Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (June 14, 2011) – As summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate with the funniest birds in town! The all-new comedy-adventure RIO comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. RIO brings together vivid characters and colorful backdrops amidst energizing Latin and contemporary tunes, creating the ultimate family-friendly music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. In addition to more than one hour of special bonus features and materials, consumers will have access to all-new exclusive levels of the smash video game hit Angry Birds Rio® that showcase your favorite characters from the film!
Captured as a young bird from the wild, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) is a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousands of miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda (Leslie Mann, 17 Again) discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. But it’s far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries). Shortly after Blu’s arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading one’s wings to fly.
A Mom’s Perspective: This movie is fabulous! We were given the opportunity to preview the dvd for our family movie night last week. I have said many times how picky I am with my kids watch. Family movie night is always a time I try to find something appropriate for the children but also fun for mom and dad! Rio was the perfect combination of funny, through provoking, clever and innocent. It was simple enough for my toddler to enjoy while being meaningful enough for mom and dad to stay intrigued. My 5 year old was captured by Blu and the entire gang.
As Blu and his owner, Linda set off to Rio to do their duty to save his kind, they are faced with many challenges. Blu is presented with a whole new world. And even though it is a world he should be comfortable in, he is not. He is very much out of place. He has a major issue in that he can not fly. In his domesticated life that he had lived it simply was not necessary and was not a problem. But in this new environment it was essential to know how to fly. After a crazy journey that separates Blu from Linda and throws him into this unfamiliar world, Blu learns who he is and what he is capable of. He literally spreads his wings!
It is a great story of finding yourself. It is also a great story of love and friendship. You can see the love of Linda and Blu as well as new love that blooms during the story. Love is powerful and will cause you to do what you never thought possible!
I highly recommend Rio for your family! It is available for pre-order through Amazon now. Rio (Blu-ray/ DVD Combo + Digital Copy)is $25.99 , Rio: Two Disc Party Edition is $31.49 and Rio on standard DVD is $15.99. It will officially be available for purchase on August 2,2011.
I am very excited to be able to offer 3 lucky winners a Rio Giveaway!
Grand Prize: 1 Rio basket that includes plush Blu and Jewel dolls, a Rio-branded beach ball, stickers, magnetic photo frame, notebook and key chain, as well as beach visors and a DVD (not pictured). This exclusive prize pack is in conjunction with National Friendship Day.
2 Runner Ups: Each will recieve 1 copy of Rio on DVD
- Open to US only
- You must use the Rafflecopter to enter to win!
- You must do the mandatory entry! All others are extra but increase your chances of winning.
- Like Rio the Movie on facebook (It is not required but a “Thank you” or “Stopping by from..” is always a nice gesture.)
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Easy Daily Entries : You can do a total of 2 tweets and 1 facebook post per day. See the Rafflecopter for instructions.
This Giveaway will end 8/11/11 11:59 PM CST
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