Lets face it we all love a good animation, regardless of how cool, serious, and pretentious we may get in our old age. So HTF was delighted to hear the news that Twentieth Century Fox Animation were going ahead with the sequel to Rio (2011).
To add fuel to the fire Fox have also announced the latest casting additions to the project. Not only are the original cast of:Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T. Austin, and Jamie Foxx returning for a second outing. They will also be joined by new cast members: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.
Rio 2 finds characters Blu, Jewel, and their three children living happily in their magical city. However when Jewel decides it is time for the kids to begin to live the life of real birds she takes her family into the Amazon. As Blu tries to adjust to his new surroundings he begins to fear that he may lose his family to the allure of the wild.
Currently in production Rio 2 is due for domestic release on the 11th of April 2014.