My verdict: First, I'm surprised there weren't any guaraná cameos. Moving on: this movie has some good drama and comedy. The point where Blu finally figures out how to fly is well-orchestrated and satisfying. The voice actor for Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) had an annoying voice that adequately portrayed him as a neurotic sissy, but wasn't convincing when Blu stopped being a sissy. I'm not sure why Jewel ever stopped hating Blu and started liking him. There was nothing attractive in his character. The animation was pretty good —except for the humans' teeth. They never get that right. And Blu's face was so skinny it was distracting; Jewel's is not so skinny, so I'm not sure why they made that decision. Despite having a rich Brazilian musical tradition to draw from, I didn't think any of the songs were that catchy. While I didn't think this movie was spectacular, I wouldn't be bothered if my kids watched it over and over—it's still decent.
Note: The short, Scrat's Continental Crack-up was also on this DVD and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 In the film he's referred to as a Blue Macaw.
 In reality the captive population numbers around 85 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spix's Macaw).
 See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin.
 This observation is not my own. See http://projectionbooth.blogspot.com/2011/06/viewing-log-10.html#rio.
 Read my review of Bawls guaraná soda here.
 The idiot gay henchman wasn't a nice touch, though.
 However, the marmosets were essentially ripped off of the lemurs in Madagascar. And the villain, Nigel, was eerily reminiscent of Scar from The Lion King.
Hyacinth Macaw is by Eric Kilby, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/1465835548/in/photostream/.