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July 15, 2014 DVD, Blu-ray and 3D: 'Rio 2', Blu and friends head into the Amazon

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Get ready to shake your tail feathers with Blu and friends in the high-flying sequel Rio 2 directed by Carlos Saldanha. Samba off deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the best summer vacation ever as the party continues with a flock of all-star voice talent, including Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more.

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When Blu’s former owner Linda and her ornithologist husband Tulio discover in the Amazon a quick-flying spix’s macaw that loses a feather, it is broadcast on television and Blu, Jewel and their three kids take a walk on the wild side. Leaving their home in Rio, the family embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon to look for more of their kind. While the kids are ecstatic, Blu is nervous and brings a fanny pack full of supplies, including his GPS which Jewel disapproves.

Meanwhile, Nigel the cockatoo has survived the plane crash, but is no longer able to fly. He vows to take revenge against Blu and follows in pursuit when Blu and his family are spotted flying overhead on their way to the Amazon -- with help from his partners in crime, Charlie the Anteater and Gabi the lovesick poisonous dart frog.

Upon Blu and his family's arrival, they find a secret paradise filled with a flock of blue macaws led by no other than Jewel’s fearsome long lost father Eduardo. While Jewel and the kids easily adjust to their new surroundings, Blu has a hard time living in the wild. The flock is against humans and all things humans, and do not like Blu and his gadgets -- even calling him a domesticated pet. When Eduardo tries to teach Blu survival techniques, Blu attempts to earn his approval and fails miserably. Things come to a head when Blu tries to pick a Brazilian nut to impress Jewel and ends up starting a war against the scarlet macaws that results in costing the flock their food.

Feeling out of place in the Amazon, Blu leaves by himself to visit Linda and Tulio’s camp site. When he arrives, he finds out they are in trouble for trying to stop Big Boss and his crew from illegal logging and destroying the macaws’ home. Warning the macaws, Blu becomes the hero he thought he could never be by helping them defend their homes -- finally earn his father-in-law’s approval, and goes beak-to-beak against the villainous Nigel (who has arrived under the guise of Bob) to outwit him once again.

The DVD and Blu-ray are jam-packed with bonus features include “Rio Refresher,” “Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2,” “Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends,” "What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe, "I Will Survive" multi-language sequence, a stills gallery and theatrical trailers. Exclusive to Blu-ray are a deleted scene, character auditions, Music Machine Sing-Along and Dance-Along songs, “Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil” and 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio™. Also there are two downloadable bonus songs from the Rio 2 soundtrack: “I Will Survive” and “Poisonous Love,” both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement).

Cast:

  • Jesse Eisenberg as Blu
  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel
  • Leslie Mann as Linda Gunderson
  • Bruno Mars[4] as Roberto
  • Jemaine Clement as Nigel
  • George Lopez as Rafael
  • Jamie Foxx as Nico
  • will.i.am as Pedro
  • Rachel Crow as Carla
  • Amandla Stenberg as Bia
  • Pierce Gagnon[4] as Tiago
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Tulio Monteiro
  • Jake T. Austin as Fernando
  • Tracy Morgan as Luiz
  • Bebel Gilberto as Eva
  • Andy García[4] as Eduardo
  • Kristin Chenoweth[4] as Gabi
  • Rita Moreno as Mimi
  • Natalie Morales as News Anchor
  • Janelle Monáe as Dr. Monae
  • Philip Lawrence as Felipe
  • Miguel Ferrer as Big Boss
  • Jeffrey Garcia as Kipo
  • Kate Micucci as Tiny
  • Randy Thom as Logging Foreman

DVD Special Features:

  • Rio Refresher
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • "What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe
  • "I Will Survive" Multi-Language Sequence
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Deleted Scene - Practice
  • Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil
    o The Bodybeats of the Barbatuques
    o How to Play the Barbatuques!
    o Rhythmic Rio
    o The Upbeat Uakti JamBehind The Scenes
  • Music, Dance, Sing-Along Machine
    o Music Machine
    - "What Is Love"
    - "Ô Vida"
    - "Poisonous Love"
    - "Welcome Back"
    - "Beautiful Creatures"
    - "Don't Go Away"
    - "It's a Jungle Out Here"
    - "I Will Survive"
    - "Bola Viva"
    - "Batucada Family"
    o Dance-Along
    - "What Is Love"
    - "Ô Vida"
    - "Beautiful Creatures"
    - "It's a Jungle Out Here"
    o Sing-Along
    - "What Is Love"
    - "Welcome Back"
    - "Beautiful Creatures"
    - "Don't Go Away"
    - "It's a Jungle Out Here"
    - "I Will Survive"
  • You Be the Judge
    o Tapir Audition
    o Monkey Audition
    o Turtle Audition

Exclusives:

Rebates:

Best Deals:

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Best Prices:

DVD - $14.96 at Walmart stores, $14.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $15.96 at Walmart.com, $15.99 at Target, $19.99 at Toys R Us

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and Digital Copy) - $17.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $18.96 at Walmart stores, $19.99 at Target, Toys R Us, $22.96 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray 2D+3D Combo Pack (includes DVD and Digital Copy) - $22.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $26.96 at Walmart.com, $27.99 at Target

Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with plush toy - $19.99

Toys R Us exclusive DVD with soccer beachball - $16.99

Walmart exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with slapband - $18.96 in stores, $24.96 online

Walmart exclusive Rio and Rio 2 DVD 2-Pack - $16.96 in stores, $19.96 online

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