Rio on DVD - A Review

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Recently we were offered the opportunity to review a family-friendly DVD from the online entertainment retailer Zavvi. Zavvi have a huge range available in their DVD department and some great prices too. Bud is just starting to enjoy films and watch them properly and, as he loves animals so much, we chose to receive Rio.
Rio DVD Cover

Rio was released in 2011 and tells the story of Blu, an exotic pet bird who believes he is the last of his kind. When his owner realises there is a female bird in Brazil they set off to try and find her. This leads to a wild adventure as Blu, who never learned to fly, meets Jewel and a group of wise-cracking Rio de Janeiro birds.

Bud has absolutely loved watching Rio, he is a big fan of parrots and the characters are very funny and engaging. His especial favourites were the marmosets who text each other monkey-speak! He's yet to watch it all in one sitting but the beauty of having films on DVD means that we can pause it for a while so he can come back and watch more later. I had no expectations as I didn't know much about this film but, from the very first scene, the riot of colour and exuberance shines through. The Latin music and scenery makes the animation so vibrant. 

The voice acting is excellent with the lead macaws being voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway. Red Rose Daddy and I have enjoyed watching with Bud and there is enough content within to keep us entertained too.

We received a special edition of Rio which included a sneak peek at the new film Epic which is from the same creators, this gave us a full introduction to the film and I'm looking forward to that being released on DVD so we can add it to our collection too.


Disclaimer: We received this DVD Free of Charge for the purpose of an open and honest review.