Rio (2011) Poster



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Followed by 

Rio 2 (2014)


Angry Birds Rio (2011) (Video Game)
A crossover game with Angry Birds and Rio characters.
Rio: Match 3 Party (2017) (Video Game)
Features same characters


King Kong (1933)
Pedro calls one of the marmosets Little King Kong as an insult.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
"There's no place like home"
The Great Dictator (1940)
Nigel with the globe during his song
Psycho (1960)
shrieking violins heard
The Jungle Book (1967)
The monkey's secret hangout and royal throne chair resemble King Louie's temple and throne chair.
White Nights (1985)
Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" was written for "White Nights"
Die Hard (1988)
The "Fly Hard" poster, as well as Pedro's line "Yippie-ki-yay, monkeyman!".
Garfield and Friends (1988) (TV Series)
During "Real In Rio", an walking egg bearing a resemblence to Sheldon is shown.
Fargo (1996)
The main character in Rio, Linda Gunderson, is a play on the Fargo characters Marge Gunderson and Linda Kooksey. The story also begins in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota, which was the location of the cabin from the famous wood chipper scene.
Millionaire Dogs (1999)
The film's main protagonist is a parrot that doesn't know how to fly.
American Idol (2002) (TV Series)
"South American Idol"

Referenced in 

That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at the Animated Features of 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as anticipated film of 2011.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger's thumb verdict is shown in the "Now in Theaters" segment
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rio (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy reviews the movie
The Nostalgia Teen: Buddy (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters seen on magazine cover.
The Nostalgia Teen: Top 11 Animated Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
AniMat's Reviews: Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions that the coloured extras problem in Rio is also seen in Cars 2.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 4 (2012) (TV Episode)
Blue Sky Studios, the studio that did the computer animation in Titan A.E. later made this film.
Saturday Night Live: Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells (2012) (TV Episode)
During "Bronx Beat" sketch, starts rambling on about owning a Macaw and visiting Rio.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.85 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay Leno mentions that she was in this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Craig Ferguson/Vera Farmiga/Harper Simon (2013) (TV Episode)
Vera Farmiga talks about her daughter singing a song from the film
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
Cover was shown.
AniMat's Reviews: Epic (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat believes Blue Sky has been holding back with the Ice Age and Rio films because of Epic's wonderful animation.
Mad: Lukewarm Bodies/Does Someone Have to GOa? (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu appears as a Green Lantern.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.14 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Rio 2 (2014)
Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) (TV Episode)
among movies in "Diet DreamWorks"
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2014) (TV Episode)
Screenshot featuring Túlio and Linda is shown as an example of animated human character designs done right.
Bones: The Lance to the Heart (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
Fox's later attempt at depicting Brazil.
Honest Game Trailers: Angry Birds (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
SuperPigAlex: SuperBob (2017) (TV Episode)
when Bob turns into a monster. he looks like Blu.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Cena/Bridget Everett/Beck (2017) (TV Episode)
John Cena mentions the earlier movie by the makers of Ferdinand (2017)
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Will Smith turns into a Pidgeon (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film about birds made by Blue Sky Studios.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Stephen Hillenburg (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a piece of Fox media that was supposed to have an attraction at the potential theme park.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Onward to Weird Hedgehogs (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Garfieldelodeon (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by Blue Sky.

Featured in 

Taio Cruz: Telling the World (2011) (Video)
clips shown
Angry Birds Rio (2011) (Video Game)
Certain levels allow players to use Blu and Jewel, the two lead characters from this film
Rio: T4 Movie Special (2011) (TV Special)
Special about the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.122 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring the voice of Tracy Morgan is shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of the film to be reviewed next week
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring the voice of Jamie Foxx is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.131 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring Leslie Mann is shown
Maltin on Movies: The Conspirator (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown as Roger reviews the film
Taio Cruz: Telling the World (Version 2) (2011) (Video)
clips shown
AniMat's Reviews: Rio (2011) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown. An original Blue Sky film in the studio's release pattern.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.2 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of Jackson Murphy's 3rd worst film of the year so far
Boom-Boom Tish-Tish: The Sounds of Rio (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
Explore the World of Rio (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
Saving the Species: One Voice at a Time (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
The Acting Animators (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
The Making of Hot Wings (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
The Real Rio (2011) (Video)
Clips shown
Maltin on Movies: The Help (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the animated films of 2011.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Nominee Clips
That Fellow in the Coat: Top 10 Strangest/Most Annoying Academy Decisions (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips of "Real in Rio", which was one of two songs to be nominated in 2012, yet not performed.
Rio 2 (2014)
Clips from the first movie are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar (2014) (TV Episode)
Nigel gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Reviews: Rio 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat recaps his opinion on the first film. Clip shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Almost Kisses in Animated Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The almost kiss between Linda Gunderson & Dr. Túlio Monteiro gets an honorable mention.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Netflix Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Topic of discussion.


Goldfinger (1964)
Nico throws his hat (a bottle cap) at the monkey holding on to the spoonbill that takes Blue & Jewel to the tram - just like Oddjob in "Goldfinger"
The Karate Kid (1984)
At the samba fight scene, Mauro is trying to intimidate Kipo by making elaborate karate moves, ending with the famous "Crane kick"
Die Hard (1988)
As Nigel tells Jewel and Blue about his career in the movies, there's a movie poster in the background titled "Fly Hard."

Spoofed in 

Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) (TV Episode)
RiOa is a spoof of this movie.

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