‘Rio 2’ teaser trailer appears online – watch

The computer-animated sequel flies into cinemas on April 4 2014

A brief teaser trailer for Rio 2 has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The one-minute clip features Blu, Jewel and the other CGI exotic birds from 2011’s Rio shaking their tail feathers – quite literally – to a jaunty Latin pop rhythm.

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, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx 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 a whopping $484 million (£318 million) at the box office worldwide. Rio 2 opens in UK cinemas on April 4 2014.