'Rio': love letter to a Brazilian city
In the new animated movie 'Rio,' a macaw finds his wings. Rio de Janeiro is an inseparable element of the storytelling. Director Carlos Saldanha talks about trolley cars, Christ the Redeemer and Carnival.
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Rio de Janeiro's real coastline( Douglas Engle / LATINPHOTO.org, )
"The city has a personality of its own, the mountains and the ocean so dramatically on top of each other," Saldanha said. "You have this concrete jungle meeting the real jungle."
Photo: A view of Pico Pan de Azucar, or Sugarloaf, the huge torpedo rock that emerges from Guanabara Bay off the Rio coast.