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‘Rio’ a new 3-D animated adventure

The movie: “Rio”

When: Opening Friday at local theaters

Cast: Voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, George Lopez

Director: Carlos Saldanha

The story: A domesticated macaw from Minnesota hits the road — make that the skies — by flying down to Rio de Janeiro.

The buzz: This new 3-D animated adventure has a definite “Ice Age” connection; director Saldanha co-directed “Ice Age” (and “Robots”) before soloing on the two “Ice Age” sequels. But he also lends his voice to a supporting character. As for the major characters, video game players may already know them, thanks to their appearance in the “Rio” edition of “Angry Birds.”

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