One-Tank Trip for March 29/14
(c) By Jim Fox
The adults had their fun, now it’s time for kids to enjoy films from around the world.
The TIFF Kids International Film Festival returns in Toronto with premieres of some of the best films for children aged three to 13.
|The Canadian premiere of Rio 2, an animated adventure in the Amazon featuring Blu and Jewel, happens at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of TIFF)|
TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) kids’ version runs from April 8 to 21 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W.
It’s a jungle out there
The festival opens with the Canadian premiere of Rio 2, an all-star sequel to the hit 2011 animated adventure set in the jungles of the Amazon.
It reunites audiences with Blu and Jewel, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.
This 3-D computer-animated sequel takes the lovebirds and their three young ones to the wilds of South America from the big city.
Returning are the favourite Rio characters with new voice actors including Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars and Rita Moreno, and backed by a swinging soundtrack featuring Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.
|Rio 2 (Photo courtesy of TIFF)|
Closing night features The House of Magic, an animated 3-D feature from Belgium about a young abandoned cat who finds a new home in an enchanted mansion.