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Jesse Eisenberg is a rare blue computer-animated bird in the trailer for Rio

12.08.2010by:

THE SOCIAL NETWORK's acclaimed star Jesse Eisenberg isn't the first person you might expect to voice the lead character of a CG-animated flick about (you guessed it) talking animals, and yet somehow it seems to work.

The 3D Fox movie RIO comes from the ICE AGE creators, and also features the vocal talents of Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Jermaine Clement and Jane Lynch (who now seems to be contractually obligated to appear in ever film, TV show and commercial). Actually looks kinda fun.

The synopsis: Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there's another - and that she's a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. But it's far from love at first sight between the domesticated and flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life's many wonders. RIO brings together a menagerie of vivid characters, a heart-warming story, colorful backdrops, energizing Latin and contemporary music, and family-friendly song and dance.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

Extra Tidbit: Yes, I specifically grabbed that screenshot to use. Because CG bum, that's why.
Source: Apple

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6:29PM on 12/10/2010

Finally!

Finally a good non pixar film. looks hilarious!!
Finally a good non pixar film. looks hilarious!!
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1:21PM on 12/09/2010
Looked dumb and boring. I do hope I am wrong!
Looked dumb and boring. I do hope I am wrong!
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11:40AM on 12/09/2010
I think it looks pretty funny. My only problem would be the cgi as it does look kinda shitty like "alpha and omega"
I think it looks pretty funny. My only problem would be the cgi as it does look kinda shitty like "alpha and omega"
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8:44AM on 12/09/2010
Remember last year when everyone was calling Jesse Eisenberg the "fake Michael Cera", then The Social Network happened, no one will ever say that again.
Remember last year when everyone was calling Jesse Eisenberg the "fake Michael Cera", then The Social Network happened, no one will ever say that again.
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4:39AM on 12/09/2010
I like the trailer!
But now, EVERY animated movie is in 3D!? This 3D craze is really grinding my gears.
I like the trailer!
But now, EVERY animated movie is in 3D!? This 3D craze is really grinding my gears.
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10:11AM on 12/09/2010
you know what else grinds my gears...Lindsay Lohan
you know what else grinds my gears...Lindsay Lohan
2:59AM on 12/09/2010
Once in awhile I pee in the bird bath! LOL! Priceless! This looks pretty funny!
Once in awhile I pee in the bird bath! LOL! Priceless! This looks pretty funny!
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2:57AM on 12/09/2010
Not sure whether Terminal was being serious, but I agree with him. This movie looks alot of fun.
Not sure whether Terminal was being serious, but I agree with him. This movie looks alot of fun.
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2:16AM on 12/09/2010
Not that it matters at all, but it's Jemaine Clement. As for this movie.. it looks aaaaaite.
Not that it matters at all, but it's Jemaine Clement. As for this movie.. it looks aaaaaite.
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1:27AM on 12/09/2010
I'll see it
I'll see it
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11:39PM on 12/08/2010
Isn't this the exact same story as that pos Alpha and Omega that came out this year? I'm quite surprised you're interested in this, Terminal. (Unless you're being sarcastic and I'm not getting it.)

It looks better than that movie but I'd have to see some more footage. Eisenberg's voice is surprisingly effective in animated form, though. It doesn't look bad but I'm not exactly blown away.
Isn't this the exact same story as that pos Alpha and Omega that came out this year? I'm quite surprised you're interested in this, Terminal. (Unless you're being sarcastic and I'm not getting it.)

It looks better than that movie but I'd have to see some more footage. Eisenberg's voice is surprisingly effective in animated form, though. It doesn't look bad but I'm not exactly blown away.
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12:11AM on 12/09/2010
I don't buy his comment. Maybe someone hacked into his account.
I don't buy his comment. Maybe someone hacked into his account.
11:19PM on 12/08/2010
Oh I think this looks hilarious. I'll see it.
Oh I think this looks hilarious. I'll see it.
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