Sum­mer Movie Marathon

This month’s eclec­tic home-video lineup in­cludes and Ap­ple­seed Al­pha. By Mercedes Mil­li­gan

Animation Magazine - - Home Video -

Car­los Sal­danha’s color­ful, mu­si­cal se­quel to Blue Sky’s CG avian ad­ven­ture brings Blu (Jesse Eisen­berg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three nestlings to the Ama­zon rain­for­est in search of elu­sive kin. But il­le­gal log­gers threaten their hu­man al­lies, while schem­ing cock­a­too Nigel ( Flight of the Con­chords’ Je­maine Cle­ment) is hot on Blu’s tail feath­ers. Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Gar­cia join the A-list voice cast for this sec­ond South Amer­i­can out­ing.

With the sin­gle-disc DVD, you get spe­cial fea­tures “Rio Re­fresher,” “Birds and Beats: The Singing Tal­ents of Rio 2,” “Nigel the Shake­spearean Cock­a­too and Friends,” mu­sic videos for Janelle Monae’s “What is Love” and story opens with el­derly Emilio be­ing sent to a re­tire­ment home by his fam­ily. His new room­mate is a wily, petty swindler named Miguel, who is also full of in­sider tips on sur­viv­ing life in the home. The English dub cast stars Martin Sheen, Matthew Mo­dine and Ge­orge Coe.

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