'm so glad J gets to work his magic again! :o)

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 2:53 am
by LauraK
He is so good! I miss hearing that velvet voice...

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:06 pm
by mohumbhai mania
I hope they put a lot more Nigel in there - Great H is right, he stole every scene he was in. And had the best song.

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:30 am
by Venus
Jemaine & Kristin Chenoweth sing together in the film :)

Sneak Peek: Bird love gets real in 'Rio 2'
Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY 6:49 p.m. EDT September 24, 2013

It's hard out there for macaws: a growing family, re-discovered in-laws and all kinds of new baddies beckon. All is revealed in this first look of the 3-D animated "Rio 2" opening April 2014.

The most unlikely rare-bird couple alive now has company.

In 2011's lushly animated hit Rio, domesticated macaw Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and his wild same-species blind date Jewel (Anne Hathaway) hit it off and sent box-office sparks flying. Now, the birds — and the bees — have really kicked in for the 3-D sequel Rio 2 (due out April 11).

The couple has three grown macaw children and has to deal with the discovery of unexpected relatives — a problem that plagues the avian world as much as it does humans. To boot, there are new villains aiming to do some fowl damage on the clan.

"Isn't there usually someone to spoil any party?" asks Kristin Chenoweth, who voices Gabi the poisonous frog. "We all have those people in our lives that just get in the way."

It's a shame since Rio 2 starts off as a happy multi-species couples-fest. Blu has joined Jewel at a beautiful rare-bird reserve in Rio de Janeiro, and the couple has started a family consisting of eldest bird Carla ( voiced by X Factor standout Rachel Crow), brainy Bia (Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg) and young boy Tiago (Looper's Pierce Gagnon).

Little relationship annoyances, such as Blu's continued un-macaw-like insistence on making pancakes for the kids, are no big deal. Blu's former human owner Linda (Leslie Mann) has also moved from her cozy home in Minnesota to the reserve to be with the hunky wildlife preservationist Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro).

But the idyllic life gets disrupted when Jewel discovers that her long-lost father and his clan have been discovered hiding in the Amazon rain forest, where their habitat is under threat.

"So there's a big adventure to the Amazon," says Brazilian director and Carlos Saldanha. "It's very much a journey for Blu and Jewel's family. Feathers do get ruffled."

Part of the issue is that Jewel's relatives, led by radical patriarch Eduardo (voiced by Andy Garcia), don't trust humans — no matter how well-meaning. And Eduardo doesn't accept the domesticated Blu, even if the former house bird has learned to fly.

There's also Jewel's suave ex-boyfriend Roberto (Bruno Mars), who stirs up Blu's jealousy.

"Most of the sparks between the former couple are imagined through Blu's eyes," says Saldanha. "It's a little paranoia."

Threats are very real, however, from the deadly Nigel, the sadistic sulphur-crested cockatoo (Jemaine Clement). Defeated in the original film, Nigel is bent on revenge against the macaw family. "He's better and badder than ever," says Saldanha. "He's a delicious villain."

Nigel enlists the help of a non-speaking anteater called Charlie and Gabi the frog, who is besotted with the tuft-heavy cockatoo. Chenoweth insists her poisonous character is not bad, just a little "misunderstood" and emotionally vulnerable.

"Have you ever been in love before? Have you ever done something in the name of love you maybe wished you hadn't? That's my little Gabi," she says.

In the tradition of Rio's Oscar-nominated song, Real in Rio, the Nigel-Gabi pairing allows Chenoweth and Clement to sing together. The Broadway veteran calls the result "magic."

"I will say it and stand by it, this is the best song by a poisonous frog ever," says Chenoweth. "People love a song about heartbreak. Has it ever been told from the viewpoint of a female poisonous frog? I don't think so."

Kristen Chenoweth voices Gabi, right, a small, poisonous frog in love with Nigel, the evil cockatoo (voiced by Jemaine Clement) from the original Rio.
"He's better and badder than ever," says director Carlos Saldanha."He's a delicious villain."


Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:01 pm
by LauraK
"I will say it and stand by it, this is the best song by a poisonous frog ever," says Chenoweth. "People love a song about heartbreak. Has it ever been told from the viewpoint of a female poisonous frog? I don't think so."

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:55 pm
by Venus
She has a point there ;)

New trailer for Rio here

One of the new posters :)

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:23 pm
by Venus

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 pm
by LauraK
Love it- "I'll be pooping on your party promptly."

"It only works when I do it..."

But you'd think that someone would inform the person narrating the preview how to pronounce Jemaine's last name, right?! Oh least he didn't get called Jermaine... :P

Re: Rio 2!

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:33 pm
by Venus
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox :)

Clip of Jemaine as Nigel: