are bursting with an infectious energy and offer a vibrant and likable
family entertainment. The story is charming
and innocent, nothing deep or heavy here, it's just good
clean fun and a pleasurable way to spend an hour of your
quotes here for a bit of escapism.
by: Carlos Saldanha
Carlos Saldanha (story)
Don Rhymer (screenplay) Starring: Jesse Eisenberg
- Blu (voice)
Anne Hathaway - Jewel (voice) Leslie Mann
- Linda (voice) Rodrigo Santoro
- Tulio / Soccer Announcer (voice)
Gracinha Leporace - Dr. Barbosa (voice)
Jamie Foxx - Nico (voice)
Will.i.Am - Pedro (voice)
Phil Miler - Aviary Intern / Waiter (voice)
Wanda Sykes - Chloe (The Goose) (voice)
Jane Lynch - Alice (The Other Goose) (voice) Jemaine Clement
- Nigel (voice) Jake T. Austin
- Fernando (voice) George Lopez
- Rafael (voice)
places his hot
chocolate in front of him] Blu: Ah!
This is the life. The perfect marshmallow to coco ratio. [counting the
marshmallow's] Blu: One,
two, three, four, five...six. Mmm. [takes a sip of his coco]
[Chloe, the goose throws
a snow ball at the window interrupting Blu drinking his coco] Chloe: Well,
well, if it isn't my favorite nerd bird. Blu: Ver...very
funny. Real mature! Alice: Hey,
peck! Where you migrating to this year, huh? The breakfast nook? [Chloe and Alice laugh
and throw another snow ball at the window] Blu: Throw
all the snow balls you want. I'm protected by this magical forcefield,
called glass! It what keeps us so toasty and warm in here. While you
guys out there are freezing your... [he looks up and sees
Chloe and Alice showing their behinds to him, making fun] Blu: Classy!
not really built for this weather. Linda: Oh,
are you looking for some books? Tulio: Books?
No! No! I have come six thousand miles, looking for him. [pointing to Blu]
[as Tulio is making
strange bird like noises in front of him] Blu: Linda!
Little help here! Linda? Linda: Wow!
You're actually communicating! Tulio: Yes!
Yes! I introduced myself and shook my tail feathers counter clockwise,
thus referring to his dominance. [to himself] Blu: I did
not get that at all.
know your macaw is a very special bird. In fact, as far as we know, Blu
is the last male of his kind. Linda: Really? Tulio: Yes.
And recently we've found a female and our hope is to bring the two of
the them together to save their species. Linda: Oh!
Well, yeah! Sure! When can she come over? Tulio: Oh,
no, no! She's in Brazil. Blu must come to Rio de Janeiro. Linda: [laughing]
Rio. Brazil. Oh, no! No. No. No. No. No. No! I never let Blu out of my
site. He needs me. Tulio: Oh,
no! You...you misunderstand. It's all arranged. You will be with him
every step of the way. And I will be with you.
Um. Look, I know you're doing your job, but I can't...well, Blu is very
particular. And we have our little routine here. And we're not big on
travel. Heck, he doesn't even fly! Tulio: But
of course he can fly. [he takes Blu and
inspects him] Tulio: He's
a perfect specimen. Linda: Uh...what
you are doing? Tulio: Don't
worry their natural instinct's always to fly. [he lets Blu go so that
he will fly] Linda: Wait!
Wait! Wait! No! No! [Blu crashes on to the
ground] Tulio: Well,
almost always. Linda: Blu!
[to Blu after picking
him up from his fall] Linda: Are
you okay? Tulio: Perhaps
he's too domesticated Linda: It
was very nice of you to stop in and squawk around and throw my bird.
now it's time for you to go. Tulio: Well....I...I'm
very sorry. I'm...I'm very sorry. But...wait...wait! Linda! Linda! [Linda walks him out of
her shop] Tulio: This
could be our last chance. Linda: Have
a safe flight. [she shuts her shop door
in his face and walks away] Tulio: Linda,
please listen to me! If we don't do this, his whole species will be
gone! [he throws his business
card through her shop door post flap] Tulio: Just
think about it.
instincts. There's nothing natural about being thrown halfway across a
room. Well, I'll show him. [reading a book about
Blu: I can
do this. I just have to work out the physics. I have quadrated by
vector angles. I have adjusted for wind shear. Positive reinforcement.
Good. Okay. Let's see. Flaps open. [opens his wings] Blu: Perfect.
Landing gear. [wiggles his claws] Blu: Check.
Tail flaps. [flaps his tail] Blu: Operational.
And actually...not bad.
[as he prepares to fly
for the first time] Blu: This
is it! Let's fly! Just keep it simple. Thrust, lift, drag and wait.
Thrust, lift, drag, wait. [speeds up to get to the
of the table] Blu: Thrust,
lift, drag, wait. Thrust, lift, drag, wai...wai...wait! [gets scared and tries
to stop himself, but instead falls from the table]
[to Blu] Linda: I
promised I would always look out for you, didn't I? And have I ever
broken a promise. I'm scared too. But I wouldn't make you do this if it
wasn't the right thing to do. What do you say, Blu? [she holds our her hand
in a punch, Blu touches his beak and punches his claw to her hand in
my big, brave boy. And we'll be back home before we even know it.
[Nico and Pedro approach
Blu] Blu: I...am...not...from...here. Pedro: Hey,
Nico, he's a tourist! Nico: Funny,
you don't look like one. Blu: Really?
I...I don't! Pedro: Except
you got pigeon doodle on your nose. [Blu wipes the sun cream
from his beak] Blu: Oh!
No! No! This is just SPF three thousand.
are you here for carnival? Blu: Oh,
actually, I'm just here to meet uh...a girl. Nico: Aahhh!
A girl! Pedro: Yes. Nico: Little
word of advice. You, make the first move. Brazilian ladies respond to
confidence. Blu: Oh!
Right! Pedro: Yeah!
It's all about swagger. You gotta puff out that chest. Swing that tail.
Eyes narrow, like some kind of crazy love hawk! [he squawks like a hawk] Nico: But
first, we gotta bust you out! Blu: What? Pedro: Yeah!
I'm a pop that cage open like a soda can. Blu: No! [Pedro tries desperately
to break the metal bar on the cage Blu's in] Blu: No!
No! That's okay. [Pedro, exhausted, stops
pounding the metal bar] Nico: You
call that poppin''? Pedro: Wooh!
This thing's robust! Blu: No!
No! No! Guys, really! I'm fine. The cage is great. Love the cage. Nico: Oh,
well. Suit yourself. Pedro: Hey,
don't forget. Love hawk! [he squawks and flies
away with Nico]
[in Tulio's bird lab] Linda: So,
where's Jewel? Tulio: Oh,
we have a special place for Jewel. She's a very spirited bird. Aviary Intern:
Aahh! I'll say. [he turns and his face
is covered in scratches and bruises] Blu: She
did that? Ah, charming! Okay, I wanna go home now! [as he hears Blu squawk
with fear] Tulio: No,
no! Don't worry. I'm gonna make you looks irresistible.
[as he sets eyes on
Jewel for the first time] Blu: Oh,
she's beautiful! [Blu is mesmerized as
she flies towards him] Blu: What
were they talking about? She's...she's like and angel. And angel, who's
getting really close! [suddenly Jewel crashes
[Blu tries to speak as
Jewel is standing on him with one clawed foot holding his
throat] Jewel: Que? Blu: You're
standing on my throat! [she gets off him] Jewel: Oh,
you're an American! [Blu clears his throat] Blu: Thanks.
I need my throat for talking. So, thank you. Jewel: You
look like me! Blu: Oh!
Hi! Hi! My name is Blu. You know, like the cheese with the mold on it,
that smells really bad. [to himself as he
realizes what he's just said] Blu: That's
stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!
you ready? Blu: For
what? [he suddenly
thinks she's referring to them mating] Blu: Oh!
Oh! Wow! Uuh! Okay. [to himself] Blu: Confidence.
Crazy, love hawk! [he goes towards her] Jewel: All
right. [Blu tries to kiss Jewel] Jewel: Woh!
Hey! [she pushes him away] Jewel: What
are you doing? Blu: What?
What? What you wanted me to! But just for arguments sake uh...what
are...what are you doing? Jewel: I'm
trying to escape! [she points to the air
conditioning vent] Blu: Oh!
Yeah! Escape! Tha...that's where I was going with that thing I just
did... Jewel: Wait!
Wai...wai...wai...wait! Did you actually think we were gonna kiss?! Blu: No!
No! No! No! Jewel: We
mean, I know how my feathers look. But I'm not that kind of bird. [just then
a disco ball comes down, the lights are dimmed and Lionel
Richie's 'Say you, Say me' starts playing] Blu: Okay,
I had nothing to do with that. But, that's actually a pretty good song. [Jewel gives him a look
as he starts singing to the music] Blu: ...naturally.
Yeah! Sing it, Lionel. [Jewel suddenly jumps
[Linda watches on the
monitor as Blu and Jewel struggle, thinking they're mating] Linda: Wow!
That was fast. Tulio: Lionel
Richie! Works every time. We should probably give them some privacy.
me! Please! I am trying to sleep! Jewel: [sarcastically] Oh,
I'm sorry sleepy head. I'm trying to escape! Blu: Escape!
Why? This cage is awesome. Jewel: The
cage! Oh, what was I thinking? I wouldn't expect a pet to understand. Blu: Pet?
Did you just call me a pet? For the record, I am not a pet! I am a
companion. And you know what? Do whatever you want! Cause tomorrow
morning, Lind will come for me and this whole nightmare will be over.
You would rather be with a...a...a human than with your own kind! Blu: Well,
that human has given me love and affection for the past fifteen years.
Whereas my own kind tried to strangle me after fifteen seconds. Jewel: Yeah,
well, because of them, I've lost everything. You can't trust them! Blu: Of
course you can trust humans! [he hears Jewel make a
noise] Blu: Jewel?
Jewel? [he sees a man hover
over him] Blu: Oh! Hi
there. [the man puts a sheet
over Blu's head]
of you to join me for dinner. I often eat alone. Oh, uh...because, of
course I work. Linda: [laughing] I
thought I was the bird nerd until I met you. Tulio: Yes.
Right. Do you have a favorite bird? Linda: Well,
obviously I'm a blue macaw kinda gal. Tulio: [laughing] That
makes sense. They are very handsome birds. Linda: Actually,
it's the brains I'm more attracted to. I'm not so impressed by fancy
feathers. Tulio: I
know exactly what you mean. My favorite birds is a spotted owl. I've
always been mesmerized by those big, round, intelligent eyes. [he looks at Linda's
eyes which are big, round and intelligent looking]
[crying after finding
out Blu has been taken] Linda: This
is all my fault! Tulio: No,
Linda! Linda! Please! This is not your fault. Linda: You're
right. It's not my fault. It's your fault! Tulio: What? Linda: With
your little bird talk! And that whole 'last of his species'! Well, you
know what? Squawk, squawkaty, squawk, squawk! Haah! [realizing what she's
done] Linda: I'm
sorry! I didn't mean to curse! Tulio: I...I
don't understand. Sylvio is the best guard in the business!
[Linda and Tulio watch
as Sylvio gets questioned by a police officer] Police Officer: So
let me get this straight? You were attacked by a little white bird? Sylvio: Yes!
With this rag! [he holds up a small
white rag] Sylvio: He
held it to my mouth, like...like this! [he holds the rag
against his mouth, takes a breath and faints to the ground, the police
offer catches the rag, takes a sniff of it and also faints] Linda: We're
[Blu chants to himself
with fear whilst trapped in a cage] Blu: Okay.
Okay. There's not place like home! There's no place like home! Oh, how
I wish I was back in my own cage, with my mirror and my swing and my
little bell! Oh! How I miss my bell. Jewel: Shh!
Play dead. [she drops to the floor
still playing dead] Blu: I
don't need to play dead! I'm about to have a heart attack! Jewel: Just
do it! Blu: Oh,
fine! [he fakes a fall and
starts twitching] Jewel: Stop
twitching! Blu: Come
on! It's the twitching that sell it.
[a boy places the cage
holding Blu and Jewel on the table in front of Marcel] Marcel:
Well, what do you know? Good work, Fernando. You see, boys. What did I
tell you about this one?
you were going to pay him half as much as you said? [Marcel slaps Tipa in
the face to shut him up] Marcel: No!
You idiot! That he reminds me of myself when I was that age. Smart,
resourceful. Here you go kid. [he hands the boy some
money] Fernando: Hey!
This is only half of what you promised me! Marcel: Ah!
Shut up, kid! [he takes the cover off
the cage to see Blu and Jewel looking dead] Marcel: What
the...? [he picks up Jewel] Marcel: I
though I told you I needed these birds alive! Tell me, Fernando, does
this look alive to you? Huh? [just then Jewel bites
Marcel's thumb and flies away]
[after Jewel has been
caught and placed back in the cage with Blu] Blu: That
was your plan? To take off and leave me? Jee, thanks! Jewel: Well,
why didn't you follow me? Blu: Uh... [doesn't reply as he's
too embarrassed to admit he can't fly]
what's going to happen to them? Marcel: Don't
worry. We're gonna find good homes for them. Now, go home to your mama. Fernando: But
I don't have a mama! Marcel: Father? Armando:
Brother? Tipa: Goldfish? [Fernando shakes his
head] Tipa: Ah!
Can we keep him, boss? Marcel: No! [he shuts the door in
[hearing Marcel talking
to his men through the door] Tipa: So,
Marcel, what's really gonna happen to those birds? Marcel: Ah!
Stuffed, eaten! Who cares! All I know is we're going to be rich!
[trapped in their cage
in a room full of the other trapped animals] Blu: Okay.
Pull it together. The key is not to panic. Jewel: I'm
not panicking! Blu: I
wasn't talking to you. I was talking to me. But it's okay, because any
minute now, Linda will find us. Jewel: Oh,
great! And then she'll stick us behind another set of bars, right? Blu: Yeah!
I...I mean, no! Jewel: Look,
pet cages might work for you, but I don't want to belong to anyone.
[jumping onto the cage
Blu and Jewel are being held in] Nigel: Oh,
I know I'm not a pretty birdy. But I used to be quite a looker. [shows them a poster
with himself looking dashing on it] Nigel: The
star! Lights. Camera. Action! [he starts singing] Nigel: I
was striking, suave, ambitious. Feet to beak. So bodylicious. Now I am
wild. I am villainous and vicious. Oh! And malicious. I had it all. A
TV show. Women too! I was tall, over one foot two! And then they got a
pretty parakeet to fill my shoes. That's why I'm so evil. Why I do what
I do! [a chorus of birds
starts singing] Chorus of birds:
He was a super star! Nigel: So
young and vital. Chorus of birds: He's
ghastly! Nigel: A
South American Idol! Chorus of birds: He's
a suspicious bird! Nigel: Who
said that about me? Chorus of birds: A
very vicious bird. Nigel: I'll
have you rotisseried! I'm a feathery freak, with a beak. A bird murder!
You think you're badder than me. I never head of ya. I'm evil. I'll
your cheese with evils!
[continues his singing
to Blu and Jewel] Nigel: I
poop on people and I blame it on seagulls. [we see some bird poop
with a seagull nearby] Nigel: It
was him. Chorus of birds: He's
a nasty bird! Nigel: I'm
invincible. Chorus of birds: He's
ghastly! Nigel: I'm
unmincable. I'm unwashable. Unrinsable. Like an abandoned school, I
have no principle. Full of Brazilian birds. All eighty million birds. I
tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to bake you. [to the chorus of birds
who continue singing] Nigel: Shut
up now. Shut up! [the chorus of birds
stop singing] Nigel: It's
just me. [to Blu and Jewel] Nigel: I
will make you ugly too! Sweet nightmares. [laughs wickedly and
flies away] Blu: Not
cool man! Scary, but not cool!