The Adventures of a Nerdy Macaw

I don’t even know what the hell a nerdy macaw is, but apparently Blue Sky Studios, Fox Animation and director Carlos Saldanha all think that Neil PatrickĀ  Harris would be a great representation of one when he (or his voice rather) stars in “Rio”, which follows the adventures of a nerdy macaw who lights out from his small-town Minnesota cage for the exotic Summer Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro. (via ABCNews)

I was curious after reading this much earlier today on the most credible news website known to man, Perez Hilton. (Nope, not linking that one.) What exactly is a nerdy macaw and why’s it gotta be from Minnesota? Google images says this is a nerdy macaw:

That’s just a creepy guy with no shirt on getting ready to make out with a bird. I don’t know if I’d call that nerdy or not. When I added “Minnesota” to my search, I wound up on this link. I’ll save you the trouble – it’s a “quality gay dating site”. Google Images has failed me.

The movie is also rumored to star Anne Hathaway (the hottie from The Devil Wears Prada or the beard that was married to Jake Gyllenhal’s character in Brokeback Mountain) and Rodrigo Santoro (who plays one of the dudes that get buried alive in “Lost” and has apparently been called the Brazilian Tom Cruise…). Fox hasn’t confirmed the aforementioned casting, but Fox doesn’t do a lot of things right anyway.

2 Comments so far

  1. David (jacc) on October 23rd, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

    Nerdy? More like suave. That guy wants a kiss, but I think the Macaw is flirting with the photographer. Very Minnesotan.


  2. two dolla » Blog Archive » links for 2009-10-24 (pingback) on October 24th, 2009 @ 9:01 am

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