‘Rio 2’ goes rollin’ on the river


What: “Rio 2”

Cast: The voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruno Mars, George Lopez and Tracy Morgan

Writers: Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner

Director: Carlos Saldanha

The story: Blu (Eisenberg), Jewel (Hathaway) and their three kids find themselves stuck in the wilds of the Amazon in this animated sequel.

The buzz: The 2011 original earned $143 million in the U.S., but a whopping $341 million in the rest of the world. The sequel’s opening may be muted, though, considering the current glut of family movies, as “Muppets Most Wanted,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “The Lego Movie” and even “Frozen” are still in theaters.

 

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