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.