Synopsis: In Rio de Janeiro, baby macaw, Blu, is captured by dealers and smuggled to the USA. While driving through Moose Lake, Minnesota, the truck that is transporting Blu accidentally drops Blu's box on the road. A girl, Linda, finds the bird and raises him with love. Fifteen years later, Blu is a domesticated and intelligent bird that does not fly and lives a comfortable life with bookshop owner Linda. Out of the blue, clumsy Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio, visits Linda and explains that Blu is the last male of his species, and he has a female called Jewel in Rio de Janeiro. He invites Linda to bring Blu to Rio so that he and Jewel can save their species. Linda travels with Blu and Tulio to Rio de Janeiro and they leave Blu and Jewel in a large cage in the institute where Tulio works. While they are having dinner, smugglers break into the institute and steal Blu and Jewel to sell them. Linda and Tulio look everywhere for Blu, who is chained to Jewel and hidden in a slum. Meanwhile, Jewel and
Director(s): Carlos Saldanha
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

And, actually, not bad.

This is it.

Let's fly.

Just keep it simple.

Thrust, lift, drag and weight.

Thrust, lift, drag, weight.

Thrust, lift, drag, weight.

Thrust, lift, drag... Wait!


I promised I would always look out for you,

didn't I?

And have I ever broken a promise?

I'm scared, too

but I wouldn't make you do this

if it wasn't the right thing to do.

What do you say, Blu?

That's my big, brave boy.

And we'll be back home

before we even know it.

Your turn, Blu!

You don't want to get beak-burn.

Whoa! What is going on here?

- You arrived in time for Carnaval!

- Carnaval?

Yes, it's the biggest party in the world.

You know,

a time to have fun and dance!

Oh, my!

Is she a performer?

No, in fact, she's my dentist.

Dr. Barbosa!

Don't forget to floss, Tulio!

You got it!

Come tomorrow night,

everyone will be dressed like that.

Not me.

Oh, right yeah.

I am not from here.

Hey, Nico, he's a tourist!

Funny, you don't look like one.

Really? I don't?

Many of the birds here

were rescued from smugglers.


Yes! And unfortunately,

the poor birds are often hurt

or even killed in the process.

But with proper care, they can be saved.

Look here.

This poor guy was found last night.

Hey, buddy! You're looking great today.

Much better, much better!

Get well soon!

So, where is Jewel?

We have a special place for Jewel.

She's a very spirited bird.

I'll say.

She did that?

Charming. Okay, I want to go home now.

No, no. Don't worry.

I'm going to make you look irresistible.

Help! Help! Let me out of here!


- Maybe I should...

- No, no. Give it a chance.



I come in peace.

Whoa. She's beautiful.

What were they talking about?

She's like an angel.

An angel who's getting really close...

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Don Rhymer

Don Rhymer (February 23, 1961 – November 28, 2012) was an American screenwriter and film producer. He graduated from James Madison University in 1982. He wrote movies like Big Momma's House, The Santa Clause 2, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Honeymooners, Deck the Halls, and the computer animated mockumentary Surf's Up. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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