So it looks like Rio is 20th Century Fox's attempt to do what Pixar was going to do with Newt. An animated film needs to only be so good for people to truly embrace it and never let go, and kids will go for it either way. Rio doesn't look like the thing of renowned animated film, but it doesn't look bad. You can expect the cheesy musical cues that lesser animated studios indulge in, but you can expect some sort of warmth to go along with it. I'm held back because they're constantly advertising it as Rio The Movie, as if audiences in the theaters are expecting to go to the actual Rio de Janiero.