Anne Hathaway and NPH Providing Voices for Blue Sky's Rio

October 23, 2009

Anne Hathaway / Neil Patrick Harris

We don't always report on voice casting for animated movies, but this one sounds interesting. Blue Sky Studios' next feature film is called Rio, about a nerdy macaw who breaks out of his small-town Minnesota cage and heads to the exotic Summer Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro. Fox has cast Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris and Rodrigo Santoro as the voice talent for the film in order for it to be ready for an April, 2011 release. Brazilian-born Carlos Saldanha, who has been developing the project for years and who also directed most of Blue Sky's films including Ice Age 1 through 3 and Robots, will be directing Rio.

As with DreamWorks Animation as well, I'm always interested in Blue Sky's newest original projects, but they never seem to hold up in the end. The first Ice Age is the only film out of the five that Blue Sky has made with Fox that I've actually ever enjoyed. Although I may not like them, their films do make a lot of money, with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs becoming one of the biggest box office earners worldwide this year. I'll admit I'm interested in Rio just because I like the concept and sounds like it could be fun. And the voice cast, well, I don't have much to say about them just yet. I'll wait until we see more from this first.

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  • gplongwood
    I'm sure it will be "le-gen-da-ry"
  • Wait for it...
  • Boy
    NPH is Jesus.
  • silver
    that guys awesome.
  • Red bird
    I'm positive it's gonna be great with adventure And beautiful perspectives of the place.




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