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Co-founder of Blue Sky Studios and a driving force behind the mega-successful Ice Age franchise, Carlos Saldanha is back with a new animation. It's set in his home town Rio de Janeiro and follows the story of a domesticated macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) and his potential mate (Anne Hathaway). After all that animating the last thing he needed was to undergo our fiendish bird quiz, even less so with a couple of curveballs thrown in. We made him do it anyway, though, and being a sport he gave it his best shot.


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