I somehow managed to get myself invited by Fox Studios to their media day for the DVD release of Rio! It was yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel here in Los Angeles and I had so much fun! There was a luncheon followed by entertainment by a Carnival type dancer on stilts.
Then we went for a presentation about all the amazing extras on the DVD that is scheduled to be released August 2nd. There are more than one hour of special interactive features including exploring the world of Rio, deleted scenes, music videos, and my favorite, Carnival Dance O Rama where you can learn to samba with some of the characters.
If you get the Blu Ray version, you’ll also be able to get activity sheets to download on your iPad for your kids (or yourself) to color and you can unlock fifteen additional levels on the Angry Birds Rio App!
The movie has an all-star and very funny cast. The lead characters, Blu and Jewel, are played by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway. There is also will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, and George Lopez.
Did I mention George Lopez was at the event? I didn’t? Hmm. Well, he was. He answered questions and was really nice. Oh, and funny. He’s really funny.
The movie is rated G. With all the singing, dancing, and bright colors, it’s a great end of summer movie for the whole family. My girls loved it when they saw it in the theaters and I know they’re anxiously waiting to be able to add it to our Friday night movie night line up. And I might be anxiously waiting for some extra Angry Birds Rio levels.
I want to thank Fox studios and especially Mandy Rodgers for inviting me to the event. I wan not compensated for this post or required to write one. All the opinions expressed are mine and honest, as always.