'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 trolley rides( Felipe Dana / Associated Press )
The yellow trolley cars are a recognizable touchstone from South America's oldest tramway.
Photo: Revelers walk along a yellow tramcar in the historic Santa Teresa neighborhood during the Heaven on Earth street parade. The parade helps usher in Brazil's famous Carnival.