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Tyler Blu Gunderson
Background information
Feature films Rio
Rio 2
Novelization Rio: The Junior Novel
Rio 2: The Junior Novel
Rio: Snakes Alive!
Video games Multiplayer Game
Angry Birds Rio
DS Version
Matching Game
Voice Jesse Eisenberg
Character information
Species Spix's Macaw
Gender Male
Alias One of a kind
Special bird (r. by Tulio)
Nerd bird and Pet (r. by Alice and Chloe)
Sleepyhead (r. by Jewel)
Bobo (r. by Jewel)
Pet (r. by Jewel)
Brainiac (r. by Jewel)
Big brave boy (r. by Linda)
Pretty bird (r. by Nigel)
Mean bird (r. by Nico)
Fanny pack (r. by Eduardo)
Dad (r. by Carla, Bia, and Tiago)
Father (r. by Bia)
Daddy (r. by Carla)
Señor Blu (r. by Tiny)
Blue bird (r. by Nigel)
Lucky bird (r. by Roberto)
Stu (r. by Eduardo)
Sue (r. by Eduardo)
Lou (r. by Eduardo)
Drew (r. by Eduardo)
Son (r. by Eduardo)
Water boy (r. by The Pit of Doom commentators and the Old Bird)
Sweetie (r. by Jewel)
Traitor (r. by Eduardo and Roberto)
Honey (r. by Jewel)
One and only (r. by Jewel)
A human's pet (r. by Eduardo)
Feather/Hair/Skin color Blue body
Gray beak
Eyes Brown
Friends Linda (human companion)
Jewel (mate)
Carla (older daughter)
Bia (younger daughter)
Tiago (only son)
Eduardo (father-in-law)
Mimi (aunt-in-law)
The Angry Birds (Angry Birds Rio)
Enemies Nigel
Big Boss
Felipe (formerly)
Red Macaw Tribe (formerly)
Ssssalbatore (Snakes Alive)
Fate Living
Likes His family and friends, flying, Rafael, Jewel, spending time with his children, the Amazon, humans
Dislikes The fact of not know to fly, danger, Tiago's mischief, the Amazon (formerly), losing his family and friends, Nigel
Quote "I can't fly!"

Tyler Blu Gunderson is the main protagonist of Rio, Rio 2, Angry Birds Rio, other video games, and all the books of the franchise (with the exception of Rio no.3: A Dog's Tale).

In the first film, Tulio speculated that Blu was the last male of his kind, the Spix's Macaw. He is shy and socially awkward. He is definitely the opposite of his mate, Jewel. While he can log onto a computer, open bird cages and use a skateboard, he had one major set-back: he could not fly. When he met Jewel and fell in love with her, he was forced to put his fears aside and find out if he really had what it took to soar.



Blu is first seen as a chick in an empty nest inside a tree hollow. Awakened by the singing of his fellow birds, Blu dances along with them. Watching some nearby chicks flying with their mother for the first time, Blu thinks of flying for himself — until smugglers start capturing the other birds. During the mayhem, Blu is knocked out of the tree by some escaping birds. He falls to the ground and is also captured. Alongside other birds, Blu is caged, put on a plane, and was almost brought to sold to an exotic bird store. On the way, the back of the truck carrying him is forced open (due to the driver not paying attention to the traffic light), and the crate containing Blu falls onto the streets of Moose Lake, Minnesota. A young girl named Linda Gunderson finds the crate. She comforts the scared chick and promises to take care of him, later naming him Blu.

Over the next 15 years, Blu and Linda become the best of friends, with Linda throwing him birthday parties, taking him to spelling bees (one of which she wins at the age of 14), and even to her high school prom. As he gets older, he meets two Canada Geese named Alice & Chloe who mock him daily. One day, an ornithologist named Tulio Monteiro comes to the book store where Blu and Linda live, informing them that Blu is the last male of his species the Spix's Macaw, and that he must mate with the only remaining female for his species to be saved. After Tulio tries to throw Blu half way across a room, Blu tried to fly himself but failed and got entangled in Christmas lights. Blu and Linda are reluctant at first, but agree to do it.

When they arrive in Rio, Blu meets Nico and Pedro, who give him some tips on how to attract a female. Once he arrives at Tulio's aviary, Blu is put off by the fact that his intended mate Jewel had badly scratched one of Tulio's assistants. However, when he sees her, he instantly falls in love. Blu tries to follow Pedro and Nico's advice, but Jewel, only interested in escaping, angrily rebuffs and attacks him because they "just met". Watching through the camera, Tulio activates a disco ball and plays Lionel Richie's Academy-Award-winning song, "Say You, Say Me." Blu declares that he had nothing to do with that, but tells Jewel that it's not such a bad song, then begins to sing along with it. Jewel pounces on Blu and attacks him, and Linda and Tulio assume they are mating. Later, Blu and Jewel are captured by a boy named Fernando, who brings them to a band of smugglers, assisted by the head smuggler Marcel's pet cockatoo, Nigel. Jewel tries to play dead with Blu to escape, but fail. Blu and Jewel are chained together, and locked up with many other captured birds. Later, Nigel comes to them, and explains the reason of his evil nature, and the reason behind his hatred of "pretty birds." Afterwards, Jewel makes an escape (assisted by Blu, who unlocks the cage's latch, which he mentions is just a standard slip slide bolt). When Jewel tries to fly, Blu is forced to admit that he cannot fly, much to Jewel's dismay, and they are forced to escape Nigel and the smugglers on foot, making their way into the jungle, much to Blu's displeasure. He does, however, get to sleep on a beam of the Vista Chinesa as he reveals his tricks on how to get up there without flying. On the other hand, Jewel tells him that birds need flying (when he asks who needs it) and that it is freedom and not having to depend on anyone. Blu responds that it seems a little lonely. Jewel suggests they get some sleep. Blu bids her good night, then says the same to Linda, knowing she is out there somewhere.

In the morning, Blu tries to compromise a way to break the chain, but fails. They are then set upon by a flock of baby toucans, whose father, Rafael, offers to take them to his friend Luiz to get the chain off. Eva is reluclant for Rafafel to go, but tells him to hurry back. Rafael also tries to get Blu to fly, telling him he just needs to "feel the rhythm" of his heart; but Blu, still scared, falls short at the last moment, making himself and Jewel land on a hang glider. Enjoying the feeling of being in the air, Blu opens his wings, making himself and Jewel be blown off the hang glider and onto the beach below. Then Rafael leads them to a fruit truck, which takes them into the city. There, Blu once again meets Nico and Pedro, who inform the group that they had just missed the trolley that would take them to Luiz. While they wait, Nico and Pedro take the group to a bird's samba club. Once there, Blu, whose childhood memories are stirred by the music, starts to dance. With a little nudge from Rafael, Blu dances with Jewel, culminating in her singing beautifully, which captivates him. Just as it seems like the two will kiss, the club is raided by a horde of mischievous marmosets , hired by Nigel to find them. A brief battle ensues, during which the trolley arrives, and Blu and Jewel are given a lift there by Kipo the Roseate Spoonbill.

While on their way to Luiz's garage, Blu, with help from the others, tries to tell Jewel how he feels about her, but is prevented by a stray flower petal getting stuck in his throat. When they finally arrive, they are surprised to learn that Luiz is a bulldog, and even more surprised that he intends to use a buzz saw to cut the chain. In the ensuing chaos, Luiz catches the chain in his mouth, causing his drool to seep onto Blu and Jewel's legs, lubricating them enough to slip through the shackles. Blu, knowing he and Jewel will have to part ways, coldly tries to brush her off. Jewel retaliates by chiding him for not being able to fly. Blu responds by claiming that he never wanted to go to Rio in the first place, and that he hates samba (shocking his friends), and walks away angrily. However, he is soon informed by Pedro and Nico that Nigel has captured Jewel, and decides to mount a rescue, using Luiz as a steed.

Blu and company follow Nigel to Carnival. Spotting Linda, Blu is briefly torn, but decides to focus on saving Jewel. Once he finds her, he tries to set her free, but is caged himself by Nigel, along with Rafael, Pedro, and Nico. They are placed in the smugglers' plane, along with all the other captured birds. Fernando tries to let Blu and Jewel out before the flight, but Nigel and Marcel stop him.

During the flight, Blu rigs a bungee cord to a fire extinguisher to bust open his cage, allowing for the escape of the others. The plane's door is opened and all the birds escape, except for Blu, who is still scared of flying. As Jewel tries to comfort him, Nigel attacks Blu, pins him down, and attempts to strangle him. Jewel tries to help Blu, but Nigel knocks her into the plane's wall, causing a cage to fall on her wing, injuring it. This angers Blu, and as Nigel mocks them, he notices that the fire extinguisher is nearby. He manages to grab the bungee cord attached to the fire extinguisher, hooks it onto Nigel's foot and sets it off, sending Nigel flying out of the plane and into one of the propellers, causing the plane to fall. Jewel falls out of the plane, and Blu, putting his fears aside, jumps after her. After telling her that he won't let her go, Blu is kissed by Jewel. Blu is overcome by the beating of his heart, opens his wings, and flies, saving himself and Jewel. Flying down to Linda, Tulio and Fernando, Blu convinces Jewel to let Tulio tend to her wing. After Jewel's wing is healed, Blu joins her in the wild, sharing one last goodbye with Linda.

In the final scene, Blu, Jewel (now his mate), and their three chicks, Bia, Carla, and Tiago, fly and sing in their new home.

Rio 2

A few years after the first film, Blu, Jewel, and their three children, Carla, Bia, and Tiago, live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. Blu remains as domesticated as ever and he is reveling in the conveniences of modern life. A perfect day for him is making pancakes for Jewel and their three kids and plopping on the couch to watch a soccer game. He is definitely in his comfort zone, living large and like a human. However, Jewel is concerned that the children are becoming more like humans than birds, and that they may never know how to be birds. When Linda and Tulio discover there might be more Spix's macaws deep in the Amazon, Blu reluctantly agrees to go on a short trip to help find them. Blu tells his buddies of his travel plans, but Nico, Pedro, and Luiz warn him of the myriad dangers that could lie ahead in the wild. But the ever-positive Rafael encourages Blu, reminding him that “a happy wife means a happy life!"

Blu thought the city of Rio was wild, but he didn't experience the true meaning of wild until he traveled to the Amazon. He's a little reluctant to make the journey and not comfortable with it, but he’ll do it for the good of his family. After all, what could go wrong on a family vacation? Before they can begin their journey, Blu has to prepare himself and his family for the journey. To do this, Blu enlists the help of a GPS device, much to Jewel's frustration, to help them navigate across Brazil. He packed other items in his fanny pack as well, such as bug spray, water purifier, band-aids, the All-in-one Adventurer's Knife, and several other kinds of equipment. Blu and his friends and family, take many wrong turns until they reach their destination.

When they arrive in Manaus, they hitch a ride on a riverboat and take a much-needed break from flying. During the ride down the Amazon, Jewel notices Blu is still indecisive about the adventure. She decides to cheer him up by thanking him for coming along. Upon their arrival at Blu's programmed destination, Blu and Jewel meet the locals at the Amazon sanctuary, where they discover, to everyone’s shock, especially Jewel’s, that the leader of the lost flock of Blue Macaws is Jewel’s dad, Eduardo. Initially grateful that Blu has brought Jewel back into Eduardo’s life, the stern patriarch quickly becomes a disapproving father-in-law. Eduardo is very strict with Blu and is unhappy that he has so many ties to humans and human things, like his ever-present fanny pack and GPS system.

As the family settles into this exciting new world, Blu finds his learning curve to be a steep one. He is unable to handle even the most simple and important tasks, like building a nest and foraging for food. Blu not only feels out of place in the jungle, he feels out of place with this entire flock of birds who share his DNA, but none of his lifestyle choices. If meeting a critical father-in-law weren’t enough, Blu must also contend with Jewel’s childhood friend Roberto. Blu feels not only threatened by Roberto, but is frustrated because Roberto seems like the perfect guy. To Blu, the Amazon really feels like the most exotic or foreign place it could for a bird from Minnesota via Rio.

Meanwhile, unknown to Blu, Jewel and their friends, their old enemy Nigel (who actually survived the plane's destruction) is plotting revenge on them with his minions, Gabi the frog and Charlie the anteater. After an arduous "training session" with Eduardo, Blu expresses his worries to Rafael, Pedro and Nico, who tell him to calm down. As they are talking, a masked Nigel walks past them. Due to him being in disguise, Blu does not recognize his old nemesis, and Nigel, right now a little too into his new act, passes Blu without acknowledging him.

Blu tries to make Jewel happy fearing that she's going to leave him, so he searches around the jungle for a Brazil nut (her favorite) for her. But he accidentally steps into the Red Macaw Tribe's territory. Not happy about this, Felipe, the head of the tribe, sets off a bet to decide who keeps the entire Brazil nut grove. Both tribes head to the Pit of Doom for a decisive soccer match. Blu ends up in the game and although he did quite well, trying to prove himself for the tribe, he ends up scoring for the other team, much to everyone's disappointment. Blu then tells Jewel he doesn't belong in the Amazon and wants to go home, but Jewel tries to reason with him that maybe the Amazon is home, not Rio. They both then have an argument, and Jewel then tells him that he has to figure what he wants to do and to start thinking about them instead of himself. He then leaves with his fanny pack and GPS heading towards Linda and Tulio's camp.

Blu flies to Linda and Tulio's camp in the jungle, but only to say goodbye, because he has decided to stay with his family in the Amazon. However, he is followed by Roberto, who now thinks he's a traitor. They're both surprised to see a logging harvester destroying the jungle. Blu saves Roberto, who is frozen in fear of the humans. After seeing Roberto panicking, Blu slaps him across the face, telling him to "snap out of it" and to warn the tribe while he finds Linda and Tulio. Blu manages to find Linda and Tulio and untie them from a tree before coming across the loggers and their destruction of the Jungle.

Blu later returns to the tribe to hear that Jewel won't leave without him, and he touches his beak with her's as they reunite. Blu then convinces the entire tribe that his knowledge of humans is, for once, useful to them, and together they decide to fight. Blu, Jewel, Eduardo, and all the other blue macaws then attack the loggers (Eduardo allowing Blu to take the lead), quickly gaining the upper hand. Eventually, the Scarlet Macaw tribe and the other animals come to help them fight the loggers. When all seems well, Blu spots Big Boss, the head logger, setting some dynamite to blow up the tress. Blu grabs the dynamite and flies it upwards. However, as he does so, a masked Nigel pursues and attacks him, revealing himself to Blu just as the dynamite explodes. However, both Blu and Nigel survive the explosion, and end up tangled in vines, upside down and unconscious. When they both regain consciousness, Nigel attacks Blu and they have a feather fight. Gabi tries to shoot Blu with a dart that has her poison on it, but it accidentally hits Nigel. Blu rejoins his family, and Nigel gives a death speech before seemingly dying. Gabi, saddened by Nigel's "death," drinks some her own poison and seemingly dies. However, it is revealed by Bia that Gabi is not poisonous at all. Nigel, still alive, charges toward Blu and his family in one last attempt for vengeance. Blu shields Bia and Tiago with his wings looking on with worry and fear, but Gabi grabs Nigel so they can be together. Blu then looks at Jewel before shrugging his shoulders and flying away with his family.

In the end, Blu, Jewel, and their family and friends all celebrate together and Blu decides he might feel at home in the Amazon after all, but they're going to spend summers back in Rio.

Rio: Snakes Alive!

In between the first and second films, Blu visits Linda at the Blu Bird Sanctuary, where she has made him waffles. While there, he hears that the Sanctuary is in danger of being sold. He flies back to his family, and tells them. Jewel suggests they could live in the wild, which worries Blu. Instead, he suggests they raise the money to save the Sanctuary themselves. After explaining to his family what money is (to the best of his knowledge), Blu has the idea to go and see Luiz, reasoning that since the bulldog has lived in the city all his life, he would know how to get money.

Luiz turns out to have next to no ideas about how to get money. After hearing a bald man admit he would "pay a million dollars" for something that could grow his hair back, Blu suggests they find something that does just that. Luiz then tells them the story of a lost civilization that supposedly had an elixir that could regrow hair, hidden inside the Pedra Da Gavea, a cliff face that resembles a human head. Blu and Jewel decide to go and investigate the monument, leaving the kids with Rafael, Nico and Pedro.

As they near the mountain, Blu is scared by a baby bat named Basil, who is himself scared by Blu, causing him to drop his stick, "Jeffrey". Basil's family arrive, and, believing Jeffrey to be one of their clan, go after Blu and Jewel. Blu and Jewel enter the Pedra Da Gavea through a small hole, and they find a small amount of elixir left. They are then attacked by the bats (Who had been directed there by Nigel), which inadvertantly causes a cave-in, trapping Blu and Jewel.

Bia, Carla and Tiago then arrive, having slipped away from their babysitters, calming the bats by explaining who "Jeffrey" is, and that they returned him. Blu is at first glad to hear from them, then yells at them for following. Bia deciphers some heiroglyphics, finding what seems to be a way out. However, they accidentally release Ssssalbatore, who attacks them. Blu tries to distract Ssssalbatore, but is flung outside. Ssssalbatore follows, smashing through the rock. When the giant anaconda corners the blue macaw family, Blu tells them he loves them. The bats then attack Ssssalbatore, and Blu joins in, covering the snake's eyes. Ssssalbatore slithers down to Rio, with Blu (his talon stuck in one of his scales) hanging on for dear life. Jewel manages to get Blu free just before Ssssalbatore drops into the ocean.

The next day, Blu and his family lead Linda and Tulio to the cave, where the bat clan has taken roost. At first disappointed that the elixir is gone, Blu and his family are ecstatic when Tulio discovers that the bats are an undiscovered species, and that he and Linda can get grants to study them, saving the sanctuary. Blu thanks his children for saving him and Jewel, adding that he doesn't know whether to be mad at their babysitters for letting them get away, or thank them.


Blu has dark blue feathers and brown eyes. He has white facial markings around his eyes with a ring of darker feathers around them. He is taller, larger, and not quite as slender as his mate. Unlike Jewel, he sports a feather ruffle on the back and sides of his neck, with some extra feathers in the front. Blu also has three short feathers on the back of his head. His beak and talons are gray, and he has a long tail.

Personality and Traits

Shy, socially awkward, and smart, he says things that are the last thing on his mind and can even make you laugh. He can't express himself and his feelings very well sometimes. But if the girl of his dreams is in trouble, he will risk it all to save her, even if it costs his life (he jumps out of the plane for Jewel, knowing very well he would probably die). He's one-of-a-kind and proud of it. Despite being awkward, unable to express himself and even a bit clumsy with words, he is very softhearted, sweet, handsomely cute, super smart, and because of his colourful courage and bravery, Blu will never give up on anything. Even when Nigel digs his talons deep in Blu's throat, he puts away his own pain to focus on Jewel's broken wing. Blu is always organised and well prepared for trips, and prefers the easiest option. He is hesitant to venture into the wild, but will do it for the sake of his family.

In Rio 2, it can be seen that fatherhood has had a profound effect on Blu's personality. He is a kind, loving father who cares deeply for his children, as shown by his constant worry for the sake of their well-being (such as taking away the match Tiago had in the opening scenes). Nevertheless, he loves to have fun with his children, pretending to play soccer when Tiago throws a blueberry at him. He works his hardest to give his family the best, lovingly cooking pancakes for them and putting his own comfort aside to travel to the Amazon. He is also very sweet to Jewel, always protecting her and promising to do whatever it takes to help her.

Primary Relationships

Blu and Jewel

Blu lived in Minnesota for fifteen years under the care of Linda. After Tulio, an ornithologist, tells Linda that he is the last male of his kind, he travels to Rio and meets Jewel. Shy and socially awkward, his impression and approach to Jewel was misunderstood. But later on, she warms up to him during their adventure together. The two had three baby chicks, Bia, Carla, and Tiago, who appear at the end of Rio, and once again in Rio 2.

Additional Info

Blu felt concerned about Jewel. Though she often acted hostile towards him, he would act in a friendly manner. After their dance duet, Blu nervously tried to admit his feelings toward her. When the chain was removed, he was unhappy at the fact they would have to part. This caused an argument between him and Jewel, after which he angrily walks away. After hearing Jewel had been captured, however, he goes to rescue her, passing up the chance to be reunited with Linda to do so. When an injured Jewel falls out of the smugglers' plane, Blu puts his fears aside and jumps after her while still not knowing how to fly. As a result of his actions, he finally wins her heart through his selfless sacrifice.

In Rio 2, Blu is a loving and devoted husband to Jewel. In spite of his own misgivings, he agrees to take the family to the Amazon, just to make her happy. He even admits he would do anything for her. Once they reach the Amazon, Blu starts to feel threatened by Jewel's childhood friend, Roberto, fearing that he may steal her away. On his friends' advice, he decides to "bird up" and get Jewel a Brazil nut as a surprise (which results in the soccer match between the blue and red macaws). When Blu airs his grievances to Jewel about staying in the Amazon, they briefly argue, with Blu saying that the jungle isn't home. Blu leaves for Linda's position, but only to say goodbye, having decided that Jewel and the kids are more important. After encountering the loggers, he returns to Jewel, the two affectionally touching beaks, glad to see each other again. After the loggers are defeated, Blu assures Jewel that he is fully prepared to spend his life in the jungle. After a spider scares him, Jewel suggests they spend summers in Rio. Blu responds by saying "You're my one and only, Jewel."

Blu and Linda

Linda is Blu's best friend. Back in Minnesota, they would do everything together, hardly ever parting. When Blu joins Jewel in the jungle, he and Linda share one of their special "fist bumps" as a farewell to each other.

In Rio 2, they are shown to still be quite close; Linda waves to Blu when she is interviewed on TV, and gave him a fanny pack at some point. A image shown on the news depicts Blu and Jewel at Linda and Tulio's wedding, Blu perched on Linda's arm. When they reach the Amazon, Blu suggests that they find Linda and Tulio, but is shot down by Jewel. After deciding to stay in the jungle, Blu goes to Linda and Tulio's camp to say goodbye. He later frees Linda and Tulio from being tied to a tree by the loggers (After Linda alerted him with a bird call). After the loggers are repelled, he and Linda share a fist bump. When Linda and Tulio are interviewed by a news reporter about making the Amazon a wildlife reserve, Blu is perched on Linda's arm, and squawks in agreement when Linda declares they will protect the jungle and it's inhabitants together.

Secondary Relationships


While still frightened of the toucan's twenty-one kids and mate, Blu often takes Rafael's advice, respecting his wisdom and intelligence. It is Rafael's words of encouragement that motivated Blu to go on the journey to the Amazon. Blu turns to Rafael (and Nico and Pedro) for advice, voicing his personal thoughts about the Amazon, Eduardo and Roberto. Rafael comforts Blu and is there for him, reminding him that 'a happy wife is a happy life!'. It's shown in both the second movie and the Rio: Snakes Alive! novel that Blu and Jewel trust Rafael enough to let him babysit Carla, Bia, and Tiago.

Nico and Pedro

Nico and Pedro are the first friends Blu makes in Rio, and he treats them as such, even though their advice on courting Jewel failed miserably. Blu turns to the pair (along with Rafael) for advice on the Amazon, and considers them as close friends. Despite their recklessness, Blu still trusts Nico and Pedro enough to let them babysit his kids, shown in the Rio: Snakes Alive! novel.


When they first meet, Blu is disturbed by Tulio's attempts to "communicate" with him, and doesn't take kindly to the good doctor throwing him across the room in an attempt to make him fly. Blu also doesn't care for Tulio's attempts to make him look "irresistible," quickly smoothing out his fluffed-up head feathers. Nevertheless, Blu admires Tulio for his work to protect the birds of Brazil, trusting him to heal Jewel's wing.


Nigel is Blu's arch-nemesis. When they first met, Nigel was posing as a "sick bird," and responded to Blu's "Get well soon" with an evil glare, which made Blu cringe. Since Nigel's true evil nature was revealed, Blu developed a rivalry with the cockatoo, and took an immense disliking to him. Blu later classifies Nigel's "Pretty Bird" song as "scary, but not cool." When Nigel injures Jewel, Blu once again denounces him as "not cool," before blasting him out of the plane, and into it's engine. They are both still enemies, and Nigel is also an enemy of Jewel, Blu's mate. Blu still has nightmares about Nigel.

In Rio 2, Nigel seeks revenge on Blu for defeating and humiliating him in the first film. Twice, Blu fails to recognize him in his leaf disguise, but when the disguise falls away, he instantly realizes who he is.


Blu is initially terrified of Luiz, thinking he is a rabid dog. Once this is revealed to be a joke, Blu generally treats him with friendliness, though he is repulsed by the bulldog's drool. In Rio 2, Blu and Jewel are shown to still not entirely trust Luiz, as Blu voiced his concerns when Rafael tells him and Jewel that he left Luiz babysitting the kids. 

Bia, Carla, and Tiago

Blu has three children together with Jewel: Bia, Carla, and Tiago. He has a very close relationship with them, and is a very responsible and loving father. He loves them so much that he would be have been prepared to leave the comforts of Rio forever, so that they and Jewel would be happy. He seems to have the closest relationship with Bia, possibly because she is most like him, personality-wise, despite her being much less timid than him.


Eduardo and Blu do not get off to a good start when they meet each other. As Eduardo's son-in-law, Blu didn't make the best first impression to his father-in-law. It looks as if Eduardo is not really happy with the relationship between Blu and his daughter Jewel. Things get worse when Eduardo learns that Blu is a "pet." In private, Blu denounces Eduardo to his friends as a "total nut job" and was annoyed every time he would compare him with Roberto, though he still strives to earn his approval. Eventually, Blu earns Eduardo's respect after he leads the tribe in repelling the loggers.


Blu's aunt-in-law, Mimi is the only member of Jewel's family who accepts Blu as her niece's mate. She welcomes Blu and Jewel into the Spix's macaw tribe with open wings, and smooths over the conflict between Blu and Eduardo. Mimi reminds her younger brother that he must accept and honor Jewel's choice of mate, despite what he may think of his son-in-law. 


When Blu meets Jewel's childhood friend, he is uncomfortable at the past relationship between his mate and Roberto. It seems as though Roberto can do almost anything Blu can't, and he has a more beautiful singing voice. Roberto has more confidence and can easily charm females, making Blu feel incredibly inadequate. Blu is afraid that Jewel will fall for Roberto, and that got worse every time Eduardo compared the two. When Roberto becomes paralyzed with fear over the loggers, Blu slaps him and takes charge of the situation.


When Blu first met Felipe, Blu was perturbed when Felipe called him Eduardo's "sidekick" and "nurse." Once Felipe and his friends left, Blu commented that they seemed nice. When he accidentally trespasses into the red macaws' territory, he is intimidated by Felipe and his friends, and tries to talk his way out, but fails, making things worse by accidentally hitting Felipe with a tree branch. He can't help but snort when Felipe brings up the Pit of Doom. When Blu gets into the soccer game, he accidentally passes the ball to Felipe, who mocks him for it. During the battle against the loggers, Blu joins Felipe in kicking Brazil nuts at them.


Not much interaction is shown between Blu and Tiny (known as the Green Bird in the first film). However, in the second film, Luiz gave the kids to Tiny to babysit, Blu does not trust Tiny to Babysit the kids, even though the two became friends over the years.

Abilities and Skills

  • Mimicking Sounds (shown during the intro credits of Rio)
    • He was seen mimicking a clock alarm, a ringtone, and a car alarm when waking Linda up. Shortly after, he mimicked the sound of a police car's siren while riding on his toy car.
    • Later, he was seen mimicking a dog's bark while (along with Jewel) being chased by Nigel, Armando, and Tipa.
  • Typing (shown during the intro credits of Rio)
  • Reading (shown during the intro credits of Rio)
  • Writing and Math (shown during the intro credits of Rio)
    • Blu has been shown to caculate flying skills, even though it fails.
    • He also draws out a design of his plan to break off the chain for Jewel, but he didn't plan ahead and ended up grabbing onto the rope as the rock fell down.
  • Dancing
  • Singing
    • He sings along to one word to Lionel Richie's Academy-award-winning "Say You, Say Me," along with it, sings a verse in "Real in Rio," and sings a verse of "What Is Love" with Jewel during the New Year's Eve party.
  • Skateboarding
    • During Carnival, he jumps on a skateboard, enabling him to make his way through the parade, fast.
    • He can also do skateboard tricks that professionals do.
    • No other bird in Rio can use a skateboard (or know what a skateboard even is)
    • He could have gotten the skill from using his toy car back in Minnesota
  • Human Intelligence
    • He worked with Linda in the bookstore. He is smarter than other birds, as shown by him reading many books over the years.
    • He can also open bird cages easily; At the smugglers' hideout, when Jewel was trying to get out the cage he just opened it without trouble, and said that it's just a standard flip slide bolt lock.
  • Flying Straight with Jewel (Angry Birds Rio only)
    • Without Jewel, he takes advantage of his inability, and flaps his wings around causing moderate damage to his foes.
  • Flying
    • He learns to fly near the end of the first movie. He can also fly in Rio 2.
    • In the second film near the end, he also learns to fly backwards.
  • Brushing (shown during the intro credits of Rio and just outside Roberto's Nest in Rio 2)
    • He was putting toothpaste on a toothbrush and used it to brush his beak.
  • Toasting
    • Blu knows how to toast a bread by using a toaster, seen during the intro credits of Rio.
  • Acrobatics
    • He was showing mostly his agility and balance. Like doing some stunts to get around in Linda's house and climbing up to the tree fort.
  • Talons
    • He uses his talons to hold and grab things, such as holding a cup of water to wash down the toothpaste, drinking hot chocolate (this is a factual error, as like it is for dogs, chocolate is toxic for macaws), and tying a bungee cord to Nigel's leg to save Jewel.
  • Fist Bump (shown during the intro and end credits of Rio and after driving the loggers away in Rio 2)
    • It's a handshake that he and Linda do, though he uses his foot; birds don't have hands, and can only use their feet for this kind of thing.
  • Playing Dead
    • He can act like he's dead, albeit with some overly-exaggerated death throes.
  • Fire Extinguisher Mechanism
    • Blu was seen using a fire extinguisher to free himself from Nigel's grasp, pulling out the safety pin from the fire extinguisher, which sends Nigel blasting out of the plane.
  • Riding Toy Car
  • Cooking
  • Strength
    • Blu can carry Jewel or two of his children without any difficulty. He can also carry Nigel and several sticks of dynamite in the air (with some difficulty).
  • Soccer
    • In Rio 2, he is shown to be great soccer player, both at breakfast (using a blueberry as a ball) and during the "War" game at the Pit of Doom.
  • GPS Operation
    • In Rio 2, Blu uses a GPS during the family's trip to the Amazon.
  • Beak Strength
    • In Rio 2, Eduardo teaches Blu how to free himself from rope or vine using his beak. Blu finds this useful, as he helps untie Linda and Tulio from the tree when the loggers capture them. Also, after Nigel was struck by Gabi's poison dart, Blu frees himself and Nigel by biting through the vines they were hanging from.
  • Speed
    • Blu is shown to have considerable flying speed in Rio 2.


  • In many promotional ads for the movie, and on soundtrack, DVD and Blu-ray covers, Blu is shown wearing several different outfits ranging from hats to a scarf but he never wears these in the film. These were designed to be promotional images.
  • It is likely that Blu is loosely based off of Presley, a real-life Spix's macaw that lived with a Colorado family until 2002 when the Brazilian government ordered the family to transfer the animal to a zoo in Brazil for conservation purposes. Tragically, Presley died in 2014, leaving behind no offspring to help save the Spix's Macaw species.
  • He claims that once in a while he pees in the bird bath, but birds can't technically urinate.
  • Tyler Blu Gunderson is the real name of a person from Australia.
  • In the second scene of the movie, Blu jumps on the keyboard of Linda's computer. The password is known to be "92v]ia."
  • Blu can sometimes be bad mannered, like when he was brushing his teeth with Linda: he drank a cup of water to wash down the toothpaste, but instead of spitting it out, he swallowed it and burped, which Linda found disgusting.
  • When Blu and Jewel arrived at Luiz's Garage, the saw сut off the feather on Blu's head, but on the next scene it has reappeared.
  • He was seen drinking a cup of hot chocolate and eating chocolate chip cookies off a plate (even dunking one in his chocolate). This is a factual error, as like it is for dogs, chocolate is toxic to macaws and other birds.
  • Even though Blu was born in Rio, he didn't want to go there, maybe because he liked it in Moose Lake, forgot he lived there, or had no memory of being born in Rio. It is unknown which is real reason. It could even be a combination of the three.
  • His name refers to his blue feathers, though in his name, the letter "E" is dropped.
  • He and Linda lived together for fifteen years.
  • Blu has an image of his face on the Blu Bird Sanctuary (which was also named in his honor).
  • When Blu arrived in Rio, Nico tells him he does not look like a tourist. This might be a play on the fact that Spix's Macaws are endemic to Brazil.
  • When Blu is put in Jewel's cage with an afro-like hairstyle to try and impress her, it is actually accurate, as macaws puff up their head feathers so their partners cannot resist preening them.
  • He said that once in a while he picks his beak which is similar to nose-picking, but birds can't technically pick their beaks.
  • The fate of Blu's parents remains unknown.
  • Blu was originally to be voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. However, he had other commitments outside production, and was replaced by Jesse Eisenberg. He was asked during the filming of The Social Network if he would do his voice recording on the weekends; he agreed after reading the script, saying, "It was the perfect antidote to get out of the mindset of my character in Social Network who was so severe, and in some ways so joyless."
  • Blu claims to know about the food chain by watching Animal Planet.
  • In Rio 2, Blu meets Jewel's childhood friend, Roberto, and becomes jealous, fearing Jewel may wish to rekindle their relationship which got worse everytime Eduardo would compare the two.
  • In Rio 2, Blu also meets Jewel's father, Eduardo, who is the leader of the remaining Spix's Macaw clan who have been hiding in the Amazon Rain forest and Eduardo's sister, Mimi.
  • Currently, Blu can only open a Brazil nut with a Swiss army knife.
  • In Rio 2, Blu carries around a fanny pack that keeps his belongings, such as a map.
  • Blu's name in the Russian version of the movies is "Голубчик" (Golubchik).
  • In Rio 2, Blu uses a GPS that utilizes voice recognition. It is never explained how this works, as no human in the movie can understand Blu when he talks.
  • As of Rio 2, Blu is approximately nineteen years old.
  • Blu doesn't like nuts, according to Jewel in Rio 2.
  • In one of the original storyboards for the breakfast scene at the beginning of Rio 2, Blu was far more accepting of a trip to the Amazon, wholeheartedly agreeing after being persuaded by Jewel.
  • In Rio: Match 3 Party, Blu will sometimes tell the player to "roll up their sleeves" when poked. He then asks if that is something humans do. Given how he was raised by Linda, it is logical to conclude that Blu has seen her do just that, making his question rather silly.



  • "This is the life."
  • "The perfect marshmallow to cocoa ratio."
  • "One, two, three, four, five, six."
  • "Very funny, real mature."
  • "Throw all the snowballs you want."
  • "I'm protected by this magical forcefield, called glass."
  • "It's what keeps us so toasty and warm in here."
  • "While you're out there freezing your... classy."
  • "Linda... a little help here.Linda!"
  • "I did not get that at all."
  • "What kind of doctor are you?"
  • "Natural instincts!"
  • "There's nothing natural about being thrown halfway across a room."
  • "Well, I'll show him."
  • "I can do this."
  • "I just have to work out the physics."
  • "I have quadrated my vector angles."
  • "I have adjusted for wind shear."
  • "Positive reinforcement... good."
  • "Okay, let's see... flaps open, perfect."
  • "Landing gear, check."
  • "Tail flaps, operational, and, actually... not bad."
  • "This is it... let's fly."
  • "Just keep it simple."
  • "Thrust, lift, drag, weight."
  • "Thrust, lift, drag... wait!"
  • "Oh, right yeah."
  • "I... am not... from here."
  • "Really, I don't."
  • "Oh no, this is just SPF 3000."
  • "Actually, I'm just here to meet, uh... a girl."
  • "Right."
  • "What?"
  • "No, no. Wait!"
  • "No, no, no, that's okay."
  • "No no, guys, really, I'm fine. The cage is great, love the cage." *hugging the cage bars*
  • "Yes, yes, been..."
  • "And to you, as well."
  • "Get well soon"
  • "She did that?! Charming."
  • "Okay, I wanna go home now!"
  • "Help! Help! Let me out of here!"
  • "Linda!!!"
  • "Hello?"
  • "Um, 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."
  • "You're standing on my throat."
  • "Thanks. I need my throat for talking. So, thank you."
  • "Hi, my name is Blu."
  • "Like the cheese with the mold on it. You know, that smells really bad."
  • "That's stupid, stupid, stupid."
  • "Wait, wait, wait."
  • "For what? Wow. Okay."
  • "Confidence. Crazy love hawk."
  • "Wait, wait, wait."
  • "What? What you wanted me to."
  • "But just for argument's sake, uh, what are you doing?"
  • "Yeah, escape, that's where I was going with that thing I just did."
  • "No! It's not what you think."
  • "I know how my feather looks, but I am not that kind of bird."
  • "Okay, I had nothing to do with that."
  • "But, you have to admit it's actually a pretty good song."
  • "Excuse me, please, I am trying to sleep."
  • "Naturally."
  • "Yeah, sing it, Lionel."
  • "Help me!"
  • "Excuse me."
  • "Please, I'm trying to sleep."
  • "Escape? Why? This cage is awesome."
  • "Pet? Did you just call me a pet?"
  • "For the record, I am not a pet, I am a companion."
  • "And you know what, do whatever you want, because tomorrow morning,
  • "Linda will come for me, and this whole nightmare will be over."
  • "Yeah, well, that human has given me love and affection for the past 15 years, whereas my own kind tries to strangle me after 15 seconds!"
  • "Of course you can trust humans.
  • "Jewel? Jewel?"
  • "Hi, there."
  • "Okay. There's no place like home, there's no place like home."
  • "Oh, how I wish I was back in my cage with my mirror, and my swing, and my little bell."
  • "How I miss my little bell."
  • "What? I don't need to play dead."
  • "I'm about to have a heart attack!"
  • "Fine."
  • "Oh, come on, it's the twitching that sells it."
  • "Jewel!"
  • "That was your plan? To take off and leave me? Gee, thanks."
  • "Pull it together, the key is not to panic."
  • "I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to me."
  • "But it's okay, because any minute now, Linda will find us."
  • "Yeah. I mean, no."
  • "Not cool man! Scary, but not cool!"
  • "Hey, are you okay?"
  • "Wait. What are you doing?"
  • "Stop! Stop! Why don't you just open the door?"
  • "What? It's just a standard flip slide bolt."
  • "I can't..."
  • "I can't fly!"
  • "It didn't matter before now!"
  • "Yes, I can't fly, I pick my beak, and once in a while, I pee in the birdbath. Happy?"
  • "Wait, wait. Listen to me. Flying may not be my thing, but walking is."
  • "Follow my lead, inside leg, outside leg!"
  • "inside, outside, inside, outside!"
  • "See? I'm bilingual, too!"
  • "Actually, there are about forty different species of flightless birds."
  • "No, ducks can fly."
  • "Hold on!"
  • Blu; "What was that?"
  • "And that?"
  • "Right. Yeah."
  • "Is that a spider on my back?"
  • "Safe? Safe? We are in the jungle!"
  • "You know when people say, 'It's a jungle out there'?"
  • "Well, I'm pretty sure they don't mean it as a good thing."
  • "Hey, don't talk to me about nature."
  • "I watch Animal Planet."
  • "I know all about the food chain."
  • "You see, you see, out here I'm just an hor d'oeuvres."
  • "Nothing more than a feathery spring roll."
  • "No, I don't think so."
  • "I would feel much more comfortable on something... man made."
  • "Hey, how about up there?"
  • "Drag me? Watch and learn."
  • "Who's dragging who's butt now?"
  • "You see, who needs flying?"
  • "I don't know, sounds a little lonely."
  • "I'm going to be up a little while."
  • "I'm still on Minnesota time."
  • "Good night Jewel."
  • "Good night Linda."
  • "Positive, check out my math."
  • "Right. Then we can go and find Linda."
  • "Fine, deal."
  • "I think something is watching us."
  • "Come here."
  • "Help."
  • "We're more like acquaintance-birds."
  • "Yeah. I mean, if..."
  • "What is it with this kid and the feathers?"
  • "Just how far is this Luiz?"
  • "And how long as the macaw walks?"
  • "Not all birds fly."
  • "There are ostriches"
  • "Not technically, but..."
  • "I've changed my mind, yeah."
  • "Maybe we can find a bus schedule or something."
  • "Okay, yeah. Yeah, sure."
  • "Yeah, yeah. I mean, it's not like we're hurling ourselves offa mountain or something. Right?"
  • "What?"
  • "Yeah. Fun."
  • "What?"
  • "But this doesn't seem aerodynamically possible."
  • "Easy?"
  • "Easy for you to say."
  • "Because from here it looks really, really hard."
  • "Okay. You're right."
  • "This is for Linda."
  • "Keep it simple."
  • "Thrust, lift, drag..."
  • "Wait!"
  • "inside, outside, inside, outside."
  • "I can do it. I can do it."
  • "I can't do it."
  • "Am I dead?"
  • "Wow! This is incredible."
  • "This is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!"
  • "Yes... I do feel it."
  • "Sorry, sorry, sorry."
  • "We're gonna die!"
  • "Last of the species here!"
  • "Hey. Wait up."
  • "I would love to go five minutes without almost getting killed."
  • "Is that too much to ask?"
  • "No, it's not what you think. We're just chained together."
  • "What's wrong with this level?"
  • "This is the coolest place I've ever seen, despite all the obvious health code violations."
  • "What are you talking about, haven't you been listening?"
  • "That was meant for you."
  • "Thank you!"
  • "Man, we threw down!"
  • "Cheese and sprinkles."
  • "It's a Minnesota thing."
  • "Don't worry. I got it."
  • "Is it hot?"
  • "I think I'm sweating."
  • "I didn't even think that was biologically possible, and yet, look!"
  • "Yeah."
  • "I have beautiful eyes."
  • "Right, yeah. Your eyes, your eyes are great, not mine."
  • "I mean, mine are okay."
  • "But yours, I bet you can see right through them."
  • "Jewel."
  • "I've been wanting to tell you that i..."
  • "After you."
  • "Please, I insist."
  • "Okay."
  • "Yeah. Quite an adventure."
  • "Yes."
  • "Tiny-soda? Wait, Minnesota."
  • "That's very funny actually."
  • "inside, outside, inside, outside!"
  • "What?"
  • "Are you sure this is safe?"
  • "Gross."
  • "But I'm free."
  • "Jewel! Jewel! We're free!"
  • "Slimy, but free."
  • "Contaminated probably, but free."
  • "Can you believe it's finally... over."
  • "Nothing. Everything is perfect."
  • "You'll be off to the rainforest... I'll be back with Linda just like we planned."
  • "That you'd come to Minnesota? Great, I guess I'll knit you a scarf."
  • "Look, Jewel, I can't spend my life walking around following you wherever you're going."
  • "You want honesty, fine, I can be honest!"
  • "I don't belong here... in fact, I never wanted to come here in the first place."
  • "And you know what...I hate samba!"
  • "Yeah, I said it... every song sounds exactly the same."
  • "Tico-taco, ya ya ya, tico-taco, ya ya ya!"
  • "I'm tico-taco out of here."
  • "Rafael quit following me."
  • "You're going in the wrong direction."
  • "Isn't Carnival that way?"
  • "Stop! Just tell me what happened."
  • "This is all my fault... let's fly."
  • "Luiz, please!"
  • "Rescue first. Freak later."
  • "Linda! Linda? Wait."
  • "Let's go get Jewel."
  • "There they are! That's the float!"
  • "Hey, Jewel."
  • "I'm not gonna let you out of here."
  • "I've got three of the roughest, meanest, craziest birds in all of Rio right behind me!"
  • "I'm gonna pop this cage open like a soda can."
  • "Hurry. We got to help the others."
  • "Go! Go! Go!"
  • "Wait, Wait, Wait!"
  • "Not cool, man. Not cool!"
  • "I'm not gonna let you go!"
  • "We're chained to each other birds, remember?"
  • "Wow! Yeah! I'm flying! I'm really flying."
  • "I'm not an ostrich!"

Rio 2

  • "Sorry sir...I mean ma'am."
  • "Love the 'stache."
  • "Sorry there was a turtle working at the coconut stand."
  • "Shutting it down."
  • "Oh I got a text."
  • "Wait, me? Er... what's a song if you can't hear it too?"
  • "Oh, that wasn't a move, that was just an accident, but I accept the compliment."
  • "Looks like you're stuck with me all night."
  • "That's a good thing, since I'm the only other one."
  • "Raffi, where are the kids?"
  • "Uh...worries, right here."
  • "Luiz, where are the kids?"
  • "Our kids!"
  • "Tiny?!"
  • "Guys, what is this?"
  • "Guys, you know the rules."
  • "No pyrotechnics without adult supervision."
  • "That's even worse. Sorry Tiny."
  • "Kids, next time, ask me."
  • "No I don't."
  • "Okay, honey do I always say no?"
  • "Listen we are the last blue spix's macaws on the planet we have to stay safe."
  • "Birds of blue feathers..."
  • "Well, this year's off to a great start."
  • "And with the blueberries, it's four times as tasty!"
  • "Hey, where are the blueberries?"
  • "Bring it." 
  • "It's down to the final minutes."
  • "He's got magic in his feet, he shoots, he scores!"
  • "Goal! Oh yeah! I got it! I'm good."
  • "Hey honey, you hungry?"
  • "Oh, did we? So what you got there?"
  • "That's funny but seriously what is that?"
  • "Hey, it hasn't been that bad."
  • "We do?"
  • "Whoa...whoa, whoa, whoa, we can't just pack up and go."
  • "Uh, I don't no, uh maybe."
  • "Hey, wait a second."
  • "It's okay Luiz, good to see you too."
  • "Oh, no, no, I'm not here to audition. I have news. I am going to the Amazon...yay."
  • "Wait, how wild?"
  • "I'm not going."
  • "It's not like it's forever..."
  • "See you in a couple of weeks!"
  • "Okay, bug spray, check, water purifier, check, band aids... I feel like I'm forgetting something."
  • "Ah ah ah, that's not for you."
  • "Actually Bia those stories are highly exaggerated."
  • "Yeah, I need it for the GPS."
  • "Oh wait the GPS!"
  • "Check this out, the voice recognition makes it totally fool proof."
  • "Find Linda and Tulio."
  • "Yes I do."
  • "Wait, we didn't do a head count!"
  • "Guys, wait up!"
  • "Great, thanks a lot, GPS lady."
  • "Slower! Slower! Waaah!"
  • "Here we are, kids - the gateway to the Amazon."
  • "You need a breath mint."
  • "Yeah, bye."
  • "I would do anything for you. You know that, right?"
  • "Tiago Gunderson, listen to your mother."
  • "Guys remember birds of a...whatever."
  • "See it worked like a charm, here we are!"
  • "Oh, these things have a margin of error."
  • "You guys stay put and I'll look around."
  • "Um, Jewel, where are you? Kids? Jewel?"
  • "Okay guys..."
  • "Good one guys, very funny, good, great, witty..."
  • "I am an American citizen, you savage!"
  • "I demand to see my ambassador!"
  • "I know my rights! I know my rights!"
  • "Back, you barbarian!"
  • "Yeah, that's right! It's a spoon and a fork!"
  • "Be afraid, be very afraid!"
  • "Okay, we're going to need some name tags."
  • "Those are breath mints."
  • "Not that you need them but they're good. You Eat them."
  • "No, not the whole box!"
  • "Get that...out of your...mouth!"
  • "Daddy?"
  • "Well, it sure is nice to meet you, sir."
  • "Kids, go easy on old Pop-Pop."
  • "Actually, I'm Blu."
  • "No really that's my name."
  • "Hi, hey, I am Jewel's significant other."
  • "Juju?"
  • "That's adorable. I love doing nicknames."
  • "You never mentioned any Roberto."
  • "Oh well actually..."
  • "Jewel? Jewel? Ow!"
  • "Yeah, we should get some rest. Find a local inn or B&B near by."
  • "Thank you but were fine, besides, our whole family couldn't possibly fit in your bachelor pad."
  • "Real estate must be pretty cheap around here."
  • "I bet you did."
  • "Tiago caref..."
  • "Wait, what's changing?"
  • "Honey, stop. That tickles."
  • "Tiago?!"
  • "Good morning sir."
  • "Why did you let me sleep in?"
  • "Yeah but..."
  • "No No No sweetheart I just brushed my..."
  • "There, ready."
  • "Oh, this is a fanny pack."
  • "Woah, woah! Joining the tribe?"
  • "He doesn't actually think we're moving to the jungle, does he?"
  • "Alright, you win. I will leave the fanny pack behind... happy wife, happy life."
  • Uh...Yeah. Sure. Bye!"
  • "Oh, you are fast! You a really, really fast! I think I pulled a wing or something... You are fast for an old bird - er, wise bird..."
  • "Wise is what I meant to say which sometimes comes with age but you can be wise and young like you."
  • "Really, when it happens."
  • "Thank you sir."
  • "I thought we were going sightseeing?"
  • "Course he did."
  • "Backwards? Only hummingbirds can fly backwards!"
  • "I'm up! I'm up! Nutty Brazil, Brazil nut trees."
  • "Maybe we should go find Linda..."
  • "Linda is the person who raised me."
  • "It wasn't like that I was a companion."
  • "Linda is family."
  • "They're coming to help."
  • "You don't understand."
  • "I've found Linda and Tulio's coordinates. They're really close."
  • "I know your dad doesn't trust humans."
  • "It should get us there by morning."
  • "He may change his mind."
  • "I thought that was our plan?"
  • "She ate a bug! A BUG!"
  • "Calm down?! We had a plan!"
  • "Find the flock with Linda and Tulio then get home."
  • "But when I mentioned it to her, she completely shut me down."
  • "Oh, and her father? Total nut job!"
  • "He's got this weird thing about humans."
  • "He called me a PET!"
  • "I can't believe he said the "p"word to my face."
  • "It's like he thinks I'm the enemy or something."
  • "Roberto, he is always watching."
  • "He is always hovering around Jewel."
  • "He is always singing something."
  • "I can't compete with that."
  • "I know, happy wife happy life."
  • "That's it!"
  • "I'll be the one to surprise he, breakfast in bed coming up!"
  • "Finally brazil nuts!"
  • "This is my most important tool."
  • "No, this is just a misunderstanding..."
  • "I was getting it for you!"
  • "You don't think I'm capable of doing it?"
  • "I have to stop this."
  • "Eduardo, this is crazy."
  • "We're an intelligent species with advanced problem solving capabilities."
  • "Oh, it's a game! It's just a game!"
  • "Water, anyone?"
  • "Hah, I can do that."
  • "Really?!"
  • "Yes! Yeah, here we go."
  • "Hey, pass it to me, I'm open! I'm wide open! Pass the ball to me!"
  • "I got this!"
  • "I was trying to be one of the tribe."
  • "I guess I'm never gonna be 'the bird' like your dad wants me to be."
  • "How can this be home?"
  • "I have done everything I can to fit in and help out."
  • "But no matter what I do it's wrong!"
  • "That's not home Jewel, maybe for you, but not for me."
  • "Goodbye, Linda."
  • "Goodbye pancakes, goodbye coffee... ugh, goodbye coffee."
  • "What do you even know about humans?"
  • "Come on, Roberto."
  • "Roberto, get out of there."
  • "Snap out of it."
  • "We got one chance to stop this."
  • "I have to find my friends!"
  • "You fly back and warn the others, got it?"
  • "You don't have to."
  • "Look, Eduardo, I might not be the birdliest bird in the flock. But for once, that's a good thing."
  • "You know the jungle, I know humans."
  • "I know that together we can stop them." 
  • "We can't let them take our home."
  • "Sure it's hot and loud and filled with creepy bugs, but it's ours."
  • "Let's fight for it!"
  • "Who's with me?" 
  • "Uh, anybody else?"
  • "Huh. That's my name!"
  • "Yeah I got it, I'm good."
  • "Birds of blue feathers..."
  • "Get them."
  • "Under...over...backwards!"
  • "Good job Tiago!"
  • "That's a Linda."
  • "What are you doing?"
  • "Let go, save yourself!"
  • "Come on let go!" 
  • "Are you crazy?! You will bring both of us down. Let go!" 
  • "Nigel!"
  • "You don't have to do this!"
  • "You kidding me? I am Mr. Jungle." 
  • "You're my one and only one Jewel."

Rio: Snakes Alive!

  • "Gotta go!"
  • "Listen up, everyone! Linda and Tulio are in trouble! They may lose the sanctuary!"
  • "I don't think they'd like the wild very much. Sure, they'd try. It's a nice place to visit for humans, but they wouldn't want to live there, no sir."
  • "We have to figure out a way to help Linda keep the sanctuary!"
  • "Let's hope it doesn't come to that. It's a jungle out there!"
  • "I guess it wouldn't be terrible, but we'd have to be careful! There are things like... terrible, raging waterfalls! What if we fell over one!"
  • "No Bia, not awesome! I mean you have to watch out for like... quicksand!"
  • "No! Not fun! The animals out there can be fierce, like nothing you've ever seen!"
  • "Like I said kids, maybe... meanwhile, I've got a better idea for an adventure we can have right now!"
  • "Not only will it be fun, it will make us all very happy!"
  • "We'll help Tulio and Linda find the money to keep the sanctuary!"
  • "Money. Well... right. I know this one. Linda and I used to run a bookstore."
  • "And if someone wanted something, they'd have to hand over a little plastic card that Linda would swipe in a machine..."
  • "Or... sometimes they'd give us pieces of paper..."
  • "...or these little metal discs. Linda didn't like it if she got too many of those."
  • "But the point is, if you wanted to get something, you needed these things!"
  • "And that's money!"
  • "I have no idea."
  • "But Luiz might! He's lived in this city his whole life! He must have ideas about how to get money!"
  • "Yes-- but we'll have to be careful!"
  • "Stay together everyone! Who knows what we'll find on our way to the city?"
  • "Like a... SNAKE!!!"
  • "Forest Racer. Frogs. I knew that."
  • "Luiz!"
  • "Uh... easy, big guy."
  • "But you don't get paid for chasing things."
  • "Huh- maybe if Linda had something that could grow hair, she could sell it to that one guy for a million bucks!"
  • "Well... uh... if that's the best you've got, I guess it's worth a shot."
  • "An elixir that can restore hair on people, feathers on birds? Can it be real?"
  • "Thanks for agreeing to baby-sit, guys!"
  • "Sorry kids, it's safer here! Last of the species and all that!"
  • *thinking* "And Luiz did say there was a monster guardian..."
  • "Once we're past the fence, we'll take the safest possible path!"
  • "Yeah, I know it's a long-shot, but nothing's more important than saving the sanctuary and keeping us all together."
  • "I really love it when you agree with me."
  • "Luiz wasn't kidding when he said you can't miss it!"
  • "Uphill too! Not that it matters when you're flying, I guess..."
  • "We can do this, Jewel. No matter how hard, no matter what danger lurks ahead!"
  • "Hey, things that eat birds are natural too! And something could happen like... I dunno..."
  • "THAT! LOOK OUT!!!"
  • "I knew that..."
  • "Whew, getting close now! Let's take a breather."
  • "AHHHH!"
  • "Oh gosh! Sorry big guy."
  • "It's just that you kind of snuck up on me! I'm not usually so jumpy, but I've been under some stress lately..."
  • "See my friend Linda..."
  • "His family is coming. I'm sure they'll help him find his stick!"
  • *whispering* "Let's go!"
  • "Or at least part of it."
  • "Part of it? Looks like all of it's true! That must be the elixir!"
  • "Hold it... does that mean the part aabout the monster guardian is true, too? *Ulp*!"
  • "Once we bring Linda and Tulio here, they can sell this stuff and they'll have all the money they need to save the sanctuary!"
  • "There's not much left."
  • "The big problem, is how do we get Linda and Tulio in here? They'll never fit!"
  • "Wait! What about the guardian?"
  • "You're probably right."
  • "Besides, humans wouldn't build something they couldn't get out of! This should be easy."
  • "*Ulp*! But maybe... explore with caution!"
  • "Probably just a big old Forest Racer, right? Nothing to worry about?"
  • "Heh. Silly of me."
  • "I know it's not a real, just a picture, but my heart's hammering so fast, it sounds like a flock of birds."
  • "BATS!"
  • "Really? Jeffrey's that important to you?"
  • "Family? Boy, they take their sticks seriously!"
  • "Jewel!"
  • "Look out!"
  • "Jewel, I must be delirious. I think I hear the kids!"
  • "Good. At least we heard them one last time before resigning ourselves to being trapped forever!"
  • "You guys mean the world to me, and I just want to say..."
  • "What are you doing here?1 You should be home!!!"
  • "An exit? There's a way out?"
  • "Curly... got it! Now what?"
  • "*Ungh*! Just, she says!"
  • "Did it!"
  • "Ha! When a family pulls together, all sorts of doors open up! Doors to happiness! Doors to freedom!"
  • "Doors to... uh... *Ulp*!"
  • "Sure, Bia... but if you don't mind, grab your brother and sister and..."
  • "I s-s-s-symphatize! S-s-s-sometimes I s-s-s-stutter when I'm s-s-s-scared!"
  • "Please tell me you're an unusually large Forest Racer that only f-f-feeds on f-f-frogs."
  • "No, huh?"
  • "Jewel, get the kids out of here!"
  • "I don't care how big he is, I won't let him hurt my family!"
  • "Yeowww!"
  • "Coming through!"
  • "I'm fine... and we're safe! That big snake is never getting through that tiny crack!"
  • "EEEP!"
  • "Stay quiet!"
  • "He's so big and fast I don't want to risk trying to get high enough before he can snatch us!"
  • "But he'll never see us here!"
  • "Please, take me! Let them go! They're my family! Y-you understand about family, don't you?"
  • "I love you, too."
  • "They can't hold him off for long. He'll be back for us!"
  • "I've got to stop him!"
  • "I love my family too much to give up without a fight!"
  • "I did. But this time, I thought I'd try the back of your head."
  • "Stay back! On second thought... HELP!"
  • "N-n-n-no p-p-p-problem! Th-th-thanks!"
  • "Don't worry, I'm too afraid to let go!"
  • "Gangway! I don't know how to steer this thing!"
  • "Big snake coming through!"
  • "I can't! My claw is stuck in his scales!"
  • "Sorry! This incredibly gigantic Anaconda had other ideas!"
  • *thinking* "Ah, Linda, you always know exactly what I'm thinking!"
  • *thinking* "Yes! And when you see it, all your problems will be solved!"
  • "Poppa!"
  • "Oh no! No! The elixir is gone!"
  • "All that and we'll still lose the sanctuary! This is terrible!"
  • "We all did!"
  • "Seriously, your mother and I would still be stuck in that cave-in if you hadn't run from your baby-sitters! I don't know wether to be mad at them for letting you get out, or thank them!"
  • "Hey, whatever happened to those guys?"

Rio 2: The Junior Novel

  • "Oh well..."
  • "Really that's my name."
  • "New Year's, maybe?"
  • "Just putting it out there."
  • "Yeah but-"
  • "What does she mean, she didn't know?"
  • "I don't even belong here."
  • "I can't lose her."
  • "Yeah, you heard her stop it!"
  • "What's to know?"
  • "That was our plan all along."
  • "Where are those things?"
  • "Come on a fanny pack."
  • "Yeah, Rude, violent, borderline psychotic."
  • "I think it's time we headed home."
  • "What are you saying?"
  • "What? We already have a great home in Rio."
  • "I've been trying so hard, Jewel."
  • "But I don't belong in the jungle."
  • "I can't do this anymore."
  • "Roberto! Enough with this guy!"
  • "Oh, and p.s., your father hates me."
  • "Trust me, your family would be very happy if I left!"
  • "Your dad doesn't even know who I am!"
  • "Stu, Drew, Lou or Sue."
  • "I'll never be the bird like Roberto."
  • "Oh I miss this."
  • "What are you talking about?"
  • "Your the one who's Mr. perfect
  • "Perfect voice, perfect dance moves, perfect wingspan."
  • "Think of something."
  • "Where's Jewel?"
  • "The kids."
  • "Sorry-do I know you?"
  • "But spend summers and the occasional weekend back in Rio."
  • "Even if I'm not the only other one."
  • "I'm not sure i believe you."
  • "You should probably come closer."
  • "Closer."
  • "I am going to kiss you now."
  • "To help them find this place."

Rio: Match 3 Party

  • "Let me guess... You're a samba sort of person, right?"
  • "Are you ready to dance the night away?"
  • "Oh! Sorry. I had my head in the clouds."
  • "Let me give you a birds-eye view of my party plan."
  • "Oof! That is a heavy hand you have there."
  • "Put on your dancing shoes!"
  • "Hey, I was just about to take a little nap over here."
  • "I swear I left that carrot over... Oh! Hi!"
  • "Hey! Hi. Hello. Gotta go!"
  • "Jewel is going to love this!"
  • "Let's turn these preparations into a game!"
  • "Grab your dance shoes! I'll explain later."
  • "Sorry! Do I have something in my feathers?"
  • "Say no more! We're ready to party!"
  • "Hmm? Oh! Sorry. My mind was wandering..."
  • "Ooh hoo!"
  • "That's a pretty swell outfit you're wearing!"
  • "Lend me a helping wing? Uh, oh... a helping hand."
  • "Ooo! Sorry! I didn't see you there."
  • "With your help, this will be the best party ever!"
  • "You know, some people say I"m quite the party animal."
  • "You're really going to need your wits to plan this one!"
  • "Remember: roll up your sleeves! Humans do that, right?"
  • "Behold! The Partier of the Year is here!"
  • "I always have time for you, friend."
  • "You should ask Jewel to help decorate your outfit."
  • "I need your help over here!"
  • "It's time to roll up your sleeves!"
  • "We still have a lot of planning to do!"
  • "You have my undivided attention."
  • "Who? Me?"
  • "Time for you to teach us a master class in party prep!"
  • "Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!"
  • "So, what's the plan? You do have a plan, right?"
  • "Could you just scratch a little lower, please?"
  • "I have a pretty creative idea for you, buddy."
  • "Oh, hi! We have a whole lot to do."
  • "You can invite your friends to the party!"
  • "I am all ears, friend!"
  • "We deserve a party, don't you think?"
  • "Hi! I'm glad you made it."
  • "Oh! Hi there! You scared me."
  • "Remember: roll up your sleeves. Humans do that, right?"


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