Rio 2 is an upcoming 2014 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio and the studio's first film to have a sequel outside of their existing Ice Age franchise. The title refers to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the films are set. The film will feature the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro and Jake T. Austin. The film is currently scheduled to be released worldwide on April 11, 2014, following the film's premiere in Brazil on March 28, 2014 and its UK release on April 4, 2014.
Blu (Eisenberg), Jewel (Hathaway) and their three kids Bia (Stenberg), Carla (Crow), and Tiago (Gagnon) leave their domesticated life in the magical city for a journey to the Amazon where they encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild.
Little relationship annoyances, such as Blu's continued un-macaw-like insistence on making pancakes for the kids, are no big deal. Blu's former human owner Linda (Mann) has also moved from her cozy home in Minnesota to the reserve to be with the quirky wildlife preservationist Tulio (Santoro).
But the idyllic life gets disrupted when Jewel discovers that her long-lost father and his clan have been discovered hiding in the Amazon rain forest, where their habitat is under threat.
Part of the issue is that Jewel's relatives, led by radical patriarch Eduardo (voiced by Andy García), don't trust humans — no matter how well-meaning. And Eduardo doesn't accept the domesticated Blu, even if the former house bird has learned to fly.
Jewel's childhood friend and the son Eduardo never had, Roberto (Bruno Mars), also appear to give a musical touch - humorous
- Jesse Eisenberg as Tyler "Blu" Gunderson, a male Spix's Macaw from Minnesota and the protagonist.
- Anne Hathaway as Jewel, a female Spix's Macaw from Rio de Janeiro. 
- Jemaine Clement as Nigel, an evil and sadistic Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and the main antagonist.
- George Lopez as Rafael, a romantic Toco Toucan fond of Carnival
- Jamie Foxx as Nico, Pedro's close friend. He is a Yellow Canary with a green and blue striped bottlecap as a hat and tambourine. He loves to samba. 
- will.i.am as Pedro, a rapping Red-crested Cardinal and Nico's best friend. 
- Tracy Morgan as Luiz, a bulldog and a chainsaw expert who has a medical condition of drooling
- Bebel Gilberto as Eva, a Keel-billed Toucan and Rafael's wife
- Andy García as the radical patriarch Eduardo who leads Jewel's relatives
- Bruno Mars as a wild, yet very suave Spix's Macaw and Jewel's childhood friend Roberto.
- Kristin Chenoweth as Gabi, a villainous but emotional poisonous dart frog and the secondary antagonist.
- Rita Moreno as Mimi, Eduardo's funny older sister
- Amandla Stenberg as Blu and Jewel's younger daughter Bia
- Rachel Crow as Blu and Jewel's eldest daughter Carla
- Pierce Gagnon as Blu and Jewel's youngest and only son Tiago 
- Bernardo de Paula as Kipo
- Miriam Wallen as Tiny
- Charlie, a non-speaking anteater and one of Nigel's henchmen. He is the tertiary antagonist.
- Eric Edelstein as TBA
- John Leguizamo as TBA
- Carol McFadden as Lulu
- Leslie Mann as Linda Gunderson, a girl who discovered Blu after he was taken from Rio de Janeiro to Moose Lake and adopted him for 15 years
- Rodrigo Santoro as Tulio Monteiro, a Brazilian ornithologist
- Jake T. Austin as Fernando, Marcel's former impoverished assistant
- Natalie Morales as a news reporter
- Janelle Monáe as a veterinary physician
Interviews and Featurettes
In an interview after his nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Sérgio Mendes said that the film is likely to have a sequel, and that Carlos Saldanha is planning it for release in 2014, a few months before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. Also, a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox said that the studio is interested in turning Rio into a franchise.
- ""I think the plan is for the movie to come three or four months before the World Cup. Fox has been talking about (it) and it looks like it's going to happen. We're going to have a meeting I think next week and Carlos is coming to town to tell us the story, and it looks like it's a go.""
- ―Sérgio Mendes, January 25, 2012.
Variety states that Carlos Saldanha had officially signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox that allows him to helm live-action and/or animated films, with the sequel being part of that contractual agreement.
On April 7th, 2012, Deadline.com reported that Jesse Eisenberg has signed up to reprise his role as Blu, and Anne Hathaway has also signed on to reprise her role as Jewel. Rodrigo Santoro has confirmed his return to voice ornithologist Tulio Monteiro, as well as hinting that the sequel's setting will involve more of the Amazon.
On April 18, 2013, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios unveiled the first teaser trailer at the annual Las Vegas, Nevada CinemaCon.  On May 14, 2013, that same trailer was released online worldwide.
On June 18, 2013, a new promo poster was released at the Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas.
On September 25, 2013, the official Rio Twitter account asked fans to tune in to Entertainment Tonight for an exclusive preview of the Rio 2 trailer. The program ended with a 20 second look at various scenes from the film. A replay of the preview was made available on the website the following day.
On October 2, 2013, that same theatrical trailer was released online worldwide.
- ""It's going to be unique. It's a new story, and in some songs, my band is part of it" Sérgio Mendes, October 23, 2013."
On December 10, 2013, NBC's The Today Show aired a video clip featuring more film footage, including a scene where Today Show news anchor Natalie Morales, for her animation debut, voices a newscaster modeled after her.
On December 12, 2013, a second official trailer was unveiled worldwide, along with a further description of the story and the new characters.
On December 13, 2013, that same trailer was posted on YouTube by the official Rio movie channel.
On December 26, 2013, a music video in which the Rio cast danced to the track "What Is Love" by Janelle Monáe was uploaded to the official Rio channel on YouTube. In addition, a clip featuring more film footage of the New Year's Eve party was also uploaded to the channel.
On January 17, 2014, the official Rio movie channel on YouTube uploaded a video announcing Rita Moreno as the recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. A short clip from Rio 2 featuring her character, Mimi, was also shown in the video.
On January 23, 2014, along with four new posters, it was revealed by Blue Sky that another musical talent, Wondaland, is going to feature their music in Rio 2.
On January 24, 2014, the official Rio Twitter account invited fans to a special Grammy coverage with Nico and Pedro on January 26, 2014.
On January 31, 2014, a video featuring Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx and will.i.am, Musician Early, was released worldwide.
On February 11, 2014, a new trailer featuring the characters Nigel and Gabi, Runs Wild, was released.
On February 14, 2014, a telenovela series has been released, telling the story of the forbidden love between Nigel and Gabi.
On February 19, 2014, a video was uploaded that detailed how Carlos Saldanha and his team reached out to various groups to assemble and enrich the music of Rio 2.
- "The success of the first film was the start of a franchise."
- ―20th Century Fox spokesperson, January 27, 2012.
A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox stated that they are interested in turning Rio into a franchise due to the original's gross success and critical acclaim.
- There are roughly 142 Spix's Macaws that appear in the giant "2" of the animated poster. The number of Spix's Macaws within that formation seems to loosely follow the real-life population of the species left in existence (most of which are kept in captivity).
- Before the official release of the movie, a Deleted Scene was leaked showing Linda, Tulio and Fernando's search for Spix's Macaws.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Twentieth Century Fox Animation Announces RIO 2 Casting
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sneak Peek: In 'Rio 2,' love is not just for the birds
- ↑ The Real "Rio": True Story of a Spix's Macaw
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rio 2 (2014) - Full Cast & Crew
- ↑ 
- ↑ Sergio Mendes says a 'Rio' sequel 'looks like it's going to happen'
- ↑ 'Rio' helmer Carlos Saldanha inks Fox pact
- ↑ Jesse Eisenberg is leaving ICM for CAA
- ↑ Catwoman joining Thor on Spielberg's Robopocalypse?
- ↑ Rodrigo Santoro Talks 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, RIO 2, HELENO and More
- ↑ Screenwriter Don Rhymer dies at 51
- ↑ CinemaCon: 20th Century Fox Previews Its 2013 Slate
- ↑ http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/22/cinemacon-fox-previews-epic-the-wolverine-rio-2-and-more/
- ↑ (UPDATED) Watch: Portuguese Teaser for Rio 2
- ↑ Sergio Mendes talks 'Rio,' Prince and The Black Eyed Peas
- ↑ 
- ↑ Fox says Rio may become a franchise due to the first film's success.
- Official website
- Rio 2 at the Internet Movie Datbase
- Rio 2 at Rotten Tomatoes
- Rio 2 at Metacritic
- Rio 2 at Box Office Mojo
- Sneak Peek: In 'Rio 2,' love is not just for the birds.
- Rio 2 IMDb profile
|Rio (2011) • Rio 2 (2014) • Rio 3 (TBA)|
|Rio: The Series (TBD)|
|Blu • Jewel • Rafael • Nico • Pedro • Luiz • Bia • Carla • Tiago • Nigel • Fernando • Linda Gunderson • Tulio Monteiro • Mimi • Eduardo • Roberto • Gabi • Charlie|
|Multiplayer Party Game • DS version • Angry Birds Rio|
|"Real in Rio" • "Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)" • "Pretty Bird" • "Take You To Rio" • "Telling the World" • "Sapo Cai" • "Fly Love" • Samba de Orly • "What Is Love"|
|Blue Sky Studios|
|Ice Age (2002) • Robots (2005) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Horton Hears A Who! (2008) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Rio (2011) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Epic (2013)|
|Rio 2 (2014) • Peanuts (2015) • Ice Age 5 (2016) • Ferdinand (2017) • Anubis (2018) • Spore (TBA) • Rio 3 (TBA)|
|Bunny (1998) • Gone Nutty (2002) • Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty (2005) • No Time For Nuts (2006) • Surviving Sid (2008) • Scrat's Continental Crack-up (2010) • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)|