New teaser for ‘Rio 2’ released – watch

Computer-animated sequel flies into cinemas on April 4, 2014

A second teaser trailer for Rio 2 has been released after May’s first preview from the computer-animated sequel.

The new clip begins with a heartfelt rendition of ‘Memory’ from Cats before the CGI exotic birds from 2011’s Rio start shaking their tail feathers – quite literally – to a a frisky Latin pop rhythm. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the teaser.

Rio 2 follows Blu and Jewel, the lovebirds voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, as they relocate from Rio to the rainforest so they can teach their kids to live like “real birds”. “As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbours,” the plot synopsis teases, “he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.”

Alongside Eisenberg and Hathaway,, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann and Tracy Morgan have all reprised their voice roles from the first film. Meanwhile, new additions to the cast include Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars.

Carlos Saldanha has returned as director after his original Rio film raked in an impressive $484 million (£318 million) at the box office worldwide. Rio 2 is set to open in UK cinemas on April 4, 2014.