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Making of "Rio"

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From the creators of the hit Ice Age series comes Rio, a 3D comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side.

An event created by René Broca and Christian Jacquemart, consultants, France.

Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly and enjoys a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota.
Blu and Linda think he’s the last of his kind, but when they learn about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu’s female counterpart...
Rio, from Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation, is the biggest, most ambitious animated film for the studios.
It is rich with scope and grandeur, and alive with character, colour, music, emotion and fun. The story unfolds amidst a colourful jungle, a beach paradise, a sprawling metropolis – and the celebration to end all celebrations, known as Carnaval.
Rio is more than a point on a map; it’s a magical place, a state of mind, and an attitude.
From development through final film, Carlos Saldanha will illustrate how this unique idea was brought to life. He will discuss all aspects of visual and story development including the script-writing process, concept and character design, digital maquette sculpting, materials and fur exploration, and set design.
An animator himself, he will also highlight the unique animation techniques and talents of the Blue Sky team.
Finally, he will discuss how creating imperfections in the style and design of the Rio world ultimately created the perfect perception of a real place re-imagined.

Christina Witoshin