If you haven’t seen “Rio” yet, you should – unless you’re like my parents, who never ever watch animated movies. In Danny’s and my opinions, Dad and Mom miss out on a lot of good family fun by excluding these delightful treats. They come from the Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, and Road Runner eras, in which short cartoons were shown before the main movie. They refuse to open their minds to “Shrek,” “Toy Story”s, “Treasure Planet,” “Despicable Me,” “The Incredibles,” “Rango,” “Rapunzel,” etc., which have such wonderful stories to tell with humor and insight. What a shame! The animated movies of the last decade or so are moralistic, not unlike fables of old. They present right/wrong issues in a way children can understand, and they often promote self-esteem.  

“Rio” is just such a movie, cute and funny with terrific voices and dialogue. Take your children/grandchildren or go by yourselves. 🙂


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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