Director: Carlos Saldanha
Year Released: 2011
A rare blue macaw (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) is lifted from his native Brazil and ends up dumped in frigid, backwards Minnesota, where he's raised by a young girl and literally never learns to fly (symbolism alert!); when he returns to Rio de Janeiro, he's re-kidnapped by bird smugglers, but meets his perfect mate (Anne Hathaway). The title is probably better than what this should be called, which is Run, Bird, Run, as what passes for a storyline is said macaws running every which way away from this or that - at the very least, when they're sprinting through the streets no one has to hear the one-liners and attempts at humor thud (if Tracy Jordan isn't even a little funny, something is seriously wrong). Virtually none of the characters are even remotely distinctive, but their designs are cute - the macaws have large, expressive eyes - and Jemaine Clement is given a brief moment to shine for his musical number (though this is off-set by the consistently awful Will.I.Am).